Note: This trip was made in December 2018. After a complimentary morning tour to Changchun Shrine and Swallow Grotto, we were brought back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, we arranged for a driver and car to bring us to the rest of the Taroko (太魯閣) Trails. The driver also played the role of
Note: This trip was made in December 2018. Our second day at Taroko. We woke up early as we were looking forward to joining the three-hour guided tour organised by the hotel as part of the hotel stay package. The first stop was to Changchun (Eternal Spring) Shrine, then to Yanzikou (Swallow Grotto) Trail. The
Note: This trip was made n December 2018. We woke up early for an early breakfast and check out from Eslite Hotel to head to our next destination. We took the MRT from Taipei Station to Hualien Station where we waited for the hotel’s mini-bus to pick us up to the Silk Place, the hotel
If you have read my post on my 2 year blog anniversary, you would have read that I have been occupied with work. I have not been doing much to look for the cute otters. My last post on otters was more than a year ago. My colleague said to me that I should not
At our Spring visit to Tokyo, we made a day trip to Hakone 箱根 to catch a view of Mount Fuji. I booked a day tour where we were picked up from the hotel at Shinjuku at eight in the morning. Mount Fuji 5th Station Our first stop was to Mt Fuji 5th Station located along
During Spring in Tokyo, besides Shinjuku Gyoen, another must-visit park is Ueno Park, Tokyo’s most popular park. At our visit to Tokyo in late March, we had the day and night hanami experience at Ueno Park. A picture speaks a thousand words, sharing my experience with the photos we captured. Enjoy. A Day at Ueno
It’s the time of the year. Spring is here which means Sakura season. Glad I managed to catch it this year unlike my first Spring visit to Tokyo when I was a month too early for the cherry blossom season. We caught a red-eye flight to Tokyo and were welcomed by the beautiful cherry blossoms.
Takachiho Gorge (高千穂峡) is a narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River. The Gorge was formed after an eruption of Mount Aso the lava flowed from Mount Aso and over time eroded to create 80～ 100m high cliffs of volcanic basalt columns which filled the narrow valley of the Gokase River. We