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Taroko Gorge

Visiting Taroko Gorge on a Typhoon-induced Rainy Day (Day 2 – Part 1)

What happens when you visit Taroko Gorge during typhoon months? We were there at the tail-end of typhoon season in late October, and thought we had escaped all typhoons that struck Taiwan that year. However, we weren’t prepared to be greatly inconvenienced by a typhoon that hit another country – Philippines. The rippling effect gave us a hard time when …

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Mount Katsuudake Summit

Hiking in Okinawa: Frozen with fear at Mount Katsuudake (Day 6 – Part 3)

  Looking to do some real hiking in Okinawa? How about Mount Katsuudake, a mountain that takes just 30 minutes to get to the summit. Psst, this place offers one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. You’ll be blown away by the 360-degree sweeping view of Nago city!    It’s almost unfair to think that one can enjoy …

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Hira Falls

A Challenging Hike to Hira Falls – Our “Private” Waterfall in Okinawa (Day 6 – Part 2)

Game for some adventures in Okinawa? How about a hike to Hira Falls – a waterfall that turned out to be the most rugged and secluded waterfall we’ve ever been to.  Watch us navigate through the rarely-trodden path before we found our way to our “private” waterfall. This post continues from Day 6 (Part 1) where we spent a wonderful …

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Tottori Sand Dunes

What to do around Osaka? Let these 20 Unique Attractions inspire you (Osaka Itinerary – Part 2)

  Hey there, ready for Part 2 of my 2-Week Osaka Itinerary where I share unique ideas on what to do around Osaka? This post will bring you to fascinating places such as Tottori Sand Dunes, Uradome Coast and even “spooky” and cute manga-theme towns. I’m confident that by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll be thinking about venturing …

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Windmill Viewpoint Phuket

6 Days Phuket Itinerary: Things to do in Phuket Other than Island Hopping

Is Phuket worth a second visit? Today, I’ll share with you a 6 Days Phuket Itinerary as a second-time visitor. The question you may wonder – are there enough things to do in Phuket after having done those popular island-hopping tours and night shows?  Well, there certainly are. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have visited it again and chosen to stay for …

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Pretty ladies in Japan

I’m Missing Japan Badly. Here’re 11 Things I Love About Japan and I know you would too!

I’m missing Japan badly and want to share with you 11 things I love about Japan. Do you want to make a guess what they are? Why am I planning a revisit to the land of the rising sun even though I’ve been there four times already? Did you say Kawaii stuff? Indeed, Japan is known for its “cute” culture. …

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Ta-Taki Falls River Trekking

A Fun Day in Nago: River Trekking at Ta-Taki Falls, Best Dinner in Okinawa & More (Day 5)

What did we do after exploring the northern tip of Okinawa? We waded through a river to get to Ta-Taki Falls, feasted on a fabulous steak dinner – the best dinner we’ve had in Okinawa by the way – and shopped through the night at Mega Don Quijote and MaxValu Nago. Have you checked out what we did in the …

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Cape Hedo Clear Water

4 Must-Visit Attractions in North Okinawa – Route 58, Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan Park & Giant Bird (Day 5)

It’s Day 5 in Okinawa. Join us as we drive to the most-northern tip of Okinawa and enjoy three attractions there – Cape Hedo, Daisekirinzan Park and a Gigantic Bird towering a few times over my height. You’ll also read about the difference between various capes in Okinawa and see which is the best. Let’s start off with our scenic …

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Cingjing Taiwan

Things to do in Taichung for 9 Days (2019) – A Day-by-Day Guide

Hey guys, have you been waiting for Part 2 of our Central Taiwan travelogue? Today, you’ll read about the things we did in Taichung region from Day 5 to Day 9. We hiked up a mountain in Hehuanshan, fed some touristy sheep in Cingjing and spent a few days deeply exploring Taichung City. The final day was dedicated to Taoyuan …

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9 Days Taiwan Itinerary Around Taichung

9 Days Taiwan Itinerary Around Taichung (A Self-Drive Trip)

Hey guys, guess you all know by now how much I love Taiwan. It’s been a while since I returned from my fourth trip to Taiwan earlier this year and I’m ready to share with you my 9 Days Taiwan Itinerary at and around Taichung.  This trip was made possible, all thanks to my personal chauffeur (hee hee!), an affordable …

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Cape Kyan Okinawa

Day 2 in South Okinawa – Gushikawa Castle, Cape Kyan, Giza Banta Cliff, American Village & More

Hey, I’m not done with Okinawa yet. :) Thank you for waiting and let’s get back to Okinawa Day 2 (part II). Today, we’ll continue from our Day 2 (AM) itinerary and explore Gushikawa Castle, Cape Kyan, Odo Beach and Giza Banta Cliff in the afternoon. We’ll also be doing our first DIY snorkeling in Okinawa which would be followed by a visit to …

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