March 24, 2017

Visiting the Vigeland Park: the World’s Largest Sculpture Park Made by a Single Artist

The circle of life at the Vigeland Park Frogner Park, part of historical Frogner Manor, is located in the Frogner borough in Oslo, Norway. It’s more commonly known as the Vigeland Park in the English speaking world because of a permanent […]
March 14, 2017

My Favorite Architecture in Bucharest: Stavropoleos Monastery and Brâncovenesc Style

Stavropoleos Monastery is absolutely beautiful. Stavropoleos Monastery, Mănăstirea Stavropoleos in Romanian, also known as Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stavropoleos). It’s an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest. We saw a nun singing beautifully outside of the monastery before the […]
January 6, 2017
Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu's bathroom covered in gold

Bucharest’s Newest Attraction: Look Inside of Ceausescu’s Private Life at Palatul Primaverii (Spring Palace)

On Christmas Day in 1989, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by firing squad. It’s difficult to understand and sum up the history of a foreign country, especially a complex one like Romania’s. Romania began a […]
December 21, 2016

Best Destinations of 2016: Alaska, England, Quebec, and More

It’s that time of the year again. Let’s look back and review the 10 best destinations of 2016! This year was full of new experiences and visiting familiar places that I adore. I spent a lot of time in Korea […]
December 16, 2016

Bear Viewing in Alaska is Even More Amazing than It Sounds

What is it like to see wild bears in their natural habitat? There are a few typical images you’d associate with Alaska: hanging glaciers, rich native cultures, wandering moose, bears, and Denali to name a few. I was fortunate to […]
December 6, 2016

The Day I Saw the Northern Lights in Anchorage, Alaska

How many times aurora chasing is too many? I had a good feeling about this. There was this tingling feeling in my belly. The nights had been clear for last few days. Here and there I heard other people talking […]
October 18, 2016

It’s all Safe and Sound in Prince William Sound

Looking for things to do in Anchorage? How about Prince William Sound? “What does ’sound’ mean in Prince William Sound?” was my first question on the way to Prince William Sound. What about Milford Sound in New Zealand? Is there […]
September 5, 2016

Experience a Bit of China in Bintan: Senggarang Chinese Village

An afternoon in an Indonesian-Chinese Storybook Indonesia is a wonderfully diverse country. That might even be an understatement. The world’s largest archipelago country has hundreds of distinctive native ethnic groups, the world’s second highest level of biodiversity, rich natural resources, […]
July 17, 2016

Photography Guide to Iceland

Where to go to take amazing photos in Iceland There are certain places that every photographer wants to go. Iceland is certainly one of the most exquisite places for all of us. Its fascinating culture, dramatic landscape, vibrant wildlife, and […]
July 12, 2016

Cruising through Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Like Ha Long Bay, but more dramatic The “inland version of Ha Long Bay”, Trang An Grottoes is a great day trip destination from Hanoi for those who are looking for some nature. Trang An is the key tourism area […]
July 8, 2016

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park: Vancouver’s Playground

A Squirrel’s-Eye View of Capilano River One of Vancouver’s iconic landmarks, Capilano Suspension Bridge in North Vancouver is a place that triggers childhood memories. The wobbly suspension bridge, treetop canopies, labyrinth-like cliff walk make us feel like being a kid […]
May 30, 2016

Sur: On The Coast of the Gulf of Oman

Oman is the first country I visited in the Middle East. Frankly, I didn’t know much about the region. The common conceptions are… It’s a war zone. Women are treated terribly. It’s dangerous. There’s nothing but deserts and oil fields. […]