First Impressions

July 18, 2017
Kyrgyzstan

Things You Didn’t Know about Kyrgyzstan

This was my first time visiting Central Asia. I’ve been hearing a lot of stories because Stephen lived and traveled there extensively, but I never had a chance to visit until now. Kyrgyzstan, the name I can finally spell without […]
April 10, 2014
Wahiba Sands of Oman

First Impressions of Oman

“Isn’t it a dangerous country?” When I shared that I was going to Oman for the Oman in Focus photo exhibit, that’s the response I got from friends and family. No one really knows a lot about this region: the […]
February 4, 2014
Cross-country skiing in Alyeska

My First Impressions of Alaska

Their State Flag is my favorite, that symbolizes ‘North to the Future’. Alaska, a state of the Last Frontier, is a whole new world.   Once I reconciled with winter, I spent a good three weeks in the North Country, […]
January 14, 2014

The First Impressions of Scotland

Food, whisky, and landscape… Scotland is full of surprises.   First Impressions of Scotland Scotland, a small country that is part of the United Kingdom, was the first travel destination of the New Year. I visited Scotland during the Hogmanay […]
November 28, 2013
Welcome to Johannesburg "Let me wear my hat first", she said when I asked to take a photo of her

Things You Didn’t Know About Johannesburg, South Africa

What do you know about Johannesburg? I didn’t know much. On my way back to Asia from Namibia, I decided to make one-day layover in Johannesburg, South Africa. I had to change the flights in Johannesburg anyway, I wanted to […]
May 28, 2013

The First Impressions of Sri Lanka

It’s been two weeks since I arrived in Sri Lanka. We had a tough start, but it is slowly growing on me. Many days have been an agony for me, due to the humidity and mosquito bites, but it has […]
April 9, 2013

First Impressions of the Philippines

What I think about the Philippines so far Less than a week I’ve been in the Philippines, I have very complex opinions about this country. Since day 1, this country showed me extreme good and bad at the same time. […]
October 26, 2012

First Impressions of Indonesia

As traveling two weeks in Indonesia, I got to see the major attractions around the country. While I was visiting nine different islands, these were the first impression I got. Have you been to Indonesia? What do you think? There […]
August 13, 2012

First Impressions of Iceland – Hotdog, Coca-Cola and Beyond

First stop of Runaway Europe: Iceland. I’ve been here in Iceland for five days now. And now it’s time to share the first impression of the country. I want to continue the tradition after my observation of America and China. […]
July 10, 2011

Day 7 in US: Seven Things That I Have to Say

  It has been 7 days since I left. Well, I spent the first day in the airportS but that was another part of expedition. People asked me what’s my first impression or what I think about the US so […]