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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 any relation between the two? I guess I never questioned this when I was traveling …

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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, six official languages, and more than 17,000 islands. So, I shouldn’t be surprised to see …

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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 in Ninh Binh province. Located in Trang An Eco-Tourism Complex, Trang An Grottoes has an …

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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 again. The nicely installed facilities allow us to appreciate nature from three breathtaking perspectives. History, …

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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. But Oman? It was different. As I mentioned on my “First Impressions of Oman”, Oman …

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Yehliu Geopark: The Queen’s Head, Fairy’s Shoe, and More

Looking like a brush stroke of a Chinese calligraphy, an island of Taiwan is packed with interesting geological features. That’s the reason how we could soak in the mineral-rich hot springs anywhere in the country. The coastlines look dramatic, like you’re in the middle of an deserted island. The landscapes here are not the typical …

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Incomparable achievement of Mayan Art: Palenque in Photos

Palenque in Photos Even when I barely knew Mexico as a tourism destination, the name Palenque sounded familiar. Rightfully so, it’s one of the most important sites for Mayan history. The city of Palenque in Chiapas state was a Maya city in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th country. The ruins date back from …

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