Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Snapshots from Animal Kingdom (Walt Disney World)


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Snapshots from Magic Kingdom (Walt Disney World)


Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Snapshots from Hollywood Studios (Walt Disney World)


Friday, 13 March 2020

Snapshots from EPCOT (Walt Disney World)


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Walt Disney World


A short overview of a once in a lifetime trip.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Beijing ii


One overnight train from Harbin and we were back in Beijing.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Harbin


Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang, is famous for the International Ice Festival held in January every year.

Friday, 13 December 2019

Beijing i


Beijing - the capital of the People's Republic of China.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Shanghai


Is it embarrassing to admit that I didn't know much about Shanghai apart from pan fried pork buns, xiao long baos, the Bund and the fact it is a financial hub?

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Terracotta Army


The main drawcard for Xi'an is the famous Terracotta Army.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Xi'an


Xi'an - the capital of Shaanxi province and known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor or the Terracotta Warriors.

I'll be frank. I didn't enjoy my visit to Xi'an.
Saturday, 23 November 2019

Giant Pandas


When I was a kid, I watched a Cantonese dubbed movie about a panda cub that was captured by humans, taken to a zoo and then he became depressed and died alone in a zoo. To say that the movie was sad would be an understatement - the final scene where he was remembering his mum (who was killed when he was captured) was utterly heartbreaking. Years later and many obscure Google searches later (i.e. panda movie capture Cantonese) finally led me to the name of the movie -  a 1981 Japanese film called Tao Tao: The Story of Panda.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chengdu


Chengdu - the capital of Sichuan province and home to the famous giant pandas.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

China: Overview


China was a lot different from what I had expected and in a good way! I had heard quite polarising views from people who had previously visited and, admittedly, was a little apprehensive on what to expect.
Thursday, 17 October 2019

I'm on holiday!


I am currently on my long-awaited holiday! It has been a long year and - yes I know this is such a privileged thing to say- I am thankful that I am able to take some time off.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Melbourne 2019


I have technically visited Melbourne twice over the past few years; one was for a work trip and the other was merely as the gateway to my Bendigo / Ballarat roadtrip.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Canberra


S and I headed down to Canberra over the Queen's birthday long weekend. We stayed at the same hotel as the previous year; perhaps the start of a tradition.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Bangkok


In Bangkok, we walked a lot, ate cheap street food and sweated a lot.
Saturday, 18 August 2018

Wat Pho


Wat Pho, one of the oldest wats in Bangkok, is known for the 46m reclining Buddha. It was first constructed in the 18th century by King Rama I and underwent a series of expansions and renovations by the subsequent kings.
Saturday, 11 August 2018

Pattaya


The next leg of our journey was in Thailand; Pattaya and Bangkok to be specific.

We caught the cheap airport bus to Pattaya, walked in the hot weather for far too long with our luggage (a recurring occurrence on our trip) and finally made it to our nice hotel. Our accommodation up until that point had been on the budget side and it was definitely nice to have a great shower and a comfortable bed.