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Hiking The Crack Trail in Killarney

Hiking The Crack trail in Killarney was a different experience I had to endure. And I mean it in a good, satisfying way. It is the best hiking I’ve ever had in Ontario. Reaching the top was insane, but the views were worth the trouble. Every step you make will

Toronto Pride Parade 2022 Photos

Toronto Pride Parade 2022 was a blast! After two long years of hiatus due to COVID-19, Pride celebrations worldwide are back! What a wonderful time it is to be free again! Of course, the pandemic isn’t over yet, but I’m pretty sure most attendees were vaccinated. And if ever there

Things to See in Calgary – Across the River

Things to See in Calgary – Part 2. This post is a continuation of the previous post. However, this time, I will bring you to the other side of the city – across the Bow River. And this self-guided tour involves a lot of walking! Calgary is a walkable and

Things to See in Calgary (Part 1)

My own Things to see in Calgary might not be the usual places you’d expect to read in other blogs. Well, at least, some of them, I reckon. If you are looking for food tips or places to eat in Calgary, this is not the post you’re looking for. I

The Natural Bridge at Yoho National Park

The Natural Bridge at Yoho Natural Park in British Columbia is a wonder that will keep you wondering. It is a naturally-formed stone bridge that connects one side to the other side of the Kicking Horse River. When the ice and glaciers melt in its surrounding area, the sounds of

Lake Louise – Canada’s Most Famous Glacial Lake

Lake Louise is probably the most famous glacial lake in Canada. That’s because it’s just a bus ride away from Calgary. Thus, making it the most accessible turquoise-colored lake which graced the covers and pages of travel magazines worldwide. There’s no doubt that it’s also the most crowded place in

Moraine Lake – Is This the World’s Most Beautiful Lake?

Moraine Lake gives you the goosebumps you’ve never expected to feel. That’s what I felt right in front of the massive mountain peaks, and I think I had goosebumps the whole time I was there. This is one natural attraction that makes you feel so tiny against the awe-inspiring beauty

Emerald Lake – The Bluest Lake I’ve Ever Seen

Emerald Lake is in British Columbia, not in Alberta. Let me make that clear because that was the biggest lie I was told before visiting this wondrous natural beauty. I think most people have this misconception that this is part of Alberta because of tour agencies. They have Emerald Lake

Ancient Zhuge Village in the Evening

Zhuge Village is an ancient Chinese settlement in China’s Zhejiang Province. Unlike other remaining ancient villages in China, Zhuge stands out differently from the rest. It is one of the two ancient villages in China whose layout is based on the Yin and Yang emblem. Thus, the locals call it

The Painted Ladies of Grimsby – Gingerbread Houses by the Beach

The Painted Ladies of Grimsby look like gingerbread houses out of your Christmas storybook. They are not only painted in vibrant colors but also extremely decorated on their exterior. The intricately handcrafted woodcarvings will surely catch your naked eyes. Strolling around the neighborhood feels like you are in a candy

Part 3: Exploring Bagan Temples in One Day

Exploring Bagan Temples in one day is possible – on a motorbike. Yep, you can rent a motorbike and go at your own pace! However, I’d still advise you to ask for a map from the hotel/hostel receptionist. And don’t just ride unprepared. The weather in Bagan is scorching hot

Morning at Zhuge Bagua Village in Zhejiang

Zhuge Bagua is an ancient village in Zhejiang Province in the eastern part of China. It has a history that dates back to the Qing and Ming Dynasties. The locals call it “Zhugecun.” History has it that the village’s name comes from the last name Zhuge which was widespread in

Part 2: Pagodas in Bagan That You Should Visit

These are the pagodas in Bagan that you should visit. You can read the first part of this series in the previous post. Today, I’ll be introducing you to another eight ancient temples that are either partly restored or still in ruins. I won’t bore you with the history of

Part 1: Temples in Bagan That You Should See

These are the 22 pagodas/temples in Bagan that you should see – if time permits. For many travelers, Bagan is just one of those places they’re passing by and for others, it’s a place they’ve been wanting to see all their life. For a few, it’s a place to stay
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