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Hamilton Albion Falls

There are over a hundred waterfalls in Hamilton, a city that claims as the Waterfalls Capital of the World. That, of course, could be true or could be an exaggeration. The BIG problem about locating these waterfalls is that the city itself just doesn’t care about tourists who would go

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Dubai at Night

My guest photographer is CAR. No, its not some fancy name of something nor the thingy that moves or brings us to far distances. Its the combined initials of a doting single mom who has a gorgeous daughtah and a young heartthrob son (Im a fan!). Oh, well, like me,

India: Jaipur

From High School to University—and even up to now, there are three places that I would want to visit someday: India, Egypt and Italy. Yes, in that order. Unfortunately, I havent been to one of these countries. Well, I could have gone to India before but I reckoned 10 days

Turkey: A Stunning Sunset

Our guest photographer is Amanda Min from Hongkong. Just recently, on September 20, 2010, she went to Turkey and snapped this heavenly shot of the sunset. You know how I love sunsets, so when I saw her shot, I was righ away floored, speechless—and even until now, Im dreaming of

Mt. Fuji

Konbanwa! Arigato! Exactly a year ago, I was in Japan and saw the grand natural wonder that is synonymous to Japan—Mt. Fuji. Together with newly-found friends through couchsurfing from Japan, Hungary, Germany, Peru, USA, and New Zealand, we walked around the lake where the Mighty Mountain stands so proud nearby.

Martyrs’ Shrine

An hour and a half drive from Toronto, lies a beautifully preserved, Gothic-styled Martyrs’ Shrine. According to David, the one who generously offered his time to bring us there, the Shrine was dedicated in honor for those early religious workers in Canada who first settled in Midland. These people were

Dancing in The City

Another video of mine is featured in CNN. CNN asked its viewers to document in photos or videos about how people in urban areas exercise. I submitted the video of Chinese people dancing at the Olympic park when I visited it last Friday. Despite Beijing’s rapid development in speed no

The Cultural Revolution Restaurant in Beijing

The Cultural Revolution in China is definitely NOT over yet. There’s one more restaurant standing— on the outskirts of Beijing, just outside on the East side of the fifth ring road. Kid you not. This is one place where the atmosphere is VERY revolutionary and where nationalism is instilled above

The Penis Restaurant in Beijing

So….. last night, six of us went to this Penis Restaurant which my Swiss friend had been babbling about since January. Honestly, I was not looking forward to eating a phallus but excited to try my first ever penis dish of the animal kingdom.  We were all so curious and had no

Face-changing Show

Finally, I was able to see a face-changing show in Beijing. This is one thing I promised myself that I’d never leave China without seeing one. Last week, when a friend moved our original rendezvous for dinner from Dongzhimen to a restaurant near my workplace in Jianwai Soho, Goumao, I

SHIT Restaurant in Beijing

The Chinese guy I was with simply translated the restaurant’s name as, “SHIT IN THE RESTAURANT.” For brevity and clarity, let’s just call it as SHIT RESTAURANT. Or to be less gross TOILET RESTAURANT.  🙂  And yes, I know. It’s not fabulous to talk about shit. 🙂 I’ve been meaning

Building 63 and Sunset in Seoul

You all know that I do love sunset. Ask my close friends and they’ll tell you that I have a lot of sunset photos. I love the beaming rays when the sun goes down. It turns everything to gold.  Awesome! Postcard perfect! And yes, watching it is an excellent way to end the day! 

Things to see at Korean Folk Village in Suwon

I’d recommend every traveler to Seoul to visit Korean Folk Village in Suwon to get to know South Korea’s culture through dance, music, wedding traditions, etc. While there’s truth that it’s just a “tourist show”, no one can deny that this village has everything you want to know about South
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