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Is this the World’s Most Beautiful Open-Air Museum?

The National Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia might be the world’s most beautiful open-air museum where treasures of old Khmer civilization are displayed without the boring traps of most modern museum you’ve been in the past. The open-air concept goes into the natural, inviting courtyard with a lush green pool,

The Proud One World Trade Center

I was a surprised that there were only few people / tourists on the streets of New York City on July 4th. It’s not the scene of New York that I am used to. A friend and I walked around Tribeca and other touristy spots but we were relieved to

View of New York Skyline from the Empire State Building

I’m not really impressed with the view of New York skyline from the Empire State Building. I like the view from the Rockefeller Center way better. Aside from the view, the queue management in Rockefeller Center is also much better than the one in the Empire State Building. On your

This is New York’s Most Beautiful Art Deco Building

There is no doubt that Chrysler Building is New York’s most beautiful art deco building. It’s gorgeous on a beautiful azure and it’s stunning at night, shining like a diamond in the city that never sleeps. New York City is dubbed as the world’s capital of art deco architecture—and the

The Grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts

The grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts would dazzle you with its Greco-Roman architecture. Though the area isn’t that big, a stroll around with someone you love would be romantic. Tip to save money in San Francisco: Buy a CityPass to maximize your time and budget. Just take small

The Great Wall of China in Snow

Have you seen the Great Wall of China in snow? If not, then, here are some photos for you to look at. We all have seen what the Great Wall looks like when the weather is nice, sunny, and warm. In summer, you’ve seen the magnificent views of the Great

Cheaper Way To See Toronto Skyline

The price ($32) you pay to climb CN Tower, North America’s free standing structure, is the same bucks you pay for three glasses of white wine at Panorama Lounge—your cheaper choice to see Toronto skyline in its glorious, sweeping view. Located on the 51st floor of Manulife Building, diners, loungers,

The Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright

Directions to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio Frank Lloyd Wright and Ernest Hemingway used to live in the same neighborhood. They’re the great sons of Oak Park. In fact, they’re 7 minutes walk away from each other’s house. So, if you are done visiting Hemingway’s House, walk on your left and turn

Chicago – View from Willis Tower

Imagine 283 Barack Obamas standing on top of the other—that’s how tall Willis Tower is! It’s 442 meters high and currently the tallest building in the United States. It takes 60 seconds to the 103rd floor on an elevator that sways while it goes up. On a clear day, this

The Marilyn Monroe Building in Missasauga

Who would ever have thought that Marilyn Monroe would be immortalized as a curvy piece of architecture wrapped in steel and glass? Not just one but two. In Missasauga. Where? In Missasauga! Where is that? Well, it’s in Ontario Province. In Canada? Oh, I see. These twin Absolute Towers (as

The City Hall of Manhattan

Looking up the City Hall of Manhattan is so intimidating. The colossal architecture itself is bold, classic and powerful. Standing on its foot gave me a feeling of being a tiny little creature worshipping to a pedestal that’s ready to crush me anytime. For New York Hostels, click HERE.  For New

Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila

If you want to understand the Philippines as a country, visit Intramuros and Fort Santiago in Manila. Buildings of colonial architecture are well-preserved, neat and well-maintained. I’d recommend you to join the two-hour tour to better yourself in understanding the [easyazon_link asin=”1741796946″ locale=”US” new_window=”yes” nofollow=”default” tag=”pridecostume-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”yes” popups=”yes”]Philippines’

The Glorious Osaka Castle

I’m surprised to know that Japan has a castle. And they do have some. Not just one. And one of the most well-known castles is the Osaka Castle. Nowadays, the castle is turned into a museum with impressive presentation of history using digital technology that will blow you away. The presentations are

Pingyao at Night

Pingyao at night should be appreciated just as you appreciate the city by day. You can’t wholly appreciate a place until you see it at night time. There’s something mysterious about darkness that transforms the place and—even people. Darkness seems to bring out the best and worst of places and

Pingyao in the Afternoon

Pingyao in the morning is as magnificent as Pingyao in the afternoon. Every minute strolling around is a photographic feast–even if the sky was a bit grey. If Pingyao were human, he’d be very photogenic–like me. LOL… How to get there: If you are coming from Beijing, take an overnight

Pingyao: An Ancient City in China

Pingyao is a small ancient city within the wall. Going around its narrow streets gives one a feeling of it’s ancientness and wonder at the genius of Chinese architecture. While walking, I wondered if one of my very great, great, great, great, great, great, etc… ancestors have ever been here
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