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La Jolla Beach

I was walking down the La Jolla Beach when I spotted this woman doing her yoga in the sand, with only the sound of the waves can be heard. It was a peaceful setting that I decided to sit down on the grasses in my own yoga position. But, of

The best time to visit 911 Memorial in New York

The only place in New York City where taking a selfie with a smile on your face is absurd (or frowned upon by me) is the 9/11 Memorial, former site of the city’s World Trade Center Twin Towers. For a solemn visit, I think the best time to visit 911

New York Skyline at Night from Brooklyn Heights

Because I couldn’t survive the freezing temperature during the New Year’s Eve Ball Countdown at Times Square, I had to get out of the block where I was standing. My feet were numb and my cheeks were red. I thought¬†I was fully cloth and prepared for the temperature that night

25 Photos of Central Park in Snow

Before I left New York, I had the chance to visit its Central Park one early morning on snowy day. I intended to really go early (Is 8 a.m. early to you?) because the weather forecast that day said it’s gonna be snowing only from 6-10. When I arrived there,

Times Square New Year Countdown

One of the things to do before you die is to see, feel and experience the excitement of celebrating New Year at Times Square in New York. Whether you agree it or not, to be among the crowd is a test of endurance, patience and immunity to the cold temperature.

Dyker Heights Christmas Lights in Brooklyn

Forget about the overrated Rockefeller Center. They might have the tallest Christmas in New York but it lacks creativity. Go and visit the Dyker Heights neighbourhood in Brooklyn and you’ll be amazed at how the owners decorate their houses for the festive season. It’s not just the Christmas lights that

Christmas in New York

What it’s like to spend Christmas in New York? That’s one question I had in mind before finally deciding to spend my three weeks holidays. Well, it was actually an easy decision to do, to choose New York, instead of the sand, sun and sea in the Caribbean. I can’t

The Holiday Train Show at NYC Botanical Garden

This 2014 Holiday Season, the New York Botanical Garden is host to 150 iconic landmarks that can be found in New York. These landmarks are tiny minis made of barks, leaves, roots, etc. From Brooklyn Bridge to Grand Central Station to the Empire State Building, visitors will be delighted to

Beverly Hills is Home to the Hollywood Stars

“Beverly Hills is home to the Hollywood stars! This is where they live in excess!”, announced our Beverly Hills tour guide in a voice of excitement. He couldn’t be more wrong. Beverly Hills is excessive—and it is a lonely place to be. The streets are clean, the bushes are tall

Hollywood Bus Tour

My advise for those who want to take in too much of Hollywood in one day is: take the Hollywood Bus Tour. Taking the bus is a great option, unless if you planned to stay there for a few more days. There are still many things to see beyond Hollywood

The Universal Studio Tour

If there’s one thing you must do when visiting Los Angeles, take the Universal Studio Tour. We all go to Hollywood land for the movies, right? Go straight to the Universal Studios and do the Studio Tour FIRST. Go early to avoid the crowd and get on the tram for

Where to see San Francisco Skyline

I am fond of seeing the panorama or skyline of every city I’ve visited. Seeing San Francisco skyline in many different angles, is magical. It’s like getting to know the city from afar in many hills that made up the city, home to the world’s richest IT start-ups. So, where

Alcatraz Island is Home to the Notorious Criminals

Alcatraz Island in San Francisco (California) is home to the notorious criminals in the past. These are criminals who were wanted by the country’s police system for breaking the law not one but more. They’re known to be feared and had a reputation that could equal that of Hollywood A-listers

A Gay Village Called Castro

Castro, a gay village, in San Francisco is the birthplace of America’s gay civil rights movement. It’s synonymous with Harvey Milk[/easyazon_link], one of the pioneers of the gay rights movement that is still alive today. Last summer, I had the chance to explore the stretch of the gay village from

The Brave, the Bold, the Beautiful and the Weird at Venice Beach

Venice Beach is everything. There’s the bold, the strong, the beautiful, the weird, the hip and the artist. It is a place that shows all we think of America—without the republicans! The Bold. They’re young but already bold to scale up and down the skateboarding pit. One false move could

The Murals in Mission District

The murals in Mission District in San Francisco are one of the things you shouldn’t miss to explore when you’re visiting the city. These murals are larger than life and many of them are labors of love from the artist to the community. Their subjects are mixed–politics, religion, heroism, teenage
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