2 Sep, 2014 in Kyoto
Kiyumizu Dera  Kyoto (15)

To continue my Kyoto temple run, I went up the mountain to visit the lovely Kiyumizu Dera temple. To get to this temple you’ll go through some wonderful yet highly commercialized Japanese old-style shopping streets offering some of the local snacks and cuisine. Once you enter the temple complex and arrive at the temple top, […]

30 Aug, 2014 in Singapore
Sentosa Island Cable Car Singapore -029

Sentosa Island in Singapore is an odd little place. An artificial island built for as a tourist paradise. Over-commercialized, all fake, you’d expect it’ll be horrible and some of it certainly lives up to the expectations but on occasion you can’t help but be impressed with this man-created tropical amusement park monstrosity. The beach area, […]

29 Aug, 2014 in Austin
Around Austin Texas (2)

To sum up my visit to the lovely city of Austin Texas, here’s a wrap up of my posts on Austin followed by a short walking tour around the area of downtown.   My posts on Austin : University of Texas Campus : Austin Art Museums …

26 Aug, 2014 in Kyoto
Heian Jingu Shrine  Kyoto (2)

Kyoto is a city filled with charm. Shrines, temples, castles, historical districts, you can spend weeks going from one attraction to another. To get started with my quick explorations of Kyoto, I’ll begin with something rather mild – the Heian Jingu Shrine . It’s not the most famous, nor is it the grandest or especially […]

24 Aug, 2014 in Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum  Museum District - Amsterdam (27)

Lots of museums all over Amsterdam and most of them are really top-notch, so it you’re a museum fan then you’ll be able to spend days going from one museum to another. A concentration of the best art museums is at the Museum District (Museumplein) which hosts the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and Stedelijk Museum. […]

22 Aug, 2014 in Singapore
China Town  Singapore (39)

Not many people know this about me, but China Town in Singapore is where it all began. After traveling around Asia and Australia for quite some time I made my way back through Singapore and that was the first time I encountered a Chinese majority culture with a vibrant lively China Town. Sure, I’ve seen […]

21 Aug, 2014 in HK Places
Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail  Fanling Hong Kong (2)

When people think of the history of Hong Kong they usually don’t think much further than mid 19th century, but the heritage trails in Hong Kong will take you back in time as far as the 13th century. The first heritage trail I visited was the Ping Shan Heritage trail in the western part of […]

18 Aug, 2014 in Macau
Maritime Museum and A-ma Temple  Macau (4)

One of the famous tourist attractions in Macau is the old A-Ma temple, which I visited in 2009. This year I had a chance to revisit Macau and the A-Ma temple area and added another missed attraction nearby – the Maritime Museum of Macau. It’s not exactly what I’d call a must attractions, but it […]

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