Harbin City is known for its coldest weather and longest winter among major Chinese cities because of its geographical location and proximity to Siberia. It has the World’s Biggest Winter Festival with massive ice towers and creative towering displays. Just imagine being inside a freezer with rock ice formations that never melts for 6 months.
After months of planning, we finally pull off this travel to celebrate our 20 years of friendship! We initially just want any date during the peak of foliage until our schedules match the end of October. This means Halloween parties at night and scenic autumn tours at day. Let me share five things from our recent Seoul travel.
This half-moon shaped island is fondly called the Island of Love from a popular K-Drama Winter Sonata. It’s easily accessible from Seoul but with 3 million visitors each year, expect random strangers on your photos.
Seoraksan is the third highest mountain in South Korea best visited during Fall. It is a UNESCO heritage site 3-hours away from Seoul.
These are 2017 Snapshots of Brazil. I flew from the border of Argentina-Brazil in Fox De Iguacu to Rio ending in Sao Paulo. Rio’s all in all the perfect choice for a Brazilian holiday.
The famous old Mae Klong train market since 1905 outside Bangkok creates dramatic and stunning photos. Too many elements from the old colourful buildings, broken makeshift tents to random people on their daily lives. Local vendors line up their stalls along the tracks and rush to clear it when the train signals to pass.
The Amazon River is the largest river in the world running on 6 countries – Peru, Brazil, Colombia , Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia! It accounts for 20% of Earth’s freshwater earning its nickname “The River Sea”.
The famous beer street in Old Quarter, Hanoi is a crowded place (elbow to elbow) full of local bars and restaurants with so many people sitting on low plastic /wooden stools. It’s also known as International crossroad drawing all locals and foreigners.
Ninh Binh is known for its untouched and sweeping islands of limestone karst along the Tam Coc river. You’d be greeted with lush landscapes, underground caves, friendly locals and good food.
Ratchaburi offers a tranquil break from the maddening crowd of Bangkok. It’s an off-the-beaten excellent choice for a short weekend getaway.
The Chinatown Yaowarat is a fascinating colorful night market. It’s a chaotic street with food stalls flocked by both locals and foreigners unmindful of Bangkok’s humidity. The neighborhood boasts both exotic and common finds full of interesting surprises.