11 Oct, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

Chuncheon in South Korea, is a quick daytrip from Seoul, offering nature, with scenic views, mountains, rivers, and lakes, with Korean countryside atmosphere. It’s all very catered to the Korea tourists, with lots of water sports attractions, cable cars, slides, observation decks, sky walks, and an endless array of food and entertainment options along the […]

5 Jun, 2018 in Granada

Was looking for something fun to do near Granada and someone mentioned to me I should head down to the east coast a short drive from Granada to check out Isletas de Granada, the small islands of Granada where the Nicaraguan expat wealthy have turned small islands into small kingdoms. You bargain a bit for a […]

28 Aug, 2017 in Penghu islands

Last summer I did a scooter trip roaming through the Taiwanese islands of Penghu. Combing gorgeous beaches, fascinating local cultural life, war history, it was a trip to remember, exactly the kind of adventure I like. Each of the spots I stopped at had something special and me being there on my own made it […]

14 Sep, 2016 in Cancun
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My trip to Cancun in Mexico was absolutely gorgeous. It has gorgeous beaches (#2), extraordinary pyramids (Chichen Itza and Tulum), and an endless array of natural and tourist attractions. To wrap up my series of posts from my visit to gorgeous Cancun the final post is from a daytrip to the beautiful island Mujeres (Isla Mujeres) with […]

29 Jan, 2016 in Amalfi and Capri
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Capri Island on the coast of Amalfi not too far from Naples and Pompeii in Italy offers some of the best views I saw in the last year. Sure, it’s touristic, but once you’re up on the hills overlooking the gorgeous bay with the far away islands, you hardly notice the other tourists, and it […]

5 Sep, 2014 in HK Hikes
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After 5 years in Hong Kong I thought that I pretty much covered it all. Did most of the hiking trails, been to most of the local islands, did countless boat trips in all directions. What else could there possibly be that would surprise me? But, as it usually is with Hong Kong, there are […]

20 Nov, 2012 in Itineraries, Philippines
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Last year I took some time off during summer break to get away from Hong Kong and visit one of the nearby sensational tropical attractions. At that time, a new budget airline by the name of Airphil Express just opened up with insane return fares going from Hong Kong to Cebu for 750HK$ (~95US$), and […]

3 Jun, 2011 in HK Places
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The tour of Peng Chau wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the small streets of the island, the markets and some of the local people and fishing life. Following up on the first post “Peng Chau : HK’s intimate island”, here the second part on Peng Chau.   As you get off …

17 Jan, 2011 in Montenegro
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Together with Croatia’s Dubrovnik, Kotor of Montenegro is a highlight of my trip to the Balkans. It’s got it all. UNESCO World Heritage Site approved historical background set on an unbelievably gorgeous scenery featuring the Kotor Bay with the high rising mountains surrounding it. As far as traveling goes, it doesn’t get much better than […]

9 Dec, 2010 in HK Hikes
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One gorgeous weekend a few of us from HKUST set out for a short hike not too far away from the university at Clear Water Bay. First stop – Clear Water Bay Country Park which offers a really nice family hangout of BBQ and kite flying area surrounded by the very short and enjoyable Clear […]

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