30 Jun, 2017 in Vienna

My tour of Vienna started with the area next to the conference center, following the end of the conference I was attending, and so I set out to get grand views of Austria from above in the Danube Tower Donauturm and walk around the nearby park.  The views from up there are spectacular, especially on a clear […]

22 Aug, 2012 in Beijing
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Though Chaoyang Park (朝阳公园; Cháoyáng Gōngyuán) probably isn’t the nicest park you can find in Beijing, it is the biggest one and there are a number of features and key attractions that would make this park a perfect weekend getaway for families.   There are small hands-on museums, a medium size amusement …

8 Feb, 2012 in Seoul
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Simply put, another supersized zoo meets amusement park surrounded by nature – Korean style. Not sure this is what I’d recommend culture addicts roaming Korea for local experience but if you’re already in the area to visit the nearby parks and museums (e.g. National Museum of Contemporary Art) or you’ve got kids, then this would […]

12 Sep, 2011 in Siquijor
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On my second visit to Siquijor I stayed with a resort on the south-western side of the island, hoping to explore a bit more of the southern beaches. After visiting the local waterfalls, watching a local cocking fighting match and drinking a bit of local milk produce at the “Kapanig Island Fresh Milk” I continued […]

15 Jan, 2011 in HK Events
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There’s always something going on in Hong Kong during the weekends, if you just feel like doing something. Now there’s the “Art Live @Park” event going on (you should go), but this one is about an event held during November called “Hong Kong Arts in the Park 2010” organized by Standard Chartered at the Victoria […]

28 Aug, 2010 in Asia-Israel connections
Growing Chinese studies trend - Israel

3 years after I wrote about the first signs of the Israeli Chinese studies trend and there are signs that the trend is still going strong (see “The Chinese Language Studies Trend in Israel” and “Channel 2 story : Israelis studying Chinese” for more info). Every once in a while, Israeli news channels rediscover this […]

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