26 Feb, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo

During my summer stay at the scenic Hokkaido region in the northern part of Japan, I was based in Sapporo and made occasional trips to see some of the area. In a trip to the Niseko area I made a stop at the Shinsen-numa Wetland Swamp / Marsh, a very green and picturesque wetland with paved […]

5 Nov, 2014 in Champagne
Les Faux de Verzy Champagne (8)

This year my travels had an unexpected treat. After wrapping up the PhD in Hong Kong, I planned to a make a stop for a couple of weeks in France on the way west to my new life in the states. Rather than roaming through France on my own, I was joined by my father […]

16 Sep, 2014 in San Francisco
Redwood Regional Park - Oakland California-010

While visiting Berkeley earlier this year I was surprised to learn that one of my old friends from my good old times in Taiwan is living with her family at the Oakland area not too far away from campus. The next day following a heartwarming reunion, we set off to explore some of the famous […]

21 Apr, 2013 in Tallahassee
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One sunny day in Tallahassee I was heading out to spend another day staring at the computer and contemplating the inner-workings of the universe in some random coffee shop when my mind alerted a need for a break and I somehow found myself heading towards directions not yet explored. Down a few neighborhoods, up a […]

15 Sep, 2010 in East coast
Linmei Shihpan Trail - Yilan (23).JPG

Set in Yilan County, about 20 minutes from Jiaoxi (礁溪) using Taiwan’s wonderful Taiwan Free Shuttle Bus services, is a popular short hiking trail of Linmen Shipan.     A Taiwanese government site introduces : Located at Jiaosi Township …

9 Feb, 2010 in HK Hikes
Pat Sin Leng hiking trail New 
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Hong Kong has some spectacular nature. Every time I go hiking in Hong Kong it just takes my breath away. This one, Pat Sing Leng Country Park, north-east of Hong Kong’s New Territories, is one of the tougher ones I’ve done. Rated difficulty 4 and going for 12.5km across a range of mountain tops, I […]

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