I know it’s January already… and yet I am still sharing with you photos from November! Since the crazy holidays happened, I have a series of backlogs and so I hope you don’t mind that this travel post is 2 months late! And since this is one of the nicest things that happened to me… Continue reading TSM Fave Things – November : A Trip to Vietnam – From Hanoi to Halong Bay
As promised, here is the second installment in our series of must-visit places in Copenhagen : Must – Visit : Little Mermaid Here is another famous Copenhagen tourist attraction : the Little Mermaid. The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to… Continue reading The Best of Copenhagen – Part 2
After more than 24 hours of flying in between four different airports, we finally arrived in our first destination in Norway, the city of Bergen. Here is a melting-pot of cultures and Norway’s most international and second most-populous city. It is home to a historic and colorful row of Hanseatic commercial buildings called Bryggen (Norwegian for wharf), a UNESCO World… Continue reading The City of Bergen and the Fjords (Norway, Part 1)
We have come to the end of our journey in Japan, here in beautiful Kyoto. Here, we were met with the prettiest streets and the symbolic architecture of Machiya houses. These are traditional wooden townhouses that, while found all over Japan, are most prominent in Kyoto – known as the country’s historical capital. Machiya houses are… Continue reading Magical Kyoto: Its Scenic Streets and Enchanting Bamboo Grove
So now we are in the second part of our trip in Cappadocia. We begin this leg of our journey in another historical landmark: the Göreme National Park, or what some people refer to as the Göreme Open-Air Museum.
Since this is the beginning of our 5-part Travel Series on Turkey, let me start this post with my favorite cup of Turkish Coffee. I’ve talked about how I’ve fallen in love with this deep, dark roasted coffee in my April Fave Things. That post is actually the “real” beginning of my Turkey blog posts, but I can’t… Continue reading The Vibrant Colors of Istanbul: Turkey (Part 1)
If you have time to get out of Shanghai to do a bit of sightseeing, I suggest you visit Suzhou, a 2-hour (approx. 80 km) drive away from the city. Just like Shanghai, Suzhou is a city rich in history and culture. It is filled with beautifully landscaped gardens, ancient bridges and canals, as well… Continue reading Suzhou: What To See Outside Shanghai
And so the Japan adventure continues… Since we were based in Osaka for the whole duration of our stay (see my previous post about that first part of the trip here), we had to take a train ride to see Kyoto, a place quite popular among tourists. We knew it was essential for us to visit… Continue reading A Trip to the Other Side of Japan – part 2 of 2