Things to ALWAYS Do Abroad: 1. Download films to watch and music to listen to offline on apps like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Music/Prime Video, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube Music. Keep in mind, several apps like Hulu or Pandora are not normally available outside of the US or their selection changes by country such as Netflix. My choices are Netflix and YouTube Music because they have the highest selection, in my opinion, are affordable, and are available in the majority of […]
Costa Rica was originally supposed to be my senior trip back in 2009, but not enough students in my graduating class wanted to go and so the trip never happened. Frankly, going as an adult ten years later was indefinitely a better idea as I had the freedom and life experience to do it the right way as opposed to just going on tours with chaperones and staying in touristy hotels. Costa Rica is a country where you can do […]
Why did I go to Chicago? Simple, the travel bug was biting again, I found $100 round-trip tickets (not including extra fees like carry-ons and choosing your own seats), and the girlfriend wanted to go after giving her a list of destinations to choose one from. Traveling is currently my biggest passion while she hadn’t done much herself and I wanted to share one of the things I love with her. I had recently grown tired of big cities, having […]
Osaka: Traditional Japanese Housing, Osaka Castle Grounds, & the Glico Running ManKyoto: Gion district, Kiyomizu-dera temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Kyoto Station.Uji: Uji Temple (as pictured on the back of the ten yen coin).Tokyo: Odaiba District, the Little Statue of Liberty, and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Taipei: During my several months of living in Taiwan I ventured in Taipei twice for the weekend. The first time was to see my mother who was visiting me from Singapore, the second was to see about a girl. I didn’t explore that much of Taipei because to be honest I was all but done with big cities. I’ve come to the point in my life where big skyscrapers, fancy bars and restaurants, and big chains of hotels and fast […]
Tainan: I came to Tainan, Taiwan to work at an international American high school. I had grown tried of living in Vietnam despite having a high quality of life but things like pollution, communism, and the treatment of people, the environment, and animals pushed me to leave and find a new adventure. Random Facts About Living in Taiwan: 1. Every receipt is a lottery ticket with 8 digits printed on the top. The lottery is every two months countrywide. 2. […]
Visited Japan for the first time in June where my second and third stop was Kyoto and Uji and I have to admit I loved them dearly because of the perfect blend of nature with city life. Here are some of my favorite photography spots for the photogenic souls. Maruyama Park:Kiyomizu-dera: Okochi Sanso: Mount Arashi and the Oi River: Fushimi Inari-taisha:Iwatayama Monkey Park: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest: Kyoto Station: Day Trip to Uji: I stopped in a barbecue place and the […]