Silk Road: Jia Yu Pass (Great Wall)

As one travelled along the Silk Road, one must admire the Great Wall. Along this Great Wall, stood the Jia Yu Pass (嘉峪關). The pass was a key waypoint of the ancient Silk Road….Jia Yu Pass is the first frontier fortress at the west end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. Along… Continue reading Silk Road: Jia Yu Pass (Great Wall)

The Silk Road: Gobi Desert

Back in 2005, a group of families and friends gathered together and booked a tour bus for ourselves to travel along the infamous Silk Road. The Gobi Desert The Gobi desert is found in the Northern part of China and southern part of Mongolia. This vast desert played a big part in the history of… Continue reading The Silk Road: Gobi Desert

Tasty Treats Found In Kyoto

As my stay in Kyoto was quite brief, I tried to savour anything I found interesting. There was so much to choose from, my senses were bombarded! Mochi Mochi is Japanese rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice, and sometimes other ingredients such as water, sugar, and cornstarch. The rice is pounded… Continue reading Tasty Treats Found In Kyoto

My Visit To Nijo-jo Castle

History Nijo Castle was built as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa shōguns. The Tokugawa shogunate used Edo as the capital city, but Kyoto continued to be the home of the Imperial Court. Kyoto Imperial Palace is located north-east of Nijō Castle.— Wikipedia Tokugawa Ieyasu (徳川家康, January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was one of the first unifiers of Japan. Feudal Japan was split… Continue reading My Visit To Nijo-jo Castle

Quick Tour of Thailand

In 2007, after visiting Vietnam, our group dropped by Thailand. It was a quick tour around Bangkok mostly, so the most impressive part of this leg of my Asia trip was the Grand Palace. “The Grand Palace (Thai: พระบรมมหาราชวัง Phra Borom Maha Ratcha Wang ) is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. The palace has been… Continue reading Quick Tour of Thailand

Reblog Feature: Best Places To Live In Asia For Expats by Top 10 Cities To Visit

Many people, especially Westerners, are mystified with Asian countries. The sultry weather, flamboyant culture, and gastronomic journey all make Asia an exciting destination for tourists. But how about expats? If you’re planning to move to an Asian city, we’ve got you covered. Here, we listed 10 of the best places to live in Asia for… Continue reading Reblog Feature: Best Places To Live In Asia For Expats by Top 10 Cities To Visit