From the monthly archives: "August 2014"

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WuFenPu (五分埔), the largest garment wholesale market in TaiPei (台北). Up to 1,000 shops selling huge variety of products like clothes, bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc with reasonable price range. For those who likes trendy and creative fashions, WuFenPu will be a place that you won’t want to miss. It opens daily from around 1100 to 2200, do take note the operating hours is just for reference, some shops might close earlier.

RaoHe Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市), absolutely a good choice to fulfill your craving for local foods after tired shopping in WuFenPu. The 600 meters long night market was located on RaoHe Street, setup in year 1987, was one of the oldest night markets in TaiPei. You can find plenty of delicious local foods and also other products like clothes and accessories there. Its operating hours is from 1700 to 0000 daily.

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The search for Myanmar's mysterious Dhammazedi Bell

Interesting, I hope they could find the Dhammazedi Bell and that will be a great news not only for Myanmar but also to the world.

BBC News, Yangon As Jonah Fisher reports, some people doubt the bell ever existed, whilst others think the search is cursed The fate of the Dhammazedi Bell is one of Myanmar’s murkiest mysteries and for some Burmese a lifelong obsession. Four centuries after the world’s biggest bell was last seen, a new salvage attempt is under way in Yangon (Rangoon), and it’s attracting large crowds. Cast in the 15th Century, the Dhammazedi Bell was according to popular legend placed […]

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We visited Taiwan at the right timing for blossom season of Calla Lily (海芋) in YangMingShan ZhuZiHu (台北阳明山竹子湖), hooray! So we grabbed the opportunity and reserved half a day for the beautiful Calla Lily gardens at YangMingShan ZhuZiHu, to witness the breathtaking scenery in  a refreshing atmosphere… Activity didn’t stop there, we then traveled back to TaiPei town area continue shopping at the largest garment wholesales market in TaiPei, WuFenPu (五分埔). Follow by wrapping up the day by wandering around at RaoHe Night Market(饒河街觀光夜市). Sounds exciting and fun, isn’t it?

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YangMingShan ZhuZiHu (台北阳明山竹子湖), a refreshing and peaceful rural area with altitude of approximately 670 meters that located between Mountain DaTun (大屯山), Mountain QiXing (七星山) and Mountain XiaoGuanYin (小觀音山). It will be full of beautiful Calla Lily (海芋) during blossom season from Feb to May, while Mar and Apr are the best months for visiting.

ZhuZiHu was a barrier lake formed after volcanic eruptions, left behind a fertile land after lake water receded. With also the exceptional climatic and rich spring water, all these create a great environment for agricultural and the place eventually became a rural settlement. ZhuZiHu was used to be full of bamboo, wind blowing through the whole bamboo forest created a scenery looked like waves of a huge bamboo lake, and that came the name ZhuZiHu (Bamboo Lake).

We were so glad that have visited ZhuZiHu in end of Apr, able to witness the beauty of Calla Lily at its’ best moment of blossom season.

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Living in: The world’s most visited cities

Time to plan for a trip but don’t know where to go? Here you go, the most visited cities!

London, most visited cities The same attractions that prompt people to love visiting a city – top-ranked restaurants, vibrant nightlife, diverse neighbourhoods, iconic sights – can entice them into staying longer term. In fact, many of the world’s most visited cities, as ranked by 2014’s Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index released in July, are also popular destinations for expats. But being a resident of one of the world’s most visited cities is not without its unique set of challenges. […]

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NingXia Night Market (宁夏夜市), a very popular TaiPei (台北) night markets among locals. There were numbers of stalls selling authentic and delicious local foods with reasonable price, one of the main reasons why the night market always so crowded with both locals and foreign tourists. It was one of the “not so commercialized” night market in TaiPei, plan for a visit if you are like us who want to feel and experience the local culture and activities. NingXia Night Market was located at Ningxia Rd, Datong District, Taipei City, 103 (台北市大同區宁夏路), available from 1600 to 0200 daily.

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Kyoto's Sagano Bamboo Forest: One of the most beautiful groves on Earth

Wow! This place is amazingly beautiful!

Kyoto, Japan’s Sagano Bamboo Forest is often featured on website lists highlighting the most beautiful woodlands in the world. Hogon-in Temple is found inside Tenryu-ji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the five major temples of Kyoto, located near the entrance of the Sagano Bamboo Forest. Japanese macaques, or snow monkeys, are the most northerly-living non-human primates, say scientists. Mount Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park is home to some 100 of the cute — but occasionally aggressive — […]

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DanShui/TamSui (淡水), a small charming city in the north of TaiPei (台北), that offers relaxing and laid back environment and atmosphere, huge variety of delicious local cuisines, beautiful sceneries, fun games and many more, a wonderful place that you will not want to miss. Everything seems moving slow at this laid back place, be it the people cycling slowly along waterfront’s pathway, senior citizens fishing at the docks, or the couples watching sunset… I like it…

Thanks to its location that wasn’t far from TaiPei, DanShui was always been popular among locals especially city dwellers could have a break there, enjoying their coffees along the riverside with the beautiful sunset view.

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Oversize Expectations for the Airbus A380

To get a sense of the Airbus A380’s size and ambition, walk up the grand staircase of an Emirates version of the aircraft, past the showers and the first-class suites and then through endless rows in business class to the bar at the back of the upper deck. This sleek semicircle, alluringly underlit and fully stocked with pricey spirits like Grey Goose vodka, is undoubtedly one of the defining features of this aircraft, which can hold more than 500 […]

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