Tag Archives: Asia

Hanoi’s Charm

One reason I love Hanoi is this stunning lake. Serene, spellbinding, and picture-perfect – makes for a pleasant walk, and you will definitely walk by it more than once a day.  And because the Old Quarter surrounds it, it is … Continue reading

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Hanoi At Night

We’re not big on night outs but the mere mention of a “beer corner” got our attention. We learned about it by chance at the hotel lobby and, of course, we had to go. Beer Corner Hanoi’s Beer Corner is … Continue reading

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The Trek to the Underground River

Credits: Papers by Plum Dumpling Designs, Pri Rocha, The Design Girl, Trixie Scap Design; Ribbon by Design by Tater, Red string with flowers by Graham Like the Cracker, and String wrap by Haynay Designs.  Elusive in the past, I became … Continue reading

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Visiting Xin Xin and Kai Kai

In a simulated indoor garden, Xin Xin munched on bamboo leaves. She seemed unfazed by the crowd, albeit small at 10 in the morning. Outside, Kai Kai is the same, although he seemed more playful than his friend. We took the … Continue reading

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Matsumoto

I peered from the balcony of our room, amused by the change of yesterday’s warm hues of autumn. Today, I wake up to the white of winter. Our agenda for the day was to spend it in the castle town … Continue reading

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Kamikochi: A glimpse of the Japanese Alps

Credits:  Template by Jen Caputo; Papers: Designs by Sarah Bennett, Erica Zane, Gwenipooh Designs. Haynay Designs. Sometimes a change in plans is a good thing.  We arrived in Hirayu Onsen early.  Our room wasn’t ready yet.  “You may want to … Continue reading

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Onsen: A New Found Love

Getting ready for my first outdoor “hot spring” bath, I found myself in a room filled with women of all ages, some soaking in the (indoor) pool and others seated on stools going about the bathing rituals. I found an … Continue reading

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