Credits: Papers by Splendid Finn; border bit by Splendid Finn; Journaling Snippet by Creativity by Crystal; Fresh Glitter Lines by Delicious Scraps; Alpha by Akiloune Designs; Diecut Paper by Creativity by Crystal Outside the apartment building, snow pile shin high by the sidewalk. The icy ground slippery as hell and the wind bite as we … Continue reading A Week in Winter Paradise
It’s the first days of summer, and this draft has been on the back burner giving way to other bigger trips I’ve had. So before I start writing about my next destination, which took place last month in an icy setting and is the exact opposite of what we will be experiencing in the coming … Continue reading Minalungao
On the road, we randomly stopped for lunch. The driver calls me into the kitchen, there we ordered, without a menu but rather from what they have in the kitchen, apparently fresh from the fields. He tries to explain the unfamiliar items while I struggle to decipher what he is telling me. But all is … Continue reading Yunnan Eats: Cheese, Cured Pork and Fresh Vegetables
And this is perhaps THE reason to go. It was ours. Staged outdoors beneath the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at an incredible elevation of 3,100 meters, Impression Lijiang managed to keep us in awe all throughout its performance. A cultural show two years in the making, it is the second of nine series of highly … Continue reading There’s more to Lijiang…
Nestled at the foot of the Jade Dragon Mountain, Lijiang is blessed with gorgeous natural surroundings. Infused with cultural flavors owing to the profound ethnic heritage of the region, which consequently has lured both the domestic and foreign tourist for perhaps a decade now. A UNESCO World Heritage Site with Dayan Old Town being the … Continue reading Lijiang
I know, it's a little late for this but it has been a full 2016 with many great travels that will add to the long list that I wish to share with you. Here's a glimpse of what you'll be seeing here this year. A very belated Happy New Year to all!!
This must be the quaintest of quaint towns I’ve set foot on in quite a while if not in all of my travels. Found halfway between Dali and Lijiang, Shaxi is home to beautifully preserved adobe courtyard mansions that offer a glimpse into a forgotten era. It was the most intact trading center for centuries … Continue reading Shaxi: Quaintest of Quaint