Did you know that Taiwan was actually Japan's first colony? You can still feel it, once you step on the shores of Taiwan--you can feel a little bit of China, and a little bit of Japan... but don't tell the Taiwanese that. Japan wanted to show off to the world that they can also do the imperial colonizing … Continue reading Jiufen and Shifen: Taiwan’s charming old towns
Last September at Plaza Independencia, Dutch Pancake came to Cebu to achieve one major feat: to create the biggest Dutch Pancake event in Cebu! The goal is to make (and feed) more than 1,000 people! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaczE9Qsew8 What's Pancake Surfing? Pancake surfing is the concept of traveling the world and organizing events with pancakes at local … Continue reading The Biggest Dutch Pancake Event Happens in Cebu
Around me were 50,000-something books with 13-meter tall bookshelves, lots of open air and natural light. Quite a few people are taking selfies, while some are silently reading or working on their laptops. I was just looking around, unable to hide my excitement.
There is something so romantic about river boat rides. Even amidst the sweltering heat of tropical Thailand, we still found ourselves enamored by the river, by the strange blend of familiarity and exoticism of it all. Maybe it is human nature that subconsciously draws us towards bodies of water. The human body, after all, is … Continue reading Bucketlist Check: Mystical Floating Markets of Thailand
As an art history teacher, this is among the first point of entry to the subject--Stonehenge, Lascaux cave paintings, Venus of WIllendorf and other prehistoric art. To finally be in England and the Stonehenge so nearby--I couldn't pass it up.