Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Yes! I do!

Teddy Bear Eco Village, Hida Takayama , Japan, 2010

Lovey Dovey

Todaiji Temple, Nara, Japan, 2012


Taroko Gorge: Now & Then (Taiwan 2011, Day 11)

I’ve visited Taroko Gorge 8 years ago and this trip is a revisit to the place. I get to visit the Shakadang trail (砂卡砀步道) which was closed back then due to a landslide caused by an earthquake. However, the Nine Turns of Coiled Dragon (九曲幡龙) was closed this time due to falling rocks.

Nevertheless, the view is still as magnificent as before. Check out the photos of the place now and then! The photos of the past are in sepia.

Shakadang Trail (砂卡砀步道)

Swallow Grotto (燕子口)

Swallows live in holes in the rocks

Look at the layers of marble!

Can you see the side view of a red indian chief?

Mother Bridge (慈母桥)

Can you spot “a frog with its crown”?

Changchun Ancestral Hall (长春祠)

A cosy nice little place 何家 (Taiwan 2011, Day 10)

The minsu we stayed in Hualien, 何家民宿 is a very nice cosy little place, very different from the one we stayed in Yilan which is grand.

The owner of the minsu is very friendly and she told us that setting up a minsu is her dream. That’s why she quit her job and turns her house into a minsu. All the decorations were done by her and we are really impressed with her passion!


Their rooms are simple and cosy too and I like the brightly-coloured walls!


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Yokoso! Japan!

If some of you have been wondering why I’ve not been posting any blog entries recently, the reason is that I’m in Japan now. Due to some constraints, I can’t upload any photos for the photo challenge.

This is a Hanami (sakura viewing) trip to Kansai area. I’ve seen some trees that are fully bloomed in Kyoto but most trees just started to bloom only. The full bloom date is expected to be tomorrow. So, do stay tuned for photos of the sakura when I’m back in Singapore 🙂

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