International Travels, China

Beijing Memoirs 1: Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo

Exploring Beijing is like traveling back in time to about 3000 BC. The temples and other infrastructures were preserved, and others, beautifully remade you wouldn't know the difference. True, it is difficult to communicate in English when you're just walking the street and asking for directions. It is also quite amusing to buy something from… Continue reading Beijing Memoirs 1: Great Wall, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square, Ming Tombs, Lama Temple and Beijing Zoo

International Travels, Japan

The Japan Expedition Part 2: Buddhas and Temples, The Sunshine City, Shibuya and Hachiko

We allotted two whole days for a historical D-I-Y tour that included trips to religious entities, the famed Shibuya station, experience shopping at Donqui (tax free shopping center) and get a chance to view the nightscape of Tokyo from the Sunshine City. The Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa The oldest and most significant temple in Tokyo… Continue reading The Japan Expedition Part 2: Buddhas and Temples, The Sunshine City, Shibuya and Hachiko