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Royal Botanic Gardens I

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on the south bank of the Yarra River. They are 38 hectares of landscaped gardens… Continue reading

Fitzroy Gardens

On a sunny day in Melbourne, I walked into the Fitzroy Gardens after a light lunch. Located on the southeastern edge of the Central Business District, it is not the largest park in the… Continue reading

Alexandra Gardens & South Yarra

Alexandra Gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square and the Melbourne Central Business District. It is connected to an expansive park area, consisting of King’s Domain &… Continue reading

Aurora

An Italian Delight Aurora is located on the 10th floor of Altira, a five-star luxury hotel in Macau, the capital of casinos in Southeast Asia. The restaurant has panoramic views over the shores… Continue reading

Peace of Mind

On a weekend, we visited a wetland area to the northwest boundaries of Hong Kong. It is a unique place because there is few other places like it in an ultra-urban cosmopolitan like… Continue reading

Lotus – Flower of Macau

We have visited Macau, a city in Southern China just opposite the shores of Hong Kong, for a weekend retreat. To our surprise, we found many lotuses exhibited in the flower show near… Continue reading

Breakfast in London

Dean Street Townhouse We ventured into the Soho district on an early Sunday morning. Destination: an exquisitely British dining room called the Dean Street Townhouse. The Townhouse itself is a hotel with 39… Continue reading

Green Lungs of London Part 2

A walk in any park in London is energizing. As much as I enjoyed my relaxing stroll, I was compelled to take good pictures of the beautiful scenery. Aptly named “Lungs of London”,… Continue reading

Green Lungs of London Part I

  One of the many things I envied the Londoners is their impressive green areas distributed around the cosmopolitan. From the Far East where I live in, I have long heard about the… Continue reading

Izushi Castle

Izushi Castle, sitting on top of a hill, is a quiet town with historical relics and a Shinto shrine. The old houses remind visitors of the times in the Edo period where the… Continue reading

The Temple & the Deer – Cherry Blossoms in Nara

Cherry Blossoms Trip Part Six Nara (奈良), in ancient Japan, used to be the imperial capital, during the times conveniently known as the Nara period (AD 710-784). Those were the days long before… Continue reading

Hanami – Cherry Blossoms at Kyoto

Cherry Blossoms Trip Part I Hanami (花見, literally “flower viewing”) is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of flowers. We travelled to the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe district in Japan to view the impressive sight of… Continue reading

Authentic Japanese

Genki Ippai Farmhouse Style Restaurant Never mind the funny name. Personally, this is one of the best places in Hong Kong offering authentic Japanese cuisine. Because it is run by Japanese people and… Continue reading