Silk Road China – Zhangye : Dafo/ Big Buddha Temple

Big Buddha built in 1100 Zhangye is one of the important city in Gansu Province, midway of Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road. There are a few attractions to visit in Zhangye. One of them is the mysterious Dafo/Giant Buddha Temple. The temple is called Dafo/Big Buddha because inside the temple there is a sleeping …

Silk Road China – What to expect & prepare for this Amazing Race!

Ancient Silk Road Silk Road went along the northern borders of China, India and Persia and ended up in Eastern Europe. The Silk Road that I explored in June was Silk Road China which include two important provinces of China – Gansu & Xinjiang. The tour that I joined was with Chan Brothers, departing from …

Silk Road China – Wuwei 武威 – Flying Horse of Gansu 馬踏飛燕

This June holiday I was doing Silk Road with Chan’s brother for 2 weeks. The first Silk Road that I experienced was in Konya, Turkey, only part of the route and I was exposed to the 13 Century Caravanserai which is a roadside hotels for the ancient travelers. That was the first introductory for me …

USA : Silicon Valley Hotel Review : – Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, San Jose, California

Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel is located at Silicon Valley, if you are thinking of doing the Silicon Tech tour, this is a great hotel to stay. I stayed here for a night as I was doing a day of Silicon Tech tour in Silicon Valley, visiting major IT companies such as Google HQ, Facebook, Apple, …

Max’s Original Restaurant – San Francisco Bay Area

We dine in Max’s Original simply because it is located next to Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport South, where we stayed for two nights.  It is convenient as we were too tired to go out to find our dinner.  It is only within 1 min walking distance from the hotel. Once we entered, we were quite …

Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South, San Francisco (CA), United States – Hotel Review

Staying at Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South because I like to stay away from the San Francisco City. It is less than an hour drive to the city and  an easy access to the SF airport too! Since it is an “express” hotel, you will find the services are pretty standard and with reasonable …

Singapore River Safari

I have been to the River Safari few years back when the panda celebrity Jia Jia and Kai Kai first came to Singapore.  I went back to revisit them again last month, just to check how they are doing. River Safari is a river themed zoo and aquarium built over 12 hectares beside Singapore Zoo …

US Hotel Review – Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fresno South

We stopped at Fresno for a night because we are going to Yosemite the following day. I have stayed in few hotels in Holiday Inn Express in UK and find the setting and arrangement are the similar to the one in US too. Since it is an “express” hotel, you will find the services are …

LAX (Los Angeles Airport) & United Airline Review

For my recent west coast America tour, covering major cities in California State and a little of Nevada and Arizona, I fly with United Airline. The good thing about UA is the flight is direct without any stopping from Singapore . Total hours is more than 17 hours. I bought the ticket about half a …

US : Las Vegas Hotel Review – South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

During my visit to Las Vegas, we choose to stay in South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa. If you have a car to drive around in Las Vegas, then the more you may want to consider staying at here. It is about 15 mins away from the Strip Las Vegas but it is as good as …