Turkey 4 – Pamukkale – The Cotton Castle & Hierapolis Ancient City

House of Virgin Mary The House of Virgin Mary is located on the top of the “Bulbul” mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus, we went there early in the morning before leaving Ephesus. The house of Virgin Mary is an example of Roman architectural building entirely made of stones back in the 4th AD.  The …

Southern Ridges Bird View Walk in Singapore Forest

I spent three Sunday evening to explore the Southern Ridges & the Hortpark in Singapore, spent about 1.5 hour each time.  If you like to enjoy a panoramic view of the verdant greenery in these parks, this is the unique outdoor experience for you.  The parks are HortPark, Kent Ridges, Mount Faber and Telok Blangah …

A Sunday morning stroll in “Little India” Singapore!

One of the most vibrant district in Singapore, the Little India.  It is located east of the Singapore River—across from Chinatown, located west of the river—and north of Kampong Glam. There is a huge beautiful peacock sit at the intersection before entering Little India District.  Peacocks are often used in Indian folks stories.  It symbolize grace, …

Turkey 3 : Pergamon vs Ephesus – You can do two in a day!

Aegean Sea/爱琴海 We departed very early in the morning and passed by Aegean Sea, truly beautiful.  Aegean Sea is located in eastern Mediterranean, a very comfortable climate which is an ideal destination for cruises and holidays.  The Aegean Sea lies between the coast of Greece and Turkey. Sunrise at Aegean Sea The Aegean sea hold …

Turkey 2 : City of Troy – Canakkale

Istanbul to Canakkale We took a ferry, about an hour then continue with our bus ride to Canakkale. What do you have in Canakkale?  It is the second largest province in Turkey.  It is a major historical site that show both ancient and recent history.  Troy is here. Sea of Marmara Some morning view of the …

Turkey 1 : Istanbul City – Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia & more!

Turkey Is Turkey Asia or Europe country?  Turkey is located where Asia meets Europe and geographically has land on both continents but 97% of it lands is sit on the Asian side. Istanbul – biggest city in Turkey Istanbul is the only city in the world that connects two continents, Europe and Asia.  That is …

Life is like a rainbow in Kampong Glam & Malay Heritage Center in Singapore!

It was a wonderful discoveries on the Malay quarter in Singapore few weeks ago.  Places of interests are Kampong Glam, Malay Heritage Center/Museum, Masjid Sultan mosque and few colorful alleys around the neighborhood. Masjid Sultan – Oldest Mosque in Singapore Masjid Sultan is the landmark in Kampong Glam and also one of the most important mosque …

Top 5 Reasons why you should self drive in Kyushu – 8 days – Itinerary Summary

One Round of Kyushu Island, Japan – Self Drive with rental car 1. Why self drive in Kyushu? Kyushu Island is located at the southern Island of Japan, about the size of Taiwan.  It is one of the best place to do self drive in Japan.  Driving in Kyushu Island is similar to driving in …

Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 7 & 8 -Kumamoto Aso, the largest volcano in Japan & Nagasaki & Saga

Kumamoto City – Mount Aso Mount Aso / 阿蘇山 is an active volcano which is only 1.5 hour drive from Kumamoto City. Japan lies on the “Ring of Fire”, there are 110 active volcano in Japan and among them 47 are still active.  Pretty scary right, that is why there are so many earthquake in …

Japan Self Drive in Kyushu 6 – Kumamoto Prefecture : Kumamoto Castle and Kumamoto University

Kagoshima to Kumamoto – How far? From Kagoshima to Kumamoto is about 175 km, took us about 2.5 hours. Kumamoto /熊本  Kuma mean bear in English and Moto is origin, so Kumamoto is the origin of bear.  It has another nickname called Hi no Kuni meaning Fire Country because of the nearby giant volcano Mt Aso …