International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning, Travel Photography

Skip Guilin, Go to Yangshuo and Longsheng Instead

After spending roughly a week in northeastern China in September and then roadtripping through northwestern China in October, I turned my sights south, specifically to the south central autonomous region of Guangxi and the southwestern province of Guizhou. For me, the largest draw for Guangxi was initially Guilin. I had long heard of the beauty of… Read More Skip Guilin, Go to Yangshuo and Longsheng Instead

International Travel, Reblogs, Travel Photography

Paris: A Photo Journey in Autumn and at Christmastime

Originally posted Monday, March 26, 2012 Paris had always been that dream destination ever since I began taking French years ago, yet when I finally began planning to study abroad, I instantly rejected the idea of going to Paris. It was too cosmopolitan to really learn the language and too touristy to get a feel… Read More Paris: A Photo Journey in Autumn and at Christmastime

International Travel, Reflections, Travel Photography

ZhangYe Danxia, the Rainbow Mountains of China

This is ZhangYe Danxia Geopark in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. It’s also known as the Rainbow Mountains of China. This is also ZhangYe Danxia Geopark. In fact, it’s the exact same peak. And oh wait, this is the same place in ZhangYe Danxia Geopark yet again. The only difference, of course, is that… Read More ZhangYe Danxia, the Rainbow Mountains of China

International Travel, Travel Photography

Treasures Along the Silk Road: Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Oasis 

From Marco Polo to camels and caravans, stories of the Silk Road have always been full of allure and mystery. So it was with much exuberance that I finally arrived in Dunhuang, located at the former junction of two key routes of the Silk Road network. One of its major draws is something I’ve always… Read More Treasures Along the Silk Road: Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Oasis 

International Travel, Travel Photography

Modern Art for a Modern China: A Walk Through the Changchun World Sculpture Park 

When I think of Chinese art, my mind goes to the classical brush paintings and classical sculptures of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian figures. So when the World Sculpture Park in Changchun, one of northern China’s biggest cuties, was first introduced to me, I was a little skeptical. But I am so glad I was persuaded… Read More Modern Art for a Modern China: A Walk Through the Changchun World Sculpture Park 

International Travel, Travel Photography

A Photographic Journey Along the Inca Trail

They say that some places you visit are akin to religious experiences. I’d always wanted to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail because I thought it’d be cool to challenge myself. Actually hiking the Inca Trail was indeed challenging at times, but moreover, it was an incredible experience, sort of a personal pilgrimage. Which is… Read More A Photographic Journey Along the Inca Trail