Caribana Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival 2014

Photos: Scotiabank Caribbean Festival 2014 Caribana Toronto

It’s a festival called with two names: Caribana Festival (the old one) and Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (the new one). For most people, the former is better-sounding than the latter that ...

The Beauty of Iran Held Me Hostage

The Beauty of Iran Held Me Hostage

Fellow wanderlust, Sandeep Singh, recently visited Iran and found beauty beyond what he expected to see. When he sent me this article with these five incredible photos, my jaw hanged ...

Cathedral of the Transfiguration in Markham

This Cathedral is Thirty Years in the Making But Still Unfinished

This Cathedral of Transfiguration in Markham, Ontario is thirty years in the making but still unfinished. And nobody knows when exactly it’s going to see the light of the day ...

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Things to do in Havana

35 Things to do in Havana

Havana is a kaleidoscope of everything: of collapsing decay, of oozing sexuality, ...
The Amazing Petra in Jordan

The Amazing Petra in Jordan

YOU HAVE TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE. Petra is amazing. Dazzling. Breathtaking. ...
Things to do in Brunei SOAS Mosque

Things to do in Brunei – A Country of No Fun?

(I asked an Aussie friend, Jonathan, to be a guest blogger and ...

Mexico – Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza was once the center of the Mayan universe. It’s an ...

Cambodia: Grand Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s capital city—and it is a city of contrasts. ...

11 Things To Do and See In Beijing

(A friend of mine and his family are going for a one-week ...

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Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam

Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam gave me view of what life looked like to people living on boats and on stilt houses. There’s so much activities there and people didn’t seem to mind the deep and strong current of the yellow river that passes through six countries: China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. […]

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The world's smallest island The Thousand Islands Kingston Canada

The World’s Smallest Island Has Only One Residence

This is, perhaps, the world’s smallest island that only one residence can fit on it. This island is found at The Thousand Islands in Ganonoque, Kingston, Ontario. As you can see, the house is really surrounded by water and there’s not even a backyard enough for playing with your kids. The front lawn, however, is […]

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New Delhi - First Impressions

New Delhi – First Impressions

Stepping outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at the height of summer in May, you feel a blast of hot air surge over you. For a moment you feel detached from your body; as the 50 degree heat presses down, dust settles on your sticky body and the thick smell of exhaust […]

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sunflower field in Ontario Innisfil

Sunflower Farm in Innisfil

We visited a sunflower farm in Innisfil, Ontario today. It’s an hour (or less) drive from Toronto. When we arrived there, it was very hard to find a parking space but we managed to find one away from the farm. We walked a bit and checked the houses in front of the field so we […]

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Kelso Lake at Halton Conservation in Milton

My first Kayak Experience

Last weekend, I had my first kayak experience at Kelso Lake for an hour. I paddled across the lake in a single kayak and boy, it was easier than I thought! But, I must admit, I bumped my kayak into tree branches on the shore because I didn’t figure out quickly how to control my […]

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The Great Confucius is Buried in this Humble Plot

The Great Confucius is Buried in this Humble Plot

Confucius or Kong Zi, in Chinese, is buried in a humble plot in Qufu, Shandong Province. His tomb has no sign of luxury or grandeur of a philosopher whose analects shaped China—and are still highly-regarded until today. While I was still working in Beijing, one of my students told the class that he’s a descendant of […]

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