Volga Manor is a Russian-themed garden located in the Xiangfang District, ~1 hour away from Harbin city center. There are over 30 Russian style buildings in this garden area. One of the main sights to see is the Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas Cathedral, built completely out of wood. There is a restaurant with … [More…]
The Harbin Ice and Snow Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place in northeast China, near the Russian border. It is the world’s largest ice and snow festival that runs from December to February every year. After talking about going to Harbin for many years, my mom and I decided to pack our … [More…]
This year I became an official total eclipse chaser. With Oregon within “accessible” distance from my home in San Francisco, I hopped in the car and started driving towards the Totality hot spot. Here is the gallery from my adventures in Oregon.
My friends and I have made a habit out of doing a fun, nature-filled road trip every Memorial Day weekend. This year’s Memorial Day weekend trip was to explore Colorado. I’ve always loved Colorado for what it offered in the winter (for my snowboarding fix), but I have never truly explored this area in the … [More…]
Havasupai Falls is a hidden gem tucked away the valleys of Arizona’s Grand Canyon, 1.5 miles away from Supai Village, part of the Havasupai Indian Reservation. The name “Havasupai” means “people of blue-green waters.” Limestones in the water helped create the blue-green color you will find at Havasupai waterfalls. Havasu Falls is the most famous of all … [More…]
Vík is the southern most village in the country of Iceland, 180 km east of Reykjavik. It is a must-see when you are driving on the Ring Road. There are 3 main attractions when you are in Vík: Dyrhólaey – a nesting ground for many species of birds and a good place to see Reynisdrangar, the basalt sea stacks that were once … [More…]
Jökulsárlón is my favorite place in Iceland. Jökulsárlón is a large glacier lagoon created from Breiðamerkurjökull (an outlet of the Vatnajökull glacier), as a result of the warming climate. Take in the magnificent views of giant icebergs that have broken off from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. I signed up for the “zodiac tour” with Glacier Lagoon, and they … [More…]
Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa that is one of the most visited places in Iceland. It is very close to the airport, so many people visit either after arrival or right before they leave. While it is “touristy” it is a pretty unique experience that is worth trying out. While you are there be … [More…]