Category Archives: Travel

JAPAN’S CULTURE OF CUTE

If there’s one word you can’t go a day without hearing in Japan, it’s the word kawaii (かわいい). Most commonly translated as “cute,” kawaii has become more than just a cultural phenomena in Japan, it’s become entrenched in daily life. From lovable mascots to adorable eats, there’s no escaping it. Cute is everywhere. And honestly, Japan just wouldn’t be […]

CELEBRATING TRAVEL AT HONG KONG DISNEYLAND’S MYSTIC POINT

As of last weekend, Hong Kong Disneyland officially opened the anticipated land named Mystic Point, the third and final installment of their 3-part expansion project. Together with Toy Story Land (opened 2011) and Grizzly Gulch (opened 2012), Hong Kong Disneyland has increased their park size by almost 25% in just these past 3 years! The themes […]

THE QUIRKIEST FESTIVAL YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF: CHEUNG CHAU BUN FESTIVAL

Well, maybe you’ve heard of it. After all, Time regards the Cheung Chau Bun Festival as one of the “Top 10 Quirky Local Festivals“. Every year the Cheung Chau Bun Festival falls on the 5th – 9th days of the fourth lunar month. Leading up to this time, the locals of Cheung Chau–a small island fishing village, […]

FOTO FRIDAY: SRI LAYAN SITHI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE, SINGAPORE

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple in Singapore. Singapore is unique because it’s one of the few countries where you can find a Buddhist temple, Hindu temple, Islamic Mosque and Christian Church all in the same neighborhood. Despite being so […]