Random thoughts on Cuba: Most people living on this planet in 2020 are familiar with some common traces in their lifestyle – the overdose of materialism, the entertainment business of global appeal (Hollywood, hip hop, EDM), and scary, questionable news and a darkening world view. Cuba, on the other hand, feels drastically different from the world […]
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And then, the total eclipse happened. We crossed from a cloudless, hot, lovely Pacific Northwest August morning to the chilling night within a matter of seconds. It is one of the most magical moments I have ever experienced, one that cannot be described by words. – Corvallis, Oregon. August 21, 2017.
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I feel really lucky and grateful living in Africa (sometime). On a weekend, I can take a 3.5 hours direct flight from Ethiopia to The Seychelles, and spend two whole days on the empty beach, snorkeling, drinking coconut, eating grill fish, and lazing around. The tiny Indian Ocean island country is truly a quiet, hidden paradise, […]
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Last month I was in Marrakech, Morocco for a week to attend an international conference. This is my first time visiting Morocco, a country that was on my to-go list for a long time. I have a lot of expectations about Morocco and wished to see the country’s many famous cities: Casablanca, Fez, Chefchaouen, and […]
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Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, The Smoke That Thunders, saddling between Zimbabwe and Zambia, is the largest waterfalls in the world. On the Zimbabwe side, the Victoria Falls National Park situates on the cliff that is facing directly across the Falls line. Supposedly there are 16 viewpoints point, stretching around 1.5 km or 3/4 of the […]
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Rome is in the summer. She always embraces me with her full heat. The pine lined boulevard and eternal monuments, dry aqueducts, melting gelato, thieves reaching into pockets, loud street sellers, Romans and Tiber make the city living in a constant summer even in the spring. In the Circo Massimo area where I was staying this time, the street is clean and wide, the flag flies high, and the view towards the Palatine Hill and Piramide are naturally breathtaking.
I have always wanted to visit Debre Damo since I first saw it in the Pilot Guides Ethiopia episode about 10 years ago. It is an old, secluded church deep in the north of Ethiopia, in the Tigray region bordering Eritrea. Debre Damo sits atop a table mountain, and the only way to access is […]
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