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This place is special to me because I lived in Shenzhen when I met my first boyfriend there, a city full of romantic memory, a beautiful lovely seaside city in the south of China. Miss the good weather especially in the winter of New York.
In 2015, our family of five left our home country with nothing but carry on luggage in search of some adventure. We landed in Kaohsiung and ended up calling it home for 3 years. From the buzz of city life to the peacefulness of nature, you'll find it all within Kaohsiung. The public transportation is excellent, it's very safe, the food is amazing, the people are unbelievably friendly, and best of all you can spend the entire day running around the city very inexpensively. This map focuses specifically on the Yancheng and Qianjin Districts in the southern part of the city. Long ago considered to be the "downtown" Kaohsiung, the area holds many old style Taiwanese homes and monuments that the northern parts of the city are lacking. Recent revival efforts have brought in some more modern, artistic elements giving visitors the best of both worlds. Whatever your travel habits may be, Kaohsiung has something to offer all travelers.
Growing up, I spent every summer in Taipei. The metro was, by far, the best way to get around--it's affordable, efficient, clean, and easy to use! I highlighted popular attractions around the main metro lines to help you plan your next trip to the Taiwan, the heart of Asia.
I've visited Japan many times and I know I will keep going back! There's so much to see and every trip I feel I've discovered something new. One of my favorite places to go is Harajuku. It's so bright and colorful, and you can always find new trends in clothes, art and even food. Yet within the hustle and bustle of crowded streets, you will stumble upon pockets of peace.
I was adopted from China and moved to the USA when I was 8 months old. 14 years later, I travelled back to see the country in which I was born. This map is illustrating my return trip. It's certainly not a conventional map, as it is very personal to me and my story, but I'm proud to show it and give representation to other adoptees like myself!
You plan to visit Vietnam but don’t know where to go first? You stay in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) for a short time and there are too much places to go? Let’s me take you to the central districts of Saigon, where includes almost every famous attractions of the City.
Saigon is the old name of Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city of Vietnam. However, the local citizens there prefer calling this city as "Saigon" as it sounds more friendly. If you don't want to walk, the city cyclo tours take you around the central districts of the city. You can admire the modern city with lots of historical buildings. You can enjoy different types of local cuisine in the markets. Vietnamese coffee and Pho (beef noodle) are always the signatures. And also, as called as a "Never-sleep city", you can take part in the beer parties with your friends at the Western-walking street at night. The local beer tastes fantastic and cheap!!
Just go and enjoy your awesome trip there!
This place is special to me because it encompasses the gamut of South Korean history and culture in one beautiful place. Jeju Island is often referred to as the "Hawaii" of Korea. A naturally beautiful place featuring many volcanic craters and lava tunnels, as well as Mt. Hallam in the center of the island. Much like most of South Korea, Jeju is jammed packed with unique museums of every form. Not only art and history, but things like Tea, Teddy bears, Human Sexuality, KPOP, and KDramas. It also holds a bounty of natural beauty including multiple waterfalls and a UNESCO world heritage site called Sunrise Peak. Many unique things come out of Jeju island as well, including a Jeju specific orange variety, black pigs which yield famed black pork (heralded as the Kobe Beef of pork) and beautiful stone statues. With its own airport, you can easily experience all of Korean history and culture with just a layover on this beautiful island. For this map, I picked out my favorite, must-see locations, that are unique experiences when visiting Jeju Island. A mix of natural and man-made locations, as well as some of the wonderful guesthouses and unique restaurants in each region. If you ever get that chance to visit Jeju Island, this is my suggested itinerary!
This place is special to me because it was one of the most interesting places I visited during my 2017 solo trip in Japan. Naoshima definitely lives up to its name "Japan's Art Island" - where contemporary art meets architecture meets nature. The two GIANT pumpkin sculptures by one of the most acclaimed Japanese artists, Yayoi Kusama, were massive and became the symbol of the island. James Turrell’s work at Chichu museum and Minamidera blew. my. mind. The garden that built just like Monet's paintings was so beautiful. It felt like I stepped into his artwork! I also loved the beauty of simplicity and the creative use of natural light in Tadao Ando’s architecture. And of course - the delicious food and friendly people there. Spend a day on Naoshima next time you are in Japan. You won’t regret it!
We visited Mongolia in October, 2019 and it quickly topped my list of favorite places. The warm-hearted people, the feeling of staying in a ger, and learning about this very different culture made the experience unforgettable. Plus, the funny names!
This place is special to me because, amidst the chaos of this Asian metropolis I have called my home away from the UK for a year (to the day!), there are gems of creativity I have been lucky enough to discover. As an artist myself, these galleries, workshop spaces, residencies and art cafes have been my grounding and have become my community. I will miss them very much.
This place is special to me because it is such a lovely, charming, and weird location in South Korea with a wonderful history. Imsil introduced cheese to the Korean diet in 1958, when a Belgian man moved to the region. He raised goats and made his own cheese, and the governor at the time requested that he teach the skill to others in the community. Imsil Cheese Theme Park provides a place to have fun, learn about cheese, and make it yourself!