Monthly Archives: April 2014

First Impressions of Hong Kong and Stories from a Hong Kong Hostel

An introduction of sorts.

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Flower Viewing Part III: Koriyama

My last post about flowers, I swear!  Afterwards, I’ll finally get to Hong Kong and then Tokyo.  But first, the Flower Festival at Koriyama!  This was a proper celebration, not simply sitting under the flowers to appreciate their beauty.  We … Continue reading

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Flower Viewing Part II: Nara

I went with two of my friends to visit Nara one evening and see the cherry blossoms blooming in Nara Park.  We certainly were not disappointed!  However, we were just going casually to walk around and hang out and possibly … Continue reading

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Flower Viewing Part I: Tenri

Spring is officially here (thank god), and in Japan, spring is heralded by the blooming of the cherry blossoms or sakura.  Every year, people gather beneath these gorgeous flowers to socialize, chat, play games, eat, drink, and generally be merry.  … Continue reading

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A Cafe for Travelers–Like Me!

I just wanted to make another quick cafe post about a little place right next to the Parachute Hostel.  It’s travel-themed and very cozy.  There is an adorable cat there wearing a tie, who is not at all shy about … Continue reading

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Yangmingshan Flower Festival 2014

The friend I was traveling with left to go to Singapore and I still had two days left to myself in Taiwan.  So I decided to take advantage of the season and go to Yanmmingshan for the flower festival.

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Shida Night Market

The hostel we were staying at was located wonderfully near to Shida Night Market, so as you can imagine, there were many nights when we stopped by there for dinner, a bit of shopping, or just a late night snack.

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