My Journeys

Taiwanese Circle, 2018

TAIPEI Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis with Japanese colonial lanes, busy shopping streets and contemporary buildings. The skyline is crowned by the 509m-tall, bamboo-shaped Taipei 101 skyscraper, with upscale shops at the base and a rapid elevator to an observatory near the top. Taipei is also known for its lively street-food… Continue reading Taiwanese Circle, 2018

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Korean Peninsula, 2017

The Korean Peninsula is a peninsula in East Asia. It extends southwards for about 1,100 km (680 mi) from continental Asia into the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by the East Sea to the east, and the Yellow Sea (known in Korea as West Sea) to the west, the Korea Strait connecting the first two bodies of water. SOUTH KOREA South Korea, an East Asian nation on the southern… Continue reading Korean Peninsula, 2017

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Chinese Triangle, 2017

HONG KONG Hong Kong was formerly a colony of the British Empire, after the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island from Qing China at the conclusion of the First Opium War in 1842. Originally a lightly populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the most significant financial centres and trade ports in the world. With the exception of… Continue reading Chinese Triangle, 2017

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Himalayan Trek, 2017

The Himalayas or Himalaya form a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The Himalayan range has many of the Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest. The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 metres (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. By contrast, the highest peak outside Asia (Aconcagua, in the Andes) is 6,961 metres (22,838 ft) tall.… Continue reading Himalayan Trek, 2017