Jiuzhaigou (or Jiuzhai Valley, as it is sometimes referred to in English) is Sichuan's star attraction - a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts millions of visitors each year. Tourists gaze in awe at the emerald pools, picturesque waterfalls, and verdant forests.
Even the agents at the ticket stands urged us to come back another day - "You won't be able to see anything," they said.
We finally decided to learn from our experiences from the last few days with near-heat exhaustion, and left our Utah lodge a little bit later today. Ironically, it was a perfectly lovely cloudy day so we could have left in the morning and still could have escaped the scorching sun. Derp. Nevertheless, our trip to … Continue reading Bryce (Not-a ) Canyon National Park
My family and I recently took a trip to Utah, ready to immerse ourselves in nature. On the first day, we headed to Zion National Park. The park offers hiking trails of various difficulty through beautiful untouched surroundings. There is a $25 entry fee per vehicle, which is valid for an entire week. The park has a … Continue reading Zion National Park
Melbourne has a strong Chinese community, something that I noticed the moment I got off the plane. The signs at the airport were written in English and Chinese. Of course, maybe that's just because I got off a Chinese airline. But today's visit to the Chinese Garden of Friendship basically said it loud and clear: there … Continue reading Chinese Garden of Friendship