Browsing Category : ASIA

VIRTUAL TOUR: HOUTONG CAT VILLAGE

By MARINA

Houtong was originally called Kau-tong (猴硐; monkey cave) due to the existence of a cave inhabited by monkeys in the early days. But now this place became famous as cat village. In this area, you can feel as if you came to the world of the cats.  Here you can see, touch and rub a kitty, and you can stop by the shop,…

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HOUTONG:THE CAT VILLAGE IN TAIWAN

By MARINA

Have you heard that there’s a cat village in Taiwan? Once you take one step into this village, you feel as if you’re in the cat world.  Houtong, which is located 35km east of Taipei in Ruifang district, and it takes almost one hour by train. There’s usually one train about every half hour during the day, so you don’t feel uncomfortable to go there. Houtong is a…

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DAY1: SHORT TRIP TO SOUTH KOREA

By MARINA

I suddenly made up my mind to go to South Korea, and purchased air ticket to Daegu two day before my departure. Thanks to my boldness and courage, I am here in South Korea and am eating the delicious street food with relish in Busan. It was a very first time to come here. And I don’t have any information about Busan as…

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HOW TO SAVE TIME WITH HELICOPTER IN JAPAN

By MARINA

Have you ever ridden in a helicopter? And are you thinking that taking a helicopter ride is a privilege only for the rich? No, no! It is the time you can have an unforgettable experience.  AirX launched ‘CodeShare’. This is the sharing service that provides helicopter transportation. This is not a chartering service, therefore passenger can purchase a one‐way ticket and a one-seat ticket. By using helicopter you can not only…

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A LOVELY BABY PANDA (130th Day)

By MARINA

We were surprised to hear the happy news that zoo officials identified the newborn cub’s cries on June 12, 2017. Since then, Japanese are experiencing “Panda Boom”. Thanks to Tokyo Zoological Park Society we can get the latest information about this cutie every month. Whenever I see the movie, I am completely captivated by her. I’ve never seen such a…

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VIRTUAL TOUR : PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOU TO VISIT BHUTAN ( 1 )

By MARINA

Bhutan opened the door to tourism industry in 1974. Tourists are attracted to their unique culture and are deeply moved by their hospitality. Bhutanese attitude toward foreigners isn’t too much, but pleasant. People are friendly and warmly invite the guests into their house for butter tea. Girls and boys are playing cheerfully outside, and dogs are sleeping in the sun.…

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A Bhutan Photo Essay

By MARINA

During my stay in Bhutan, I felt so relaxed. I don’t know what made me so. But it is certain that lots of smiles and warm hospitality are deeply printed on my memory. And time passed very slowly in this place. Bhutanese lifestyle seems to be more simple than ours. Few frilled things, useless things, are not needed and everything they possess…

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