Category: 7 Continents

Squamish BC

The days are set between 8/23 and 8/29/18. We have been to Vancouver before meaning been to popular places such as Stanley Park, Victoria Island, Suspension Bridge, etc.  The focus of this trip will be on places outside of Vancouver and I found tons of them. The number one on the list goes to “Sea […]

Sicily

From 11/4 – 11/12/2018 Instead of going with my ususal tour company Gate1Travel, this time is with Globus. After the tour, we will stay in Catania for two extra days on our own.

Malta 10/30-11/4/2018

This is a self guided pre trip before “Sicily Escape” led by Globus. 马耳他共和国,地处南欧,是一个位于地中海中心的微型岛国,有“地中海心脏”,“欧洲的乡村”之称“。首都瓦莱塔(Valletta)。 马耳他居民多信奉天主教,少数人信奉基督新教和东正教。1798年被法国占领。1814年沦为英国殖民地,1964年9月宣布独立,1974年成立马耳他共和国。2004年加入欧盟。 马耳他是一个高度发达的资本主义国家,经济以服务业和金融业为主,旅游业是马耳他主要的外汇来源。马耳他社会保障体系较为完备,实行免费教育,免费医疗及退休保险制。 Malta is a small, island country in the Mediterranean Sea that lies south of the island of Sicily, Italy.  It is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, numerous recreational areas, architectural and historical monuments, including three UNESCO sites and seven […]

Iceland

The other day I was talking to my friend about Iceland and I was confused as how many times I have been to.  Digging into old files,  It seems three times should be correct. 好多国家首都附近有“金三角”旅游区,苏联莫斯科附近有, 印度新德里有。冰岛不例外,雷克雅未克也有, 就是下图黑圈地区。走马看花,三四天游金三角够了。但既然远道而行,何不到Jökulsárlón 冰河,一路途经两个千仗瀑布:Seljalandsfoss 和skógafoss,( “foss” 冰岛语意为 “瀑布”),一黑沙滩:Vik Black Sand Beach,直至Jökulsárlón 冰河再返回, 也就一周左右而已。 2004 This was with a short get away […]

India and Nepal

一年前去的 (2017), 现在追忆,不容易呀。 去印度的旅游线很多,但不管哪条,大多包括 “金三角”(Golden Triangle) 地区,就是下图圈内的三处: 1)首都新得里,2)泰姬陵所在城市阿格拉 (Agra),3)有称粉红城市的斋浦尔(Jaipur)。游了这三处,对印度风土人情会有大概的印象和了解。 我们去了条长线,金三角完后, 火车到Jhansi, 为去中部古城奥尔恰(Orcha)。我极力推荐这古城。它似乎是一个被时间遗忘了的城市。到今天,这里的宫殿和寺庙大多还保持着它们原始完美的风貌。那里的神庙与别处不同,有宗教与堡垒相结合的样式。坐落在巨大的岩石基座上,雄伟而神秘,远处望去,鹤立鸡群。这种场景气派,即使在印度也很少见。  一定由于财力限制,很多古迹没开发. Khajuraho, site of world-famous Khajuraho Temples with their erotic carvings, dating back to the Chandela Dynasty. 还有一主要景点离这不远是人所皆知的以性爱雕刻为题材的克久拉霍 (Khajuraho) 的寺庙。原来的85座寺庙只有22座历经时间的摧毁而保留下来。克久拉霍在印度的寺庙建筑上始终保持着独一无二的地位。 说不远,从奥尔恰(Orcha)去也要三小时路。 西庙群 (Western Group of Temples)1986年被定为世界文化遗产。 所有神庙刻满了表现各种神爱生活的人物雕塑,层层堆积在往天空延伸而去的小山式的塔身上。密密麻麻,令人眼花缭乱。 注意到女性的身材不是那么苗条,腹部微有突出?那是因为要体现母性生育后的美 拉克什马纳神庙 (Lakshmana Temple)西庙群中的一座神庙,建于10世纪中期。 白色部分是后期维修结果。 披上新的印度围巾照一张。 恒河 (Ganges River)恒河流域是印度文明的发源地之一,她不仅是今天印度教的圣河,也是昔日佛教兴起的地方. 恒河日出 恒河晨浴 – 恒河在信徒心目中是一条清净的圣河,虽然事实上河水相当混浊。但信徒们依然相信在恒河中沐浴净身,可以洗去自己身上的污浊和罪孽。他们还相信,凡是死后在这里火化的人,都可以免受轮回再生之苦,直接升入天堂。于是,印度教的信徒们把这里当做天堂的入口,在他们一生之中,至少要到恒河沐浴净身一次,因此每年都有超过百万以上的印度教徒来此聚集沐浴净身,举行大型宗教集会。 清晨的恒河充满活力 恒河边学生清晨祈祷 小贩把他的船搭在我们船上 太阳逐渐升起,忙碌的一天即将开始. […]

China

While in China in 2015, Vicky booked 成都 and 重庆 independent tour.  We went to 成都, joined one of one day tour and were on our own the next day.  We did the same as 重庆。 It takes less than two hours train ride from one city to the other.  Tours are good, reasonably priced, […]

Denmark

We visited this Scandinavia country briefly along with Norway and Sweden two years ago.  Our emphasis was on Norway. While I was searching for point of interests, Kronborg Castle came to my attention. Immortalized as the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites list. Eric is […]

DIY Patagonia

$1 = 593 CLP (Chilean Peso)   1$=19.77 ARS (Argentine Peso)   80 km = 50 miles As of today, Feb 14, 2018, no set date yet but it is definitely in the making.  Actually, it has been in my head for years.  The three areas I do not want to miss while there are: El Calafate, […]

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