Zhujiajiao, China

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Zhujiajiao, located in the suburb of Shanghai, is the best among the four preserved ancient towns in the area. An hour away from the city centre takes you to a place of more than a thousand years of history, with its old bridges around the water town. Fangsheng Bridge is one of the main attractions among the 36, spanning five arches at 70 meters length.

Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Shanghai, China
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East Asia 2016, Part 3: China, Day 1-2

The last part of my last year’s Asian journey was the China’s biggest city: Shanghai. Actually, this was the place I really wanted to visit; Tokyo and Taipei were just added to my itinerary. Looking up the skyscrapers and feeling the dynamic city vibes, this is what I always dream to experience – as close enough as greater cities like New York and London.

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Oriental Pearl TV Tower

November 3, Shanghai: I arrived at Pudong International Airport at around 5 in the morning. I stayed there until the bus to the city was available, which was the cheapest option I know. The fare was 20CNY. I checked in to the hostel which is near the centre. I went to the bank to exchange money and walked around my neighbourhood. I fell in love with the city immediately with the different buildings with creative designs. Continue reading

Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan

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The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall is a popular tourist attraction and a national monument in Zhongzheng District in the capital city of Taiwan. It was built in memory of the former president of the Republic of China, Chiang-Kai Shek after his passing in 1975. Within its area in the Liberty Square, the National Theatre and National Concert Hall can also be found.

Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
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Misibis Bay Resort, Philippines

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Located in the tip of Cagraray Island, this private getaway is one of the best places to relax in the province of Albay. It is about one hour land journey far from the airport, and can also be accessed via fast craft from the port of Legazpi. This resort offers everything tropical, including a dive centre, water activities, blissful spa, and a swim-up cocktail bar.

Misibis Bay Resort, Albay, Philippines
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