Temples of Bagan, Myanmar

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Thousands of temples built by the kings of 9th to 13th century spread across the plains of Bagan, the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan in Myanmar. A famous tourist destination, every foreign visitors should pay 25,000 kyats to explore the entire Bagan Archaeological Zone.

Temples of Bagan, Myanmar
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A Love of a Thousand Miles

Photo 30-06-2017, 11 35 52 AMIt takes everything to love a person. When you are deeply into her, you can think of every possible chance only to meet her and it doesn’t matter however hard it is or how much time it will cost you. Seeing her face in reality is incomparable to endless texts and long video calls.

Long distance relationship especially sounds difficult. Yes it is. You only get one chance to see each other every couple of months, to spend a time together, to enjoy meals together, to watch movies, to travel around the city, to enjoy each other’s company, to feel each other’s warm hugs and passionate kisses, and to finally hear her “I love you” through her sweet lips. But before the date ends, you will realize that every single happy moments with her will be replaced by “I miss you” and “I wish you were here” messages again. And when it goes back to normal, you will have to wait another chance to embrace that special someone once more.

Long distance relationship is different from others. It takes courage to enter one. You should be ready to accept that she’s not always physically there. You should be aware that you can’t do anything but to wait for that another time you can see her again. It might take for a while, but surely those times will be a bliss and you will treasure every moment with her. And lastly, you should always remember that distance doesn’t reduce the value of her feelings for you, because her love for you is unconditional. It is a fact that this distance of a thousand miles will be temporary, because love can do anything, and love can help you bring each other closer not only to each other’s hearts, but also to each other’s arms.

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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