Puerta Madryn in Patagonia, Argentina

Whale watching, Penisula Valdés

Spring has sprung in beautiful Argentina, and my family had a fabulous trip to Puerta Madryn in the region of Patagonia last weekend. Whales and penguins in their natural habitat are things that I've always wanted to see.  I finally had chance to behold the beauty of these animals up close.  We awoke at 3am to catch a flight to Trelew,  then drove 2 hours to get to Puerta Madryn, a beautiful harbor city on the eastern part of Patagonia. Without any time to rest, we drove on to Puntu Tombo ...

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A day trip to Estancia, San Antonio de Areco, Argentina

Argentina Gaucho

The winter in Buenos Aires looks like coming to an end. The sun filled days are beautiful these days and I'm finally beginning to explore the beauties of Argentina - starting with one of the well known Estancia near Buenos Aires. If U.S in north America has extensive ranches with cowboys, Argentina in south America has beautiful Estancias with Gauchos. We visited Estancia La Porteña at San Antonio de Areco, about 1-1/2 hour drive from Buenos Aires. ...

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Hello from Buenos Aires

La Boca

Ola, Buen día!  ¿Cómo estás? Yes, I need to speak Spanish badly - seriously, desperately for my survival. I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I moved to Buenos Aires about 3 weeks ago and I feel like a lost soul ever since. Who would have thought that I would have a chance to live in South America? Without being able to speak much Spanish, my life in Buenos Aires is not as easy as I hoped for so far. Things are quite different than I used to, but I believe it will get better as time goes on. ...

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Malaysia, Truly Asia

Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers [ aka Suria KLCC ] Kuala Lumpur   Two years ago, moments before our airplane landed in Kuala Lumpur airport,  I saw a video clip of introducing Malaysia presented by Malaysian tourism board. We were moving from U.S to Malaysia. The repetitive theme song of the video clip sort of got embedded to my brain and my kid's. Since then every time we saw something very Malaysian, we often said to each other - "Malaysia, truly Asia!" ...

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Yangzhou Style Fried Rice, and trip to Yangshuo

Man with Mao Suit

  "Oh my! Look what I got?" To my surprise, I found these gorgeous royal blue rice bowls hidden in a box that I abandoned in the storage. I totally forgot about these beautiful bowls for a few years. The memory started to flow and I remembered that I got them somewhere near Yangzhou Yangshuo, China. ...

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Trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand

Happy New Year everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful time during Christmas and the New Year, enjoyed glorious food with your families and friends. Last week I put my family on a budget airline and flew to Chiang Mai, Thailand to spend a week. We had a fabulous time. ...

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Cabbage Pancakes

Tongyoung, Korea

  Hello there!!!! Have I gone too long? I am so sorry that it took so long to be back, but boy! what a summer I had... First of all, I traveled to Korea to visit my hometown. Then, my family had to cross the pacific ocean again to relocate onto a tropical land in SE Asia. Where? well, I will let you know in my next post. It always takes some time to settle into a new place no matter where you go. I finally was able to put my family onto a routine so that I can come back to ...

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Fresh Strawberry Pie, a trip to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County

Do you enjoy weekend getaway to country leaving the hustle and bustle city life behind, and soak up with fresh country air? There is something about country that takes a special part in my heart. I was not raised in the farm but just thinking of country life makes me feel like I'm home. Last weekend I took my family to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. We stayed in a small working farm house with lots of farm animals. We learned to feed the calves and milk the cow. My kids had a blast by ...

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