Posts from my visit through Asia

Jun
02

Why Visit New Taipei? It is Everything That is Not China

Longshan Temple
Taipei was never on my top bucket list destinations.  I had impressions of a little bigger China Town, packed with people and a little messy.&nbs...
Jun
28

New Taipei is Foodie Haven with New Spin to Chinese Cuisine

Night Market
Can Chinese cooking transcend the traditional moo goo gai pan, sweet and sour pork? New Taipei, Asia's food haven, is taking the traditional out of th...
Jun
11

What to Expect Mountain-Trekking in the Philippines

Banaue Rice Terraces
There are many beaches in this country of 7100 islands, and some of them are world-renowned. Some of my best beach vacations have been in the Philippi...
Dec
30

First Time in Southeast Asia

Taal Volcano Philippines
If it is your first trip to Southeast Asia, it could be a culture shock for you. I took my husband, a wholesome Midwest American several years af...
Oct
19

A First Visit to Exotic Bangkok, Temples and Massage Parlors

Buddha Temple in Ayutthaya
Bangkok is an exotic place.  It is an urban jungle with very little greenspace.  You can feel the heat from the concrete that has no ro...
Jan
27

Manila, A Hospitable Place in Southeast Asia

View of Manila Bay
Yes, Manila is urban sprawl. It's overpopulated, traffic is mayhem, and the weather is hot and humid. But, Manila is a hospitable place. People are fr...
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Guest — Terri
Very nice start, Issa. Looking forward to seeing more.
Friday, 14 April 2017 07:55

About the Author

I am a recent retiree, and have been taking advantage of my newfound freedom to travel the world. So far, travelled to over 55 countries on six continents, and I've set might sights on 30 more countries while I am still able.
This blog is my journal of the wonderful cities, less traveled, that should be on everyone's proverbial bucket list.
Happy Traipsing the Globe!