Taiwan Travel

Things to do in Taipai: 5 Day Itinerary

November 23, 2016

When I travel, I am a big fan of museums and monuments as well as stuffing my face with local food and exploring without a plan. For my solo trip to Taipei however, I did my due diligence on researching things to do and places to see because I wanted to soak in as much as possible.

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Hong Kong Travel

Weekend in Hong Kong!

October 9, 2016

After 5 days in Tokyo, our next stop was a quick visit to Hong Kong for the weekend before heading back to San Francisco. This was my absolute first time in Hong Kong and I was so stoked. The top things on my to do list were: eat, be touristy, and high tea! Continue Reading

Japan Personal Travel

Photo Diary: Rediscovering Tokyo

September 25, 2016

After 6 years I finally got the chance to return to Tokyo. Immediately after my solo trip to Taiwan, Ke and I hopped on a plane to Haneda Airport. This was Ke’s first time in Japan and he was beyond excited. In college, I was able to study abroad in Tokyo where I studied Japanese and International Business. Continue Reading

Taiwan Travel

A Day Trip to Shifen, Jiufen, and Keelung

July 14, 2016

With a week to spend in Taipei, I wanted to explore as much of the city as I could and take day trips. I knew I wanted to go to Jiufen because I had heard so much about how beautiful this town was. I had also read about day trips to Keelung and to Shifen Waterfall. After researching around for a bit, I put together my itinerary to hit all three in one day!

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Photo Diary: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

June 21, 2016

I definitely fell in love with Taipei during my week long solo trip. The weather was beautiful despite the humidity, the people were warm and pleasant, the food out of this world, and the sites spectacular. I am a sucker for touristy spots and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall did not disappoint.

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Taiwan Travel

A Day Trip to Taroko Gorge

May 24, 2016

As I was researching things to do during my solo trip to Taipei, endless blogs and websites mentioned Taroko National Park, a visually stunning national park named after its famous gorge. I wanted to avoid paying for and being in an organized tour so I decided to plan the trip on my own! Below is how I managed a solo day trip and some of the stunning views I was able to capture. Continue Reading


Photo Diary: A Night with Oscar de la Renta

May 17, 2016

I’m a sucker these days for dressing up and nothing beats a gala! So when Ke noticed Artpoint had announced their annual gala to celebrate de Young’s Oscar de la Renta exhibit, we immediately bought tickets. The dress code for the night was either Black tie or Haute Punk so alongside Oscar de la Renta’s beautiful clothing, the guests themselves were marvelous.

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Dinner at Keiko à Nob Hill

May 14, 2016

For Ke’s birthday, I treated him to dinner at Keiko à Nob Hill, a Japanese influenced French restaurant a few friends had recommended. Keiko a Nob Hill is a really lovely, quaint restaurant with a small private dining area. I was more than impressed with the service and food and glad I chose it to treat Ke 😀

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