Travel Vietnam

2 Days in Pu Luong Nature Reserve

October 16, 2018

Our next stop after Mai Chau, during our 2 week trip in Vietnam, was Pu Luong Nature Reserve! Pu Luong Nature reserve was a little hard to get to so we decided to spend two days here over the Christmas holiday. Pu Luong was absolutely gorgeous. We wanted to go a little off the beaten path and was able to find a great ecolodge with the help of friends. Continue Reading

Travel Vietnam

2 Days in Hanoi

July 20, 2018

For the Christmas holiday, Ke and I wanted to go somewhere warm and southeast Asia was at the top of the list. We had two weeks to work with and debated squeezing in two countries, Vietnam and Thailand. After doing a bit of research on ideal itineraries, we decided to travel solely to Vietnam in order to experience as much of the country as we could. We traveled to Hanoi, Hoi An, Pu Luong, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh. A very busy two weeks! Our first stop was Hanoi =D Continue Reading

Japan Travel

3 Days in Kyoto

December 15, 2017

I’ve always dreamed of going to Kyoto. Especially during autumn. I finally got the chance to go this year and it was as beautiful and stunning as I had imagined. Ke and I allocated 3 days to spend time in Kyoto during our week in the Kansai area. I squeezed in as much as I could but would recommend 4-5 days to really see as much as possible. Continue Reading

Japan Travel

Photo Diary: A Rainy Day in Nara

December 6, 2017

Nara has always been on my travel bucket list. Ever since I was a poor college student studying abroad in Tokyo, I’ve always wanted to explore the many temples and feed the famous Nara deer! We had a day saved to visit Nara while in staying in Osaka. The only day we were able to visit Nara happened to be the day with the worst weather during our trip. But Nara was still absolutely beautiful! Continue Reading

Japan Travel

3 Days in Osaka

December 2, 2017

For Thanksgiving vacation, Ke and I went to Japan! This was both our first time visiting the Kansai region so we squeezed in as much stuff as we could. We almost missed the first day of our trip due to a 20 hour flight delay. After waiting for hours at the airport in San Francisco, we were able to hop on a new flight 8 hours later and ended up getting to Japan only 5 hours after we were supposed to land! Continue Reading