Belmont, Perth


C’mon Pop up to the park in a sunny day 😉
Lay down on the lawn, have a nap, enjoy the sun, Ever relax like this moment.

Photo@Belmont Faulkner Park


15th Stop: Hội An, Quang Nam province, South Central Vietnam

very nice travel blog. an old piece though. wish I can on my journey atm instead of sitting in front of my laptop 😦


Temperature – 21 degreesC

Originally founded as a trading port in the 16th Century (with a history dating way back to 200BC), the city of Hội An is our next stop, around halfway down Vietnam. Home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants it is another recognized World Heritage Site, which is unfortunately inundated with tourists.

Although comfortably warm, it rains for most of the time we are here and some areas have been recently flooded. Kangaroo stays in for the few days we are here as we struggle to find local life being lived, but we still manage to experience some interesting experiences…

The waterfront
With the effects of global warming the traditional rough weather season of September – December is now rougher than previous years (highlighted by 2007 & 2009 typhoons and serious flooding, loss of life & damage to property). It is now very difficult to predict weather conditions from December…

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Hoi An old Town, Vietnam


Japanese style bridge



Hoi An old town


Hoi An is also known as Faifo in english and European languages.

Hoi An old town probably is the prettiest town in Vietnam, and it is also listed in UNESCO.

It is a well-preserved trading port from 15th to 19th century.

The architecture of Hoi An, which is almost entirely of wood, is of considerable interest. It combines traditional Vietnamese designs and techniques with those from other countries, above all China and Japan, whose citizens settled there to trade and built houses and community centres to their own designs.

A miracle of architecture —— Great Wall of China

C’mon, A real man is the one who able to reach our Great Wall in Beijing CHINA.


A miracle of architecture ------ Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Earliest walls were being built in the 7th century BC, and later these joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Little of that wall remains. Since then, the Great Wall has been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced. The majority of the existing wall was reconstructed during the Ming Dynasty. The Great Wall stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the west. A comprehensive archaeological survey has concluded that the Ming walls measure 8,850 km.

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Go Russia from China, think about it!!!!!!!
A nice long jorney starts in China then end up in Russia.
From Southern China to Northern China then cross the territory to Russia.
Is it not far to wonderland like Kamchatka?



Kamchatka Peninsula is a wonderful region on the edge of the Asian part of Russia, washed by two seas and the Pacific ocean. The main sights of Kamchatka are its volcanoes, of which there are more than 300. Also there is the world famous Valley of geysers – a concentration of thermal sources, included to the UNESCO world heritage list. Kamchatka peninsula is also rich by wide fast-flowing rivers for rafting and fishing, beautiful landscapes and unique fauna. Organize travel to Kamchatka independently is quite difficult, so you should take care in advance of booking a tour.

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Place to see Aurora (northern light)

The best ever place to enjoy Aurora must be Yellowknife, Canada.

 but the other choices are Magerøya in Norway, Irina in Finland, North America, northern Greenland

they are all close to the Northern Lights Zone.

the best seeing Aurora Borealis time is suggested on late Summer to Autumn. Winter is not suggested as the weather is too extremed.

There’s a rumour among Chinese that the Northern China can see Nothern lights

A North Pole Village could be found in Mohe, Heilongjiang Province, which located in the northernmost tip of China.

anyway, it provides us at least a hope, so close and easy-reached.


Shangri la, Yunnan, China

Well… The thrid piece about Yunnan Province, I know it’s  too much on this province.

but be patient and read it… you will understand how much I admire this province and why people  love this province so much.

Shangri la: ideal home only found in heaven

Shangri la locates at point which meet Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. At an average altitude of more than 3,000 meters (about 9,843 feet), the county is very difficult to be reached. best advise is slow down there, don’t run or do extreme exercise if you want to keep your life safe 😀

There’s no railway access to Shangri la, so start journey from Kunming or Dali/ Lijiang (which I introduced before).

On the way to Shangri la, you would be able to see the endless grassland probably with horses racing on.

The beauty of Shangri la is totally different with Lijiang. It’s so wild and rugged but so endless, it’s the Northwest of China.

Suggested to go

Songzanlin Monastery is five kilometers (3.11 miles) north of the county. It embodies the essence of the Tibetan Buddhist culture, and its architecture exemplifies thefeatures of the Tibetan style. It’s the greatest monastery of Tibetan Buddhismin Yunnan Province.

Pudacuo (or Putacuo) National Park fee: ¥258 (about AUD $47)

Bitahai (Bita Sea) and Shuduhu (Shudu Lake) are inside the national park. It really worth to spend at least a half day there.

Follow the walkway and have a slow walk along the lakeside. A bit cold inside the park so bring a jacket with you.

have a look on the official website or ask me for more information: