Gorgeous tropical forest hike. I have no idea why this place is called “House of the Forest”. The highlight of this place is actually the jungle/forest hike in the middle of nowhere. So there’re technically, no “house”.
Amazing outdoor activities never end in Guadeloupe. Here’s a round of waterfall chase in Basse Terre. Key feature of this hike was the Carbet Fall. O, I’m not the luckiest when it came to the weather. Tropical storm in the jungle haha.
Baiyun Mountain literal translation: White Cloud Mountain. Its name was derived from the GORGEOUS ‘sea of clouds’ as viewed from the summit.
That was the 4th trip to Takamatsu, so I didn’t bother to do any research. 20min ferry ride later… Voila, we’re on Megijima 女木島, Island of the Ogres. Er… Where were the vending machines? Where were the convenient stores? Where were the people?
This was a seriously thrifty trip. Hubby and I stayed at a guesthouse (more like a local home). The key expense was transport LOL. Surrounded by beautiful rice paddy and various farms. So shopping / convenient store was nowhere to be seen. Just sheer natural beauty.
This was 1 hour train away from the bustling Kumamoto. Surreal how the scenery changed completely. The region was called Minami-Aso (South Aso); the precise station that we were heading to was Choyo.
Symbol of Cape Town and my compass (towards the mountain = towards town). It is a daily beautiful sight for Capetonians.
Table Mountain – 1 of the 7 natural wonders in the world
Feature: Naturally flat top mountain, 1086m above sea level. It hosts 1470+ rare and endangered floral species.
This hike was originally a real trade route between 2 towns, hence the name Fengchihu (town A) Rueili (town B) historical trail. But ever since Alishan area developed a rail line, it has become a leisure 6.4km hike.
Okay, my hike was a lot more creepy than expected… suddenly misted up and a bunch of birds flew off type. Basically, I was experiencing a ‘A Chinese Ghost Story’ 倩女幽魂 moment. Could not see beyond 1m. My phone camera was having more clarity than me. Needless to say, had to cut the hike short (around the 3km mark?). I chickened out after I started to imagine the bamboos were moving.
Mutianyu 慕田峪 萬里長城 in December was just great. Quiet and not that many people – less than 100? This was my 4th time up on the Great Wall and by far the quietest I’ve seen.
Breathless, but still want to sing, ‘Climb every mountain’ at 1867m above sea level.