8.29.2015

PARIS FASHION WEEK DIARY

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So happy we can finally share our travel diary of our amazing trip to Paris a couple of months ago. Well we have these dreams to travel around the world visiting the most stunning places. Paris always be some of the most fashionable places in the world. Obviously one of the big cities are extremely luxurious but also extremely well known. They have the most amazing restaurants around the streets and especially beautiful shopping streets. We found tons of tourist and we have to say it's not easy to find cute little hidden spots. During our stay in Paris for fashion week, we have the chance to attend Rick Owens, Boris Bidjan Saberi and Yohji Yamamoto SS16 fashion shows. You guys know how much we love these labels and designers. It was fascinating to discover the latest collections and it was a great experience to attend Paris Fashion Week. Our first day in Paris really all about rushing around, because we got three fashion shows have to attend. From airport to Palais de Tokyo, from Le Marais to Rue Saint-Martin, from Louvre to Trano├» Palais De Le Bourse, non stop. We met lot of amazing peoples and attended Leon Emanuel Blanck Party and some other events. There's no words can describe how much we love this beautiful city. Our love for Paris is absolutely unconditional. 












































Can't wait for our next adventure. 

xoxo

8.21.2015

KAOHSIUNG TRAVEL DIARY

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We love traveling and city trips with a passion. As you might know, I just came back from Taiwan last month. One of my favorite holiday destination is Taiwan. Friendly people, night markets and amazing food. For many the first thing that comes to mind when Taiwan is mentioned is food. It is no secret that Taiwanese food is some of the best food you can find. Taiwan is a huge tourist destination and there are all worth a visit since we love traveling. For this time, I went to Kaohsuing with other travel bloggers and Air Asia crews for 6 days 5 nights. I have to say Kaohsuing is an amazing city and all of us do have a really great time spent in Kaohsiung. The great thing is Air Asia has launched a new route between Kuala Lumpur and Kaohsiung, with three weekly direct flights. Air Asia is the only airline to serve this route. 


These days everybody seems to know that Kaohsiung has become one of the most pleasant cities in Taiwan, and because of that, more and more tourists visit the Kaohsiung city. Kaohsiung is Taiwan's second largest city and it's also the island's busiest port. It's my first time visit Kaohsiung and thanks to Air Asia crews takes me through the must-do's and must-see's in this amazing city. For the first day we stayed at the Kentington Resort. The Kentington Resort is a tourist attraction resort in Pingtung. Honestly, this was a new experience to me to stay overnight in a cottage. The cottage is lovely and cozy. In Kentington Resort they have goats for children to feed, small lake for fishing, basketball court to play ball on, swimming pool, bowling alley, game room and also you can rent bikes to checkout the ground. I think this is a good place for whole family and friends, also a lot of fun for children's













Dinner at the Syuhai Hall on the second floor. Taiwanese cuisine is the main theme of the restaurant. All of these creative cuisine made from local fresh food and it tastes so good! 


Kenting Street night market, it's a two kilometer long, huge and the busiest night market in Kenting. The night market gathers stores and vendors selling souvenirs, accessories, food stands, playing and restaurants serving traditional Taiwanese snacks. 





The first places I visited in Pingtung is the LongPan Park. It named a park, but not a park. At LongPan Park you will see the cliff in ten of meters height different in front of your eyes. It's the grand landscape that nature carves. The view from the top was spectacular and I'm pretty sure everyone can take a lot good pictures at Longpan Park. Don't forget to check out their Sail Rock and Feng Chui Sha too. 










Next is the National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium. The museum has three main exhibits: Waters of Taiwan, Coral Kingdom Pavilion and World Waters Pavilion. 





Qing Quan Hot Spring Villa is a good place to stay. It's a japanese hot  spring villa and it's not far from Kenting. I suggest you could you go out have fun at Kenting, and come back at evening have relaxing hot spring. 





Dessert time in Qing Quan Hot Spring Villa. The matcha ice cream with the red beans and glutinous rice balls is the best combo! 


To be honest, Baisha Bay is one of my favorite places in Kenting. Baisha is the only Kenting beach on the west side of peninsula, the white beach is formed by shell sand and embraced by the beautiful coral reefs. The thing I like about Baisha Bay is the beach still keep the original beach and less-construction. The beach is ideal for swimming, diving, sailing and other water-sports. Too bad I didn't bring my bikini. 





Guanshan is located in the southwest part of HengChun Peninsula. This is the best place for viewing the entire Hengchun peninsula. Tourists can stop by the scenic spot and walk up the footpath to the viewing platform. There's a lot tourists and taiwanese went to Guanshan for sunset. It's one of Hengshun's famous scenes, "Sunset at Guanshan". 



Dapeng Bay National Scenic Area is the biggest lagoon on the southwest coastline of Taiwan. We took the ferryboat went to the Oyster Shell Island. This island is interesting for me because the island was created by local farmers by coincidence. The farmers continued dropping oyster shells for decades at the same spot, the Oyster Shell Island was formed. I really had a good time on it. 






Kaohsiung Cijin island is a good place to visit and walk around. We went to black-sand beach and but the weather is terrible, it's raining and windy morning. The winds is almost blown me down and we have to taking refuge in a seafood markets. What surprise me is the seafood market is offering a good selected of fresh seafood at reasonable price. After the rain stops we went to the Cijin Lighthouse. If you're looking for a best view of Kaohsiung harbor, then you have to make sure to visit this place. You need to walk up the hill, it was quite tiring due to the hot weather. We took about 15 minute walk to the lighthouse and the views is just breathtaking. 









Ten Drum Ciatou Creative Park located in an old sugar refining factory, one of the fabulous place to visit in Kaohsiung. There are gardens, robots parks, factories to explore and drum show to watch. The most interesting part is we took the beginner drum class to experience how to play the drum. It was so much fun and not to forget to watch their drum show performance. It was fantastic!!



Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Hall has been popular as a attraction in Kaohsiung. It is the biggest Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. Fo Guang Shan Monastery is founded in 1967 by Venerable Master in promoting Humanistic Buddhism, covering an area more than 30 hectares comprised of university buildings, shrines, and a cemetery in the first place. I'm not a Buddhist but I really enjoy my visit to Fo Guang Shan. The place was he and beautiful with a stunning architecture and the massive Buddha. It took about at least 2 to 3 hours to finish touring entire place. Worth to visit!
 


Kaohsiung's Pier 2 Art Centre is located within the third ship trench in Kaohsiung harbor, originally a general purpose harbor warehouse. Now the Pier 2 Art Centre is a pure explosion of Kaohsiung's best creativity and talent displayed for the visitors. You can walk along the area and visit the various arts pieces, discover more hidden gems around corners and alleys. 



Before we heading to Liuhe Night Market, we stopped by at Kaohsiung MRT Formosa Boulevard Station. The station us known for its 'Dome of Light", the largest glass work in the work. It was designed by Italian artist Narcissus Quagliata. It's made up of 4,500 glass panels. 


A visit to Taiwan is definitely not complete without a visit into the unique and exciting world of night markets, and the Liuhe night market in Kaohsiung is some of the best in the country. 



That's it! If you have any recommendations of your favorite places to Kaohsiung please do let me know. Definitely I will back and visit these places again. 


xoxo



 
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