Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi – A Step Back into Time

Step back into time with me at Jwu Jiu Teahouse in Chiayi in Taiwan. This traditional Chinese teahouse is set over a koi pond with a stunning garden view. Continue Reading →

Seeing Taiwan Through My Sister’s Eyes

It’s exciting when someone visits us in Taiwan. Seeing Taiwan through someone’s eyes for the first time is rewarding, especially when it’s your sister. Continue Reading →

Laos’ Enigmatic Plain of Jars

Verdant green valleys and mountains were the first thing I noticed on our first morning in Xieng Khuang Province.  The numerous bomb craters dotting the land were a close second. Traveling through this northern province of Laos, it was easy to see how it was utterly devastated by the Vietnam War. Between 1964 and 1973, almost every village and town in the province was decimated, including the original capital city of of Xieng Khuang. The capital was moved to the town of Ponsavon after Continue Reading →

The Temples of Phu Si Hill in Luang Prabang, Laos

One of the many wonderful things about Luang Prabang is its proximity to everything. A traveler doesn’t need to look far to find things to do in this beautiful little town. Continue Reading →