The Stunning Temples and Pagodas of Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan

If you’re a temple lover in Taiwan, one of the best (and craziest!) places to visit is Lotus Pond, also known as Lotus Lake. Lotus Pond is a large manmade body of water in Kaoshiung, Southern Taiwan. Its shoreline is liberally studded with many bizarre looking temples and pagodas. Continue Reading →

Taroko Gorge Redux

The journey through Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan is one of the nicest rides I’ve been on in all our travels. We’ve returned twice to this unbelievable jewel of a national park and each time our experience has been different. Continue Reading →

The Royal Palace of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A monument situated on the palace grounds. Just a short walk from the lively river-side promenade of Sisowath Quay in the heart of Phnom Penh stands the lovely Royal Palace, or Preah Barom Reachea Vaeng Chaktomuk as the Khmers know it. The palace was built in 1866 and has been occupied by the kings of Cambodia ever since. The Palace was not occupied during the period of time when the Khmer Rouge reigned terror over the country. As a palace Continue Reading →

Visiting Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake is nestled amongst the mountains of Central Taiwan, and it’s easily one of the most popular tourist attractions on the island. Continue Reading →