Richmond Hiking Trail

Richmond was almost devoid of parks in my view. One area set aside for a park was still being developed while along the Fraser River, a trail extended along part of the river. Continue reading Richmond Hiking Trail

Creature of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens

I didn’t expect to spot anything beyond birds in the Botanic Gardens, but as I passed Eco Lake, there was something ominous swimming with its head above water — a lizard. Another dark outline swam closer. It was time to move on. Continue reading Creature of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach, not far north of Tairua on the Coromandel Coast, was where people took a spade to dig in the sand. Once they had a deep enough hole filled with thermal water, they sat and soaked up the warmth. Continue reading Hot Water Beach

Cheese World

Just out of Warnambool was the perfect place to visit if you love dairy. We drove past dairy cows grazing over pastures when stainless steel milk silos came in sight. We knew we’d return the next day to Cheese World, opposite the silos. Continue reading Cheese World

Richmond

I skytrained to Richmond to the heart of Vancouver’s Chinese community. I may have been surrounded by Asian languages, but I entered the Richmond Centre to find a shopping centre no different from any other, with only one Chinese restaurant. Continue reading Richmond

Bukit Timah’s South View Trail

As I entered the road leading to the reserve, there were signs warning hikers about monkeys. I thought I’d been lucky up to this point, not spotting a monkey. I’d heard leaves rustle from above, but it wasn’t until I came to this final trail that one edged its way along a railing. Continue reading Bukit Timah’s South View Trail

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