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Taitung’s wetlands

Complementary bicycles were available at the place I stayed at in Taitung, so I took full advantage and cycled towards Taitung’s Forest Park. I passed the fifth person in Taiwan I’d seen peeing at the side of the road — two had been women!

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Gardens by the Bay’s Super tree grove

I arrived at the most photographed place in Singapore and lucked out on two counts — it was nine in the morning before tourist buses arrived and a weekday. Continue reading Gardens by the Bay’s Super tree grove

Busan’s Dongbaek Park

I climbed to the highest point in Dongbaek Park expecting a view of the East Sea from this southern part of Busan, but dense forest gave this section an enclosed feeling. Descending the steps on the southern end of the peninsula, the sea stretched out with a 180 degree view. Continue reading Busan’s Dongbaek Park

Yeouido Park

Amidst shimmering highrise buildings and the constant hum of traffic sat a rectangular oasis of calm — Yeouido Park. I planned to avoid Seoul’s tourist meccas that fine morning and picked the perfect location. Continue reading Yeouido Park

Fellmonger Park

Once this was the location of wool washers who used Hilliards Creek to scour wool after it was shorn from sheep. Fenced in were the remains of the buildings where scouring took place, but I wasn’t here for a history lesson, but a hike. Continue reading Fellmonger Park

A park with a view

I reached the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park, which happened to be the highest point in Vancouver at over 150 metres above sea level. Like everyone else, I was drawn to the stone wall with the view of the city spread out below. Continue reading A park with a view

Amongst the flowers

Because it hadn’t visited Vancouver’s most well known park in close to two decades, I decided to catch the skytrain and return, even though I knew Queen Elizabeth Park was on the tourist radar with as many as six million annual visitors. Continue reading Amongst the flowers

Whytecliff Park

At 124 ha, this park was the largest in West Vancouver. I hiked down to the stony beach where Whyte Islet drew me like a sleepwalker. I stumbled over the rocky stretch towards the boulder. Empty diarrhetic shellfish lay scattered between rocks in their thousands. Continue reading Whytecliff Park

A hidden park

Myrtle Park wooded area, opposite North Vancouver’s Strathcoma Park, lay hidden behind suburbia. If it wasn’t for two hikers walking towards the entrance I might have missed it completely. Continue reading A hidden park