It took several hundred years for the Christians to gradually recover their lost land. Then there was the Spanish Empire, the Age of Discovery, and colonization of the Philippines. The Spanish colonizers named the archipelago far beyond the southeast coast of China in the Western Pacific, after Prince Philip II, who was then the Crown Prince of Spain, and thus called it "Las Filipinas", which is the origin of the name "the Philippines".
Green Island is an outer island full of stories in Taiwan. When I was a child, my parents had a lot of contacts with the four places on both sides of the strait, and I listened to the Green Island Serenade, the Fire Island, and the Green Island Prison.
That life I turned around; mountains, rivers and pagodas
Not for my afterlife but for encountering you during the journey
Experience the Iya Onsen at one of the Japan's Three Hidden Valley - Iya Valley, as well as the Dogo Onsen, one of the three ancient hot springs in Japan.
Travelled along the southern boundary of Germany, passed by Salzburg of Austria, Zurich and Rhine Falls of Switzerland and was able to make a stopover at Doha for my intentional choice of Qatar Airways. Southern Germany is the main destination in this itinerary including the two major cities Munich and Nuremberg, some Nazi Germany related attractions and the Oktoberfest, plus the three scenery towns – Berchtesgaden, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Fussen.
An itinerary to Seoul suburbs for winter excitements including playing with snow, ice fishing, Running Man, Korean Sauna; plus loads of delicious food!! We went have BBQ, spicy chicken, fried chicken and ginseng chicken and more. Anyway that’s about playing and eating.
In the XiAn City we can find loads of ancient sites left by the Qin, Han and Tang Dynasties, like Terracotta Army is one of the must-sees. And Mount Hua, HeXi Corridor, JiaYuGuan, DunHuang, the Mogao Caves are just some of the spots along the Road that you can never miss! It felt really like time travelling where I was in this journey.
TAKAMATSU>NARUTO WHIRLPOOL>AWAODORI>IYA VALLEY>KOTOHIRA SHRINE>DOGO ONSEN>MATSUYAMA CASTLE