Back in 2010, our overall unpleasant experience in Southern China was overridden by the otherwise stunning landscapes of Guilin（桂林）along the Li River（灕江）.
Li River is considered as one of the best sights in the world — it’s included in the list of “World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders” by National Geographic magazine.
Photo credit: Nexus Holidays
It is not difficult to see why Li River has captured the hearts of many, many artists — poets and painters alike. The karst landscapes along the river boast a picturesque scenery like no other. The Chinese government even printed the scenery at the back of their CNY20 bills!
Li River is definitely one of China’s most popular tourist destinations — former US Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush, Sr., and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have all visited this place.
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We went to Alaska back in 2008.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting — one of the world’s largest international protected areas and part of a 25-million acre UNESCO World Heritage Site — the famous Glacier Bay National Park.
Photo credit to me. 🙂
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Photo was taken in Kehlsteinhaus (or more commonly known as “Eagle’s Nest”) in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Shot from the mountaintop overlooking what I assume is Lake Konigssee or Salzburg (someone please correct me if I am mistaken).
Quick history: This was built as a present for Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday in 1939 to serve as a retreat house and entertain visiting dignitaries or diplomats. However, in the remaining 6 years of his life, he has only been here 17 times because of his claustrophobia and fear of heights since he will need to use a small, tight and dark elevator that cuts from the foot of the mountain straight up to the peak. Said elevator is still being used by tourists up to this day.
So I guess my 2015 came a bit early now that I’m writing again even when I said I’d start next year… I. Just. Couldn’t. Resist!
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