Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Autumn in Japan 2009

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Autumn in Japan 2009

We visited Japan over thanksgiving weekend! We left Guam on Nov 26 and spent 4 days there. We were embraced with the nice cool weather and the marvelous change of autumn colors which Japan has to offer. The Ryokan Ohto was not too far from the Kyto Station. We took an express train from Kansai directly to Kyoto. The next day, we spent the whole day taking public buses and was amazed how easy it was to travel by yourself there. We visited the golden temple called Kinkakuji Temple. The japanese garden has a class of its own. Our tour stop to see the ancient imperial palace and our last stop was at Kiyomize Temple (known as a world heritage site by UNESCO). We were totally so tired after the whole day walking sightseeing this beautiful city.

Our second day, we spent traveling by train to Nara to see Todaiji Temple, Nigatsu-do Hall, Kasuga Grand Shrine, 5 storey pagoda. In the afternoon, we continue to Arashiyama at Sagano to see the beautiful autumn colors by the river. It was a cold day but wonderful indeed. There were many Japanese whom came out in the cold to enjoy the beautiful gardens, and autumn colors. We picked the right time of the year to visit Japan. We truely enjoy the sights Japan has to offer. An autumn dear to our hearts indeed!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wonders of China Fall 2009

Here is our latest visit to China. The adventure started from Shanghai, where we flew into Jiu Zhai Gou via Chengdu. Jiu Zhai Gou is located at the east of Tibet mountains. It is secluded to the national parks with 114 lakes and many waterfalls. We love the fresh air and scenic view it has to offer. Our trip continued to Chongqing where we started our 4 days cruise along the Yang Tze River. It was magnificance seeing the scenic view of the Gorges and admiring wonders of the great dam China built. We flew from YiChang to Beijing and spent 5 days there.The trip covers the famous Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, Panda Bear visit and also climbing the Great Wall of China. Xian was a old ancient city with enrich history of the past. There laid the first emperor of China's tomb. We even had the opportunity to meet with the tomb founder of the famous "Terra Cotta Warrior". The Tomb was discovered by accident while 3 farmers were digging for a well in 1974. Today it exhibit the relics of the wonders discovery.We flew over to Shanghai and continued to visit ZhouZhang knowned as the venice of the east. We love this little town. There are little shops everywhere with enrich culture.Our last stop was in Suzhou and Shanghai to see beautiful gardens. What a marvelous trip for the year!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Jorge & KS Emmanuel's Wedding in Saipan May 24, 2009

Our family just came back from our friend's (Jorge & KS) wedding in Saipan, CNMI. The wedding was held at Fiesta Resort on May 24, 2009. Karl had the great time officiating the wedding. It was a nice an memorable moments for the couple. Congratulations! May you find happiness in this lifelong marriage...

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring in Idaho 2009

We throughly enjoyed our spring vacation in Idaho. Everything is green and lush. The trees are blooming with flowers everywhere. Enjoy the pictures.

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Las Vegas visit 2009 Spring

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

UAE Visit 2008

Our one week visit to UAE was great. The only thing we need to cope was that Kevin had fever for 2 days and later the whole family got into a cough and cold situation. Poor mommy even loss her voice for a week. We stay at Auntie Noelle and Auntie Aparna's house in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. They have nice big houses. Anutie Dorcas even took us out to see Dubai. There are lots of developement happening there. The weather was extremely hot for us. It was 33c - 36c, something which we are not use to coming from a nice cold weather in Europe. We had a splendid time visiting the malls in Dubai and also see the famous 7 stars hotel like Atlantis which was opened recently in Sep 24 and also Emirates Hill in Abu Dhabi.

After one week there... it's time to come home. Thanks for hosting us... we had a memorable time there.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Eastern Europe Tour- Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary

Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Its official name is Hlavní město Praha, meaning Prague, the Capital City. Situated on the River Vltava in central Bohemia, Prague has been the political, cultural, and economic centre of the Czech state for over 1100 years. The city proper is home to more than 1.2 million people, while its metropolitan area is estimated to have a population of over 1.9 million.

Bratislava the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 427,000, also the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia on both banks of the Danube River. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two countries. It and Vienna are also two of Europe's closest national capitals, at less than 60 kilometres (37 mi) apart. Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government. It is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important economic, cultural, and educational institutions. The headquarters of many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions are in Bratislava as well.

Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation center and is considered an important hub in Central Europe. In 2008, Budapest had 1,702,297 inhabitants with an official agglomeration of 2,451,418, down from a mid-1980s peak of 2.1 million. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi) within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the unification on 17 November 1873, of right-bank (west) Buda and Óbuda (Old Buda) together with Pest on the left (east) bank It has beautiful sights and its beauty reflects differently from day to night. A place worth visiting. It is always crowded with tourists from all over the world. Their rich history and heritage shows much for all of us to appreciate.

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Austria, France & Italy Trip 2008

Hello friends and family.... more pictures from our trip to Austria, France and Italy. It was really a big trp. We are tired after these last few weeks. We saw Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck in Austria, Colmar in France and Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome in Italy. The view was stunning and the air were crisp. The autumn leaves were stunning as it blends with the various fall colors. It was really beautiful. We had a splendid time.

We leave tomorrow for Vienna to catch our flight to Abu Dhabi where we will spend 1.5 weeks there. It will be a nice adventure for us to see desert, camels and safaris... :P more news to come later.

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