Must-Eat Snacks and Iconic Souvenir in Old Town Nara 奈良町必吃甜點和文青散步

We spent the morning hanging out with deer at two World Heritage status sites — Tōdai-ji and Kasuga-taisha. Then the afternoon was filled with delicious food and leisurely strolls in cute souvenir shops and charming neighborhoods.

在奈良的早上在奈良公園、東大寺和春日大社看小鹿看得心花怒放,下午的行程是奈良必吃美食、文青紀念品店和懷舊老房子住宅區散步。

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Thousands of Lanterns at Kasuga-taisha in Nara 奈良春日大社

After visiting Tōdai-ji, the superfluous Buddhist temple that made a mark in the political system from the 8th century, we strolled through the Nara Park and walked along a forest path lined with stone lanterns to get to the main hall of Kasuga-taisha.

去過超浮誇東大寺之後,我們穿過奈良公園,沿著鄰近若草山原始林的參拜道來到有上千個燈籠的春日大社。

 

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Nara’s Tōdai-ji: Temple and State as One 奈良的政治機器東大寺

The history of Nara is full of fascinating power struggle that started in the 8th century. Tōdai-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple which marks that period of Japan, and the temple was awarded one of the eight World Heritage historical sites in Nara. To make visiting this landmark even more interesting, the way to Tōdai-ji through Nara Park is packed with deer that will chill with you as long as you are being non-intrusive and respectful.

奈良的歷史充滿古老年代的政治鬥爭,東大寺紀錄了那個年代的日本歷史,是奈良世界遺產的八個歷史遺址之一,拜訪東大寺不只是看耐人尋味的歷史,穿過奈良公園到東大寺的路上還可以一路看小鹿

 

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The Ruins of Coba and Bright Flavors of Yucatan at Hartwood 科巴馬雅遺跡和土倫必吃餐廳

Coba is an ancient Mayan city that dominated a vast region of Yucatan around 200-600 AD. The ruins of Coba is a wanderlust destination because you can climb to the top of an ancient Mayan pyramid and overlook the jungle of the Yucatán Peninsula.

科巴是西元200-600年極盛的馬雅城市,這個遺址是Instagram熱門打卡景點,因為科巴的大金字塔式猶加敦半島上最高的馬雅金字塔,又是唯一一座還開放遊客攀爬的金字塔,爬到頂端可以俯瞰猶加敦半島的茂密叢林。

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Cancun: Trip-Planning for First-Timers 坎昆和猶加敦半島初次旅遊攻略

I say Cancun, but this is really about a small part of Yucatan. It started with planning a trip to Cancun, but during our five-day trip we were in fact never in Cancun except for the Cancun International Airport. I’ve only traveled to the Yucatan this one time, so read this for what it’s worth.

A couple of factors played into our trip planning. Number one: difficult teenagers! We traveled with a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old. It seems that an all-inclusive resort would give everyone the most freedom and the least headache. We couldn’t do anything longer than a day trip. We had to cram a bunch of activities in one day so that Aaron still had some time to hang out with the kids. Secondly, the trip was short. Minus travel time, it was only 3.5 days actually in Yucatan.

說是說坎昆,但其實這篇是關於猶加敦半島(Yucatán Peninsula)靠近坎昆的那塊,不過當初計劃行程是打算要去坎昆的,做做功課之後決定要玩要住的地方其實是在海龜灣(Akumal)和土倫(Tulum)一帶,整整五天除了機場之外都沒有在坎昆。我只去過這麼一次,不是什麼太厲害的攻略,大家參考看看就好。行程安排受到很多限制,我們帶了兩個沒耐心的青少年,所以選了all-inclusive飯店,這樣大家都有自由沒煩惱,但也因此只能排當天來回的行程,還有就是時間很短 (因為沒有假可以請了),扣掉飛來飛去其實只有三天半。

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Day Tripping in Taipei: National Palace Museum and Addiction Seafood 故宮博物院和上引水產

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Shipping all of the arts and artifacts from the Forbidden City in Beijing to Taipei is probably one of the smartest decisions that Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist Party ever made. Anthony Bourdain visited this museum and said he found the pork of his dreams — a meat-shaped stone that looks like a piece of marinated pork belly. The meat- shaped stone is as famous as the Jadeite Cabbage — a piece of jade carved into a cabbage with a camouflaged grasshopper on top.

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