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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Las Vegas: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 紅岩峽谷

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Beautiful rock formation and desert scenes in Arizona and Utah have always been on my list of top travel spots. I secretly really want to go with my dad with our cameras. Last year Aaron showed interests in going there. As a planner plus a dreamer, I planned out a nine-day trip from Zion National Park, the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, to Monument Valley, and then circling back to Vegas through the south rim of Grand Canyon. From budget to food to things to do and see. It seems that this dream trip will not come true any time soon, so Red Rock Canyon became a tiny sample of my grand mission.

亞利桑那和猶他州的沙漠和岩壁一直是美國我最想去看的地方,人生夢想是帶相機跟我爸去。去年發現Aaron有興趣,很有行動力地排好從玩到吃到住的九天行程加預算,從錫安國家公園、大峽谷的北邊、Monument Valley,然後從大峽谷南緣回拉斯維加斯,目前看來短期內無法成行,所以先拿紅岩峽谷來當做小慰藉。

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Taipei 101 from the Elephant Mountain

For years, Taipei 101 was the tallest skyscrapers in the world. As an iconic landmark and one of the tallest buildings worldwide, the observation deck of Taipei 101 rightly becomes a must-visit. It is certainly worth seeing. To me, the most amazing part is the structure design and this 660-tonne tuned mass damper that helps the building withstand typhoons and earthquakes. Bear in mind that this 509 meter / 1669 feet building is situated on the circum-Pacific seismic belt. However, if you want to see the view of the Taipei City with Taipei 101 in it, the Elephant Mountain Trail, or the Xiangshan Trail, is one of the best places to go.

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Sakura, peach blossoms, and the Syakaro Historic Trail 櫻花、桃花與霞喀羅古道

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For the first time in six years, I went back home in Taipei for the Lunar New Year! Typically the northeast monsoon brings gloomy rainy days to the northern Taiwan in winter. The weather is usually bad during the Lunar New Year which falls in late January or February. Luckily it was mostly sunny and 80F/27C during the Lunar New Year vacation this time! Many people seized this opportunity to go out and see cherry blossoms.

六年來第一次回家過年,運氣很好,過年連假幾乎都是27度又晴天的好天氣,好多人跑去賞花。

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