Monthly Archives: August 2017

In The Middle Of Somewhere : Chamorro Village

In The Middle Of Somewhere (Post#10) : Chamorro Village During my second visit in Hagåtña, the Capital City of Guam, the main place that I had been most of the time was at Chamorro Village because it is famous for its Wednesday Night Market. And I was curious how famous the village is. And before it’s totally dark, the village

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Something To Look At : Plaza de España

Something To Look At (Post#8): Plaza de España When I did the Heritage Walking Trail, I was pondering and looking back on the historical site, how war ruins a lot of things. Because Japanese seats in the plaza for few years when they were able to take over Guam for a moment from US and when the latter reclaims it

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Chromatic Outlook : Insular Guard Monument

Chromatic Outlook (Post#36) : Insular Guard Monument They also called it as Guam Insular Force Guard Monument (Memorial) which honors the gallant stands of Chamorro men against the invading Japanese imperial army troops in 1941. These men were recruited 8 months ago before the World War II outbreak in the pacific. US Navy Captain McMillin decided to surrender to prevent

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Name Of The Place : Guam

Name Of The Place (Post#32) : Guam Here is one of the name of the place which is Guam that I added in my photo collection. The island of Guam is an US territory located in the Pacific part of Oceania continent in Micronesia. The photo includes “Hafa Adai” pronounced as “half a day” which means “Hello” in Chamorro, the local

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Colors : Heart Lock Wall at Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point)

Colors (Post#8) : Heart Lock Wall at Puntan Dos Amantes (Two Lovers Point) Anyone who had a chance to visit Guam definitely heard about Puntan Dos Amantes or Two Lovers Point. There is a legend of two lovers that surrounds the place. The Heart Lock Wall shows colorful locks where mostly lovers put in the wall which became a tradition

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3 Days – Taiwan Experimental Travel Itinerary

The first time I traveled in Taiwan, my itinerary was not really planned. I called it as experimental travel because it’s the first country that I visited using a visa exempt policy. So, in nature, there is possibility that my entry will be denied if there is something wrong how I understand Taiwan’s policy regarding visa-exempt. But I was thankful

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Taroko National Park (Part 2) : From Tunnel of Nine Turns to Tien-Hsiang to Eternal Spring Shrine

Tunnel of Nine Turns We came back to the bus and continued our journey in Taroko Gorge. And we drove towards the Tunnel of Nine Turns. Here, I had a chance to see the scenery inside the bus. The Jiuqudong (Tunnel of Nine Turns) was constructed in 1996, so that the visitors can view the rock folds, joints and faults of

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Discovery : Mabini Historical Marker at Asan Beach Park

Discovery (Post#25) : Mabini Historical Marker at Asan Beach Park In one of the tours I had in Guam, I had a chance to see a marker of a familiar hero back home – Apolinario Mabini. I felt proud when I saw such marker. At least in a small island like Guam, one of patriotic men in my country is

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View At My Window : Guam

View At My Window (Post#26) : Guam The beginning of my adventure travel in one of the US Territory was not far from my country in the Pacific and named as Guam. This part of the world has commonality in my country Philippines because of its geographic location and history. These photos are part of my Guam Adventure Photo Collection April

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In The Middle Of Somewhere : Shilin Night Market – Largest and Famous Night Market in Taipei

In The Middle Of Somewhere (Post#9) : Shilin Night Market – Largest and Famous Night Market in Taipei When I came back to Taipei after doing Taroko Gorge day tour, since my flight was around midnight, I decided to go to Shilin Night Market. So from Taipei Main Station, I took Tamsui-Xinyi (Red Line) going to Tamsui and get-off at Shilin

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Theme : Beach – Hualien Der-Yen Beach

Theme (Post#10) : Beach – Hualien Der-Yen Beach One side trip that we did during the day tour at Taroko National Park was a short stop at Hualien Der-Yen Beach which located near Hualien Airport. At the time of our visit, I felt the cold-windy air of the beach, saw the wild waves back and fort to the shore and

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Taroko National Park (Part 1) : From East Gate to Shakadang Trail to Swallow Grotto

In my 3 days in Taiwan, I took a day tour during my 3rd and last day as my final adventure in the said country. I know that I haven’t seen much yet of the city but I wanted to see a national park during my visit in Taiwan and with that same reason, I booked Taroko Gorge day tour

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Life Of Others : Tien-Hsiang Monkey

Life Of Others (Post#10) : Tien-Hsiang Monkey One of the things to see while walking around Tien-Hsiang Village is to see monkey astray in the ground. The monkey that I saw was near the local store just beside the river and its own location was a great viewpoint for a wonderful scenery with the background of bridges and temple at

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Featuring Our World : Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine)

Featuring Our World (Post#6) : Eternal Spring Shrine (Changchun Shrine) The last stop we did while touring Taroko Gorge National Park was Eternal Spring Shrine or Changchun Shrine. An ancestral shrine of Eternal, Long or Spring. One of the picturesque point in the park. The architectural style of the shrine was after famous Tang Dynasty Temple. It commemorates the memory

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Picture Frame : Shakadang Stream

Picture Frame (Post#5) : Shakadang Stream When I walked a part of Shakadang Trail, I never expected such an amazing crystal like water stream that flows to Shakadang River. It’s one of the reason why my walk continued to be farther and farther that I almost compromised the tour and resulted of my being 10 minutes late to return to

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Name Of The Place : Shakadang Trail

Name Of The Place (Post#31) : Shakadang Trail One of  the unexpected walking trail that I got a chance to walk accidentally was Shakadang / 砂卡噹 / 砂卡礑 / Shākǎdàng Trail. And I loved this trail because of the scenic spots to appreciate within Shakadang Stream or Shakadang River along the walking trail. These photos are part of Taiwan Experimental Travel

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View At My Window : Taroko Gorge’s Indian Chief Rock

View At My Window (Post#25) : Taroko Gorge’s Indian Chief Rock The famous “Indian Chief” rock formation that I wasn’t able to recognized at first is visible as you look towards the other side of Liwu River. Its whole human head in profile at the right side, as you imagine while looking at it, where you will find its nose,

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Something To Look At : Jinheng Bridge

Something To Look At (Post#7) : Jinheng Bridge When I reached Jinheng Park (Jinhang Park) at Taroko Gorge National Park after following the walk of Swallow Grotto Trail. One of the things that I learned in the area is that the bridge itself has its own story. Its former name was Bailong Bridge and named after Chief Engineer Jin Heng

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