Places I miss

I simply love travelling and I’m sure most people do as well. So far I have travelled to China – Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Xi-an, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Taiwan – Taipei, Japan – Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Penang, Malacca, Singapore, United States – Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara. Phew I think that is it…

Still many more places to conquer and visit 🙂
This year I won’t be travelling anywhere overseas .. unless I strike it up rich? hahha – maybe just domestic flights in and around Australia? Or even our close relatives – New Zealand 🙂

So these are the places I miss….In no particular order:

Hong Kong
I have been there twice now and still love this vibrant city. With the hustle and bustle of people everywhere left right and centre, this busy city is always alive! I especially love the food and the markets! Mongkok is one of the favourite places I love to stay in. It is shopping paradise 🙂 From small boutiques to large malls you have everything and everywhere you go there are food smells and stalls! If you are a food junkie you cannot miss going to Hong Kong!

   

San Francisco
I got to experience this beautiful city late last year and I fell in love with it at first sight. So many people had assured me before I left for my trip that I would Loooovee San Francisco. I had to admit I had my doubts but those were broken once I set foot in the city. It actually reminded me of my home in Melbourne. The weather was similar to Melbourne a little bit of everything and the feel of the city felt like Melbourne. I loved the architecture there. The housing there is so cute and the bay area so pretty with the bridge in full view. The main difference between Melb and SF is the hills! Whoa those streets are sooo hilly! Lugging around a luggage in that city is not fun haha.

   

Japan
I have a secret soft spot for Japan just because I have always wanted to go there since I was in highschool. I learnt the language from primary school up until Year 10. So I can basically read hiragana, katakana and a bit of kanji (similar characters to chinese) though translating them to english can be a challenge 🙂 I lived out my dream when I travelled there 2 years ago. It was what I always dreamed like it would be. The culture of the country was beautiful and the people so polite and friendly. Even if they couldn’t speak english they tried to help you in every way they could. I remember when we first landed in Tokyo we didn’t really know our way to our hotel so had to ask random people in the street and stalls for directions! In the end we managed to get there with the help of all those kind people.
This country is filled with delicious food as well – Ramen (Jap noodles), Gyoza (japanese dumplings), Okonomiyaki (Japanese pancake), Takoyaki (Jap octopus pancake little balls) and much more!
If you get to stay at a Ryokan (traditional house) – it is definitely an experience! Tatami mats and a bathing house with exquisite food served to you traditionally!

   

So what are your favourite destinations or places you miss?

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10 thoughts on “Places I miss

  1. ohhh you’ve been to SF before??? nxt time u come we should try to meet up ^_^ wow you’ve been to so many places!! i love traveling too, shame i can’t do it more often. i try to go somewhere at least once a yr though. staying in the US too long can drive me crazy LOL

  2. I got into really good shape when I was living in SF because my apartment was at the top of a hill, so getting to/from the train was always a hike.

    This post makes me want to travel more! (and move back to California ASAP).

  3. Wow, you are well-traveled! One place I would like to go back to is New York City — I went a few years ago but got really sick. So the most exciting thing I did there was take a 3 a.m. ambulance ride to the ER. 😦
    I also really enjoy Seattle, haven’t seen enough of S.F., and would like to see more of New Zealand!

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