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  • DAY 412 // Taipei / Presidential Office Building
    After so many months in #Taipei, I thought I had seen all the major #attraction(s) until accidentally coming across Taiwan's version of the White House while on a biking trip today.The Presidential Office Building, AKA Presidential #Palace. It has an intimidating stature and #architecture as it...
    DAY 412 // Taipei / Presidential Office Building
    DAY 376 // Taipei / Songshan Airport
    I always say that getting lost can help you find interesting places you wouldn't have found otherwise. That was the case today when #Queena and I went biking on YouBikes to go to the park by the river but took a wrong turn and ended in this hidden back fence of Songshan Airport. I didn't r...
    DAY 376 // Taipei / Songshan Airport
    DAY 360 // Kenting / Little Bay Beach
    After 2 days of avoiding going outside during the day (since it appears thats what your suppose to do in Kenting), we decided to brave it out and go to the #beach after breakfast. As expected, the beach was nearly empty despite the perfect yet sweltering hot day. I was last at a beach on day 276 in ...
    DAY 360 // Kenting / Little Bay Beach
    DAY 356 // Tokyo / Party
    Tokyo + Karaoke x #party = ExcellenceAfter 6 awesome days in #Tokyo, #Skandy and I ended our time here with a great night out. We first met with #Marina for some drinks at a #bar with her friends for a while then proceeded a few blocks away to a #karaoke room to meet my #girls that I met in Seoul on...
    DAY 356 // Tokyo / Party
    DAY 355 // Tokyo / Gundam Robot
    Theres a giant Gundam Robot in #Japan.I love robots. Of all the things to do and see in #Tokyo, I feel no shame in saying that the life size Gundam Robot on the island of Odaiba is what I've looked forward to more than anything here. #Skandy feels the same. Ironically it took us a while to find...
    DAY 355 // Tokyo / Gundam Robot
    DAY 354 // Tokyo / Sushi
    Sushi in #Japan is the only sushi.I've had #sushi many times in many countries but for obvious reasons, I always wanted to try high-end sushi in Japan. Today I crossed this off my bucket list with #Skandy. #Marina cooked us chicken #curry with #rice for breakfast then we headed for #Tokyo as sh...
    DAY 354 // Tokyo / Sushi
    DAY 349 // Taipei / Maokong Gondola
    Today I met with #Queena and visited my third #gondola / cable car since I started traveling the world 349 days ago.Most gondolas are relatively the same but the Maokong is unique in that its actually a part of the the public transportation system in #Taipei like the bus and metro. So its cheap and ...
    DAY 349 // Taipei / Maokong Gondola
    DAY 344 // Jiufen
    After 45 straight days of being in #Taipei since I arrived in Taiwan from Korea, I finally left this bustling city to go on a day trip to the quaint village of Jiufen to meet my girl, Queena. Juifen is one picturesque village.Although only a half hour drive from #Taipei City, Jiufen is a stark contr...
    DAY 344 // Jiufen
    DAY 322 // Taipei / Star Trek Exhibition
    Star Trek, The Exhibition. Awesome.I'm not a huge fan of Star Trek but I do like the canon and the idea behind the long running series and movies so when I saw a poster for this exhibition on the street, I had to go. So #Alex, #Tim and I went today and had a great time being geeks. It was rathe...
    DAY 322 // Taipei / Star Trek Exhibition
    DAY 316 // Taipei / Club Luxy
    Club Luxy is all about presentation.We went to our first #Taipei club, Wax on day 303 then OD on day 309 and tonight it was Luxy. Wax was mediocre but fun, OD was special because we had VIP status and Luxy was a real #nightclub. The lobby of Luxy once you pass the ropes and get downstairs was one of...
    DAY 316 // Taipei / Club Luxy
    DAY 309 // Taipei / OD Nightclub
    Another week and another Friday in #Taipei. Last Saturday we went to Club Wax in the Guting District and tonight we went to Club OD in the 101 area. Although this #nightclub is located in a posh neighborhood within a fancy #building, it was a laid back place with good people. We got #VIP treatment b...
    DAY 309 // Taipei / OD Nightclub
    DAY 302 // Taipei / Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
    With the excellent first day of #sightseeing in Taipei yesterday, #Tim and I were eager to get out of the hostel and do some more. Our first stop was the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, close enough to walk to. Forgetting how hot and humid #Taipei is, we immediately dreaded the walk but was ...
    DAY 302 // Taipei / Chiang Kai-shek Memorial
    DAY 279 // Tongyeong / Island Hopping
    Island hopping.We pretty much did the same as yesterday, except we visited several smaller islands. With each #island having good #hiking trails. But today we got to see this incredible #view. We got back to our #hotel fairly early so we can pack to checkout in the morning. Ordered some food deliver...
    DAY 279 // Tongyeong / Island Hopping
    DAY 254 // Seoul / Donggureung Tombs
    What a cold, rainy and miserable morning it was. The kind where it would be a perfect Sunday to recover from a #hangover. Which we were. But over breakfast, #Tim suggested we (#Jeremy, #Justin) should go to the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty, a #UNESCO World Heritage Site. So we took the long 2 h...
    DAY 254 // Seoul / Donggureung Tombs
    DAY 243 // Seoul / Bukhansan Mountain
    This is my third time in Korea as an adult and yet to have crossed off hiking the Bukhansan Mountain as part of my bucket list until today. Mount Bukhansan is a formidable mountain inside a city. As you get closer to the base of Bukhansan, the number of outdoor #gear shops completely takeover as #hi...
    DAY 243 // Seoul / Bukhansan Mountain
    DAY 229 // Canggu / Joy Ride
    #paradise + #motorbike + #jungle – #Shirt = #JoyrideTwo days ago, all I did was ride my motorbike through random roads, although most of it was trying to get back to my #bungalow – but it was a lot of fun. Today I did the same but left prepared with a new SIM card for my #iPhone 5. I wen...
    DAY 229 // Canggu / Joy Ride
    DAY 215 // Lembongan / Work Day
    I've been continuously traveling the world for 215 days, but that doesn't mean its all play. Sometimes I have to find a day or two to work and an environment like my #bungalow is perfect. Surprisingly not distracting but now I feel I won't ever be able to this well anywhere else…...
    DAY 215 // Lembongan / Work Day
    DAY 212 // Ceningan / Secret Beach
    The Secret Beach.I was here yesterday but only admired the aptly named "Secret Beach" with my eyes and ears while eating lunch. But returned today to actually go on the sand and attempt to take a dip in the mad water. As I previously mentioned, the Secret Beach was not surprisingly difficult to find...
    DAY 212 // Ceningan / Secret Beach
    DAY 210 // Ceningan Island
    Motorbiking + Island + Paradise = TODAYThis #island officially named Nusa Ceningan is significantly smaller than the the already tiny Nusa Lembongan and is physically connected only by this colorful but raggedy suspension #bridge. As you can see, this bridge is only crossable by foot or at most a mo...
    DAY 210 // Ceningan Island
    DAY 208 // Lembongan / Bungalow
    Lembongan is a sort of #paradise.Its times and places like these that I truly feel at peace with an almost nirvana like state. Part of #travel is relaxing and doing nothing. Such was the case today at my newly checked in accommodation, Chiringuito Bungalows. Situated not near but literally on a priv...
    DAY 208 // Lembongan / Bungalow
    DAY 187 // Giza / The Great Pyramids
    The Great Pyramids are aptly named "Great".I've been traveling around the world for just over 6 months and I have been to plenty of #UNESCO World Heritage Sites but never a World Wonder #attraction, until today. It took just a 45 minute #taxi ride to Giza where I was welcomed with scammers righ...
    DAY 187 // Giza / The Great Pyramids
    DAY 185 // Cairo / Tahrir Square
    Anyone who's glimpsed at the news will know about the ongoing protests and recurring violence happening in Tahrir Square(Martyr Square). As strange as it may sound, this partly intrigued me to visit #Cairo and stay just a few blocks from there. I was lucky enough to have a Cairo native friend, ...
    DAY 185 // Cairo / Tahrir Square
    DAY 176 // Cappadocia / Caves & Valleys
    As usual Sean and I barely made it to the hostel's free breakfast, which was quite exceptional. We stuck around the #hostel for a bit socializing with the other #backpackers waiting for #Kevin and #Madhu to return as they went on a hot air balloon. Once we met up, we went to a #cafe for lunch a...
    DAY 176 // Cappadocia / Caves & Valleys
    DAY 168 // Istanbul / Grand Bazaar
    Before breakfast, I said goodbye to Stephen, a Danish #backpacker we traveled with the last couple of days. Then I met Andrew, a Canadian backpacker that just arrived at the #hostel that is also doing a round the world trip. After breakfast, we walked about a mile to the legendary Grand Bazaar as pi...
    DAY 168 // Istanbul / Grand Bazaar
    DAY 164 // Berlin / Holocaust Memorial +
    We started the morning again with a great #German breakfast with sausages and eggs. #Trebor, #Judith and I went to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe(also known as the Holocaust Memorial) pictured above. At first glance this 5 acre memorial covered in nearly 3,000 concrete monoliths in vary...
    DAY 164 // Berlin / Holocaust Memorial +
    DAY 163 // Berlin / Berlin Wall +
    This morning I had breakfast alone because #Trebor was still passed out from last night's #concert. But he woke up pretty early and we took the #train to the Berlin Wall Museum where I saw the actual remnants of the Berlin Wall. In reality, its just a wall ruin but its been on my bucket list an...
    DAY 163 // Berlin / Berlin Wall +
    DAY 113 // Prague / Charles Bridge
    Today I walked Charles Bridge with #Alice, one of the most #beautiful and famous bridges in the world. Another mark off my #travel bucket list. A 600 year old pedestrian only #bridge from Old Town of # Prague to the Prague Castle over the Vltava #River. After crossing we had lunch at one of the many...
    DAY 113 // Prague / Charles Bridge
    DAY 88 // Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
    Angkor Wat is a world wonder.There is nothing quite like watching the #sunrise over Angkor Wat. We left our #hotel at 5 in the morning and got to this massive #temple just in time for the sun. Reds and oranges blazing over this rightful #UNESCO World Heritage Site like a photoshopped picture or an e...
    DAY 88 // Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
    DAY 86 // Siem Reap / Floating Village
    I haven't even been to Angkor Wat yet but Siem Reap has become one of my favorite cities to stay in. Perhaps its the company I'm with or the very cool and honest tuk-tuk driver Toy who is now our best friend, either way I really like it here. Starting the day with breakfast by the #pool an...
    DAY 86 // Siem Reap / Floating Village
    DAY 82 // Don Det Island
    Don Det Island.After 13 hours on the #bus we arrived at Pakse about an hour late but still made it to our bus transfer to get to the 4000 Islands which took another 2 hours. Once we got to the docks, we took a #longboat to Don Det, one of the 4000 Islands. We checked into a #bungalow paying just $2....
    DAY 82 // Don Det Island
    DAY 79 // Vang Vieng / Lagoon + Caving
    On our last full day in Vang Vieng we rented 2 #motorbikes for the day. #Trebor and I on 1 bike, #Julia and #Jenny on another. We headed straight for the Blue Lagoon which is also the same place as Phu Kham Cave. It was a 7 kilometer ride through only dirt and rocky roads filled with true Laos villa...
    DAY 79 // Vang Vieng / Lagoon + Caving
    DAY 78 // Vang Vieng / Tubing
    River tubing on Nam Song at Vang Vieng was one of the most popular activities to do in Laos for the young and #backpacker crowd. But it was shut down just a few weeks ago due to the mounting deaths and severe injuries sustained by irresponsible #university students that were on #alcohol and drugs. I...
    DAY 78 // Vang Vieng / Tubing
    DAY 70 // Chiang Mai / Tiger Kingdom
    I pet tigers today.Tiger Kingdom is not a zoo. A #zoo lets you spectate animals from a distance and while caged in a secure environment. Tiger Kingdom lets you literally step into the tigers' living space where you can touch, pet and even play with them. That is amazing. This is my second time ...
    DAY 70 // Chiang Mai / Tiger Kingdom
    DAY 57 // Bali / Tour + Lovina
    Today we left the touristy but pleasant city of #Ubud to go on a #tour with our final destination being Lovina where we will spend just the night. The driver picked us up and the first stop was Taman Ayun Temple, the royal temple of the Mengwi empire. The next stop was a nameless #waterfall tucked a...
    DAY 57 // Bali / Tour + Lovina
    DAY 55 // Ubud / Monkey Forest + Rafting
    Spontaneity.During breakfast the general manager at our #bungalow #hotel asked if we would like to go #River #rafting at a nearby #jungle. Without hesitation we said yes. What normally costs $65 per person, we somehow got a deal for $20. An hour later, we arrived at a small #village in rural #Ubud t...
    DAY 55 // Ubud / Monkey Forest + Rafting
    DAY 50 // Gili Islands / Island Hopping
    The Gili Islands define beauty.Our personal Gili guide was Owen. A very chill and friendly #island local. He got us our #bungalow for the night and took us island hopping the two smaller islands, Meno and Air. We departed on Ownen's private #longboat with #Sahil, #Kasha and #Patrick around 8 am...
    DAY 50 // Gili Islands / Island Hopping
    DAY 49 // Gili Islands
    Before I arrived in #Bali, I had high expectations of the beaches but was met with disappointment with Sanur Beach. It wasn't until arriving in the #Gili Islands just an hour ferry ride from Bali that I witnessed a truly spectacular #beach in #Indonesia. Rivaling Koh Phi Phi. It is the clearest...
    DAY 49 // Gili Islands
    DAY 47 // Bali / Kuta Beach + Surfing
    I surfed waves today.With a group of 5, we rented 3 #motorbikes and headed for #Kuta. The most touristy place in #Bali. The #beach was better than Sanur but still not great. We all went #surfing. None of us were good. After the #sunset we went back to our #hostel and spent the night at Lingo Lango, ...
    DAY 47 // Bali / Kuta Beach + Surfing
    DAY 46 // Bali / Uluwatu
    My first full day in #Bali was all a traveler could ask for. Met some great people in the morning; #Kasha the #Canadian, #Angela the #Chinese and #Wnd the very cool #Bali local. After having a full and wholesome breakfast near our #hostel for about $1 each we went to Sanur Beach. The tide was in but...
    DAY 46 // Bali / Uluwatu
    DAY 42 // Singapore
    I live in Manhattan and have seen most of Hong Kong so I had high expectations for #Singapore. I was not disappointed. The #airport was older, dirtier and not as pretty as I the rest of the city. But once I arrived at the Marina Bay Sands #hotel, I was instantly impressed. I am staying at this crazy...
    DAY 42 // Singapore
    DAY 33 // Koh Phi Phi / Maya Bay
    I have found beauty in this world, Maya Bay.The beach from the film 'The Beach' with Leonardo DiCaprio is located at Maya Bay on the smaller of the islands called Phi Phi Ley. A short boat ride from the main #island, Phi Phi Don. We took a classic #longboat that took about a half hour to g...
    DAY 33 // Koh Phi Phi / Maya Bay
    DAY 3 // New York / Top of The Rock
    The Top of The Rock above the Rockefeller Center #building in #Manhattan has flawless 360 degree panoramic perspectives of the entire city and beyond. One of the best views in all the world.All of New York City is a viewpoint.This uptown Central Park photo was taken from the highest of the 3 platfor...
    DAY 3 // New York / Top of The Rock
    DAY 1 // Miami / Departure
    My condo is in #Miami but I never really called this city home.Its the part of the US that I run to when the winter creeps up to wherever I’m at the moment. Its a lovely town when its slow and a nice change from New York. If and when I come back from vagabonding to the US, this will be where ...
    DAY 1 // Miami / Departure

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