Category Archives: Politics & History

#Columbus ‘Discovered’ America and We Discovered #PortoSanto

Across the dark blue waters of Atlantic, north of Madeira, lies a quaint little island Porto Santo. I knew little about it, except that it was supposed to have beautiful sandy beaches and could be reached by ferry from the … Continue reading

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Finding the Pulse of #Finland (2): The Helsinki #Vappu and Island of #Suomenlinna

Following my previous post on feeling the heartbeat of Helsinki, experiencing some profound spiritual elevation, I am sharing a few cultural discoveries about the Finnish capital and her people. There was no better timing than the last week of April, … Continue reading

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Last Frontier of Northern #Europe: Heartbeat of #Helsinki in #Finland (1)

Helsinki has a white church, a red church, a rock church and a wooden church, someone said to me the day before I left the city. Have you seen them all? I have, indeed seen more churches than these four … Continue reading

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#Travelling in #Taiwan (6): Reunion and Sightseeing in #Jiufen

“Where do you want to go when you come to Taipei?” My friend Gary asked me, via Wechat. “Everywhere,” I replied, typical, curious me. “What did you see when you were in Taipei last October? I’ll take you somewhere different … Continue reading

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