• Asia,  Sustainable Travel,  Travel

    Raja Ampat: The Last Paradise, minus the trash

    Hey friends! So this post is a quite different to what I normally blog about, but I felt compelled to tell the story of my visit to Raja Ampat, a regency in West Papua, Indonesia that truly is “the last paradise.” Aside from its natural beauty, what shocked me the most was to find so much trash on the pristine beaches of this environmentally protected area. *Almost* unspoiled beauty If you’ve never heard of Raja Ampat, it’s a collection of 1,500 tiny islands located in the “Coral Triangle,” one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. This place is also one of the BEST dive and snorkel sites…

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    Asia,  China,  Travel

    5 Fascinating Facts about Taiwan

    Heyoo! So first off, let me start by telling you how impressed I was when I visited Taiwan. Back in October 2019 we visited Keelung and Kaohsiung, both equally interesting but different cities in their own ways. It was my first time encountering Taiwanese culture, and found that it is neither Chinese nor Japanese, but a weird blend of both and none at the same time. I felt compelled to find out more about the history and traditions of Taiwan after visiting this fascinating island nation, so without further ado, here are five super interesting facts about Taiwan that gave me a better understanding of their culture. 1. Boba (bubble)…