Author Archives: cyndichan

About cyndichan

Likes to travel. Wants to travel solo one day (I did it in 2012!).

Meiji Shrine near dusk

Made it to Meiji Shrine only in the late afternoon on Day 3, about an hour before it closes for the day. Love how the setting sun added a glow to the shrine, sparking sun rays and casting shadows. Definitely … Continue reading

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Night out at Tokyo Sky Tree

Feeling at the top of the world at Tokyo Sky Tree. Continue reading

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Sensoji aka Asakusa Temple – First stop of first trip to Tokyo

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Hoi An, Wuxi and Suzhou l Old Towns

I love old towns. I love the idea of how these quaint towns have stayed alive, evolved with times and yet stayed charming and touched hearts over the centuries. Continue reading

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Phuket and Danang l A Common Thread

Have not pressed for a while (a long while of 13 months!). A recent interview nudged me to press again. I believe things always happen for a reason. Whatever is the final outcome, I am glad this press happened. One of the … Continue reading

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Kyoto l Gion Festival

My thoughts as I pressed today. While change is the only constant, some remain the same. Like Gion Matsuri (祇園祭), the festival of Yasaka Shrine, which dates back to 869. Was happy to be at the most famous festival in Japan when in Kyoto … Continue reading

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Kyoto l Zen

I think I now have a better idea of what zen feels like. For me, it’s that feeling of being at peace with everything – people, things and activities – in spite of what is happening around you.  No expectations from anything, anyone … Continue reading

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