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About cyndichan

Write for a living. Live for travel, run and art.

Rocks and Pines of Huangshan Mountain

Been to Shanghai thrice and each time, I would visit nearby cities. The first time was to Hangzhou where I soaked in the beauty of West Lake. The second trip was a tour of Hangzhou, Suzhou and Nanjing where I … Continue reading

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Meet Our Lady of Paris

Truly appreciate why ‘Our Lady of Paris’ (french for Notre Dame Cathedral) is a gothic beauty from its towers. Sounds cliche but it did felt like I was on top of the world, surrounded by sculptures of saints and monsters, … Continue reading

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Paris’ Left Bank – Part One

In my younger days, when I first started travelling, I used to wonder if I would ever revisit a country. The world is so big. There are so many new places to explore after all. Well, I found out I … Continue reading

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Hokkaido Highlights : Otaru

Otaru brings back good memories. It was charming right from the moment the train left Sapporo. I enjoyed the 45-minute train ride along the sea en-route to the fishing port, liked the old-town feel train station and enjoyed the freshest … Continue reading

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Hokkaido Highlights : Asahikawa

Looking through the photos of my Hokkaido trip in February makes me really happy. It has been so long since I traveled in winter (since Scandinavia in 2012). Can’t wait to share more with you – it was such a … Continue reading

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#2017bestnine

  First posted early this morning on Instagram @ilovelongvacation Wanted to post this earlier and was preoccupied. And what a difference this procrastination made – from yesterday to yesteryear. A timely reminder to procrastinate less in 2018. To follow our … Continue reading

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The last of the Sakura lust 

I promised this will be the last of the Sakura lust. Shinjuku Gyoen on my second last day in Tokyo. Had initially planned to make it my first stop in Tokyo. Wanted to explore the area near the hotel and … Continue reading

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Hakone Reminisce #2 – Togendai to Moto-Hakone

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Hakone Reminisce #1 – Gora to Souzan to Owakudani

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Hakone was great  – one of the best in this trip in fact. Got the Hakone 2-day pass from Shinjuku station and enjoyed unlimited use of Odakyu-affiliated transport and discounted admission to some tourist attractions in the Hakone area. Worth … Continue reading

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From Tokyo Imperial Palace to Yasukuni Shrine

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