Trip Moment Recommendations
Qianmen Street in Winter ❄️
🗓️ January, 2023
🤩 In the heart of Beijing, near Tiananmen Square, Qianmen Street is a winter wonderland that transports you to old Beijing. Explore its charming streets, brimming with shops, restaurants, and cozy coffee bars.
🤎 Lose yourself in the tight, winding streets to fully embrace the historic ambiance.
🍽️ 🌃 It's perfect for a delightful dinner and a leisurely walk amidst the enchanting lights and structures that adorn the street.
🚇 A nearby subway station makes reaching this captivating location a breeze.
#chinatravel #beijing #winter
Winter Fun at Guoxin Sports Center ❄️
📍 Guoxin sports center Qingdao
🗓️ January, 2023
⛄️ Are you planning a winter outing in the heart of the city? A part of the center opens up for snowy fun. It's the ultimate destination for wholesome family enjoyment during the winter months. We had the pleasure of bringing a friend's child along, and it turned out to be a fantastic idea, as many activities catered to youngsters.
🎟️ 💴 Choose Your Adventure: You can tailor your experience by purchasing tickets that suit your preferences. Whether you want to try out a few activities or enjoy a full day of winter fun, there's an option for everyone.
❄️ Chilly Thrills: Our personal highlight was the ice slides. They provided endless entertainment and a fantastic way to embrace the winter spirit. Whether you're sliding down or watching the laughter of kids, these ice slides are a must-try.
#chinalife #qingdao #winter
Little National Hotel Sydney
-Absolutely charming! While the rooms are compact, they're impeccably tidy, modern, and cozy. The true standout here is the rooftop bar; it's absolutely breathtaking! Although the bar food left a bit to be desired, the cocktails were absolutely exceptional. A true hidden gem - highly recommended! Plus, its proximity to public transport makes exploring the city a breeze.#winter #solotravel #Sydney #Australia
Chasing Warmth: My Jinyaoban Winter ❄️🌊
📍 Jinyaoban Xian City Hot Spring: Lianhua Road No.6, Fushan,Yantai
🗓️ January 2022
🤩 My visit to Jinyaoban Hot Spring last winter, when it was still new, was a refreshing escape. The bathing house offered respite from the cold, especially when it wasn't crowded.
🚘 🚌 Getting There: We reached Jinyaoban by my local friend's car, but you can also opt for the bus or Didi. Nearby, you'll find a few restaurants.
❤️ Indoor Delights: Besides the hot springs, Jinyaoban has plenty to offer. Dive into books, savor delicious meals, explore a play area, or experience the charm of a treehouse with cozy tents. This destination is a winter retreat filled with relaxation, entertainment, and more. 🌬️🏞️📚🍲
#chinalife #yantai #memories #winter
Endless Summer in Shilaoren 🌞🌊🏖️
🚇 Getting There: Reach Shilaoren Bathing Beach easily by taking subway Line 2 and following signs to B2, or opt for the convenience of Didi ride-hailing.
🤩 Attractions: Enjoy the beach's serenity, explore Lion Mall for shopping, catch the enchanting fountain show, and witness vibrant building displays at night.
😋 Food & Dining: Numerous dining options nearby ensure you won't go hungry, with fresh seafood and local specialties to savor.
🛍️ Shopping: Lion Mall offers retail therapy just a stone's throw away.
😉 I can vouch for Shilaoren Beach's easy accessibility and its all-around charm. Whether you're a local or a visitor, this beach is a fantastic spot to relax and enjoy. 🏖️🛍️🍽️
#beachlife #qingdao #chinalife #summer #winter
my first snow! - Uludag Turkiye
Uludag is located in Bursa, Turkiye. During winter, the ski resorts will open for snowboarding and skiing. During other season, it can still be visited as national park.
There are many hotel/lodge/resort at the top or along the way uphill but quite pricey, so we stayed in Bursa town and took a cable car (teleferik) to go to Uludag. It was ~30minutes journey from the town to the top. The cable car is one of the longest in the world.
After arriving at the top teleferik station, we took a taxi to one of the ski resorts available there. We went to Uludag Kayak Merkezi. The equipment rental in Turkiye is one of the cheapest i’ve seen in the world (from my online survey hihi).
There’s also ski lift (extra fee) to take us to the top of the top there’re a cafe up there to chill and most professionals will snowboard/ski downhill from the top.
tips: check weather forecast, it is best to come after a snowfall a night before. the view was amazing! snowfall on d-day might cause a gloomy foggy photo/view
#awesomepic #winter #turkiye #wintersports #nationalpark
YAMADERA 山寺 A Mountain Temple With Breathtaking View
Yamadera Temple, also known as Risshaku-ji Temple, is a renowned Buddhist temple located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Nestled amidst the scenic mountains, this temple offers a captivating blend of natural beauty and spiritual tranquility, making it a popular destination for tourists and pilgrims alike.
Perched on the slopes of Mount Hoju, Yamadera Temple is known for its unique architectural design and its historical significance. The temple was founded in the 9th century and has since served as a place of worship and meditation.
One of the highlights of visiting Yamadera Temple is the breathtaking ascent to the main hall. The temple is situated on a mountainside, and visitors must climb a stone staircase with over a thousand steps. As you make your way up, you'll be surrounded by nature and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding valleys and forests. The climb itself is an invigorating experience, offering a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the top.
Once you reach the main hall, you can explore the various smaller temples and shrines that dot the complex. Each one offers its own unique charm and historical significance. The temple grounds also feature beautiful gardens and scenic viewpoints that provide opportunities for reflection and peaceful contemplation.
Yamadera Temple is especially captivating during the autumn and winter season when the surrounding mountains are adorned with vibrant hues of red, orange, gold or silvery white snow grounds. The temple becomes a popular spot for visitors to witness the breathtaking spectacle of both seasons.
Yamadera Temple is truly a gem that embodies the essence of tranquility and spirituality in the heart of Yamagata Prefecture.
How to get there:
Take the local train from Yamagata Station. Get down at Yamadera station and walk across the river for about 10min.
#japan #yamagata #yamadera #temple #buddhist #mountain #winter
GINZAN ONSEN - Glittering Fairytale Hotspring Town
Ginzan Onsen is a captivating hot spring town located in the Yamagata Prefecture of Japan. Nestled amidst mountains and surrounded by natural beauty, it attracts tourists from around the world seeking a unique and rejuvenating experience.
With a rich history dating back to the Meiji Era, Ginzan Onsen has preserved its traditional charm. It was once a thriving silver mining town but declined after the mines closed. However it experienced a revival in the 1980s when it gained popularity as a tourist destination.
The town's architecture is a major draw, with well-preserved wooden ryokans and bathhouses. Walking through the streets, feels like stepping back in time. The winter season adds to the town's allure, as the snow-covered buildings and streets create a magical atmosphere.
Exploring the town, you'll find a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes. Indulge in local cuisine, which often features fresh mountain ingredients and regional specialties. You can also find traditional handicrafts and souvenirs to take home as mementos.
In short, Ginzan Onsen offers a well-rounded experience for travelers seeking tranquility and a glimpse into Japan's cultural heritage.
How to get there:
Shinkansen Bullet Train from Tokyo to Oishida station then take the local bus directly to the town. Whole journey takes about 4-5 hours.
#japan #yamagata #tohoku #onsen #hotspring #fairytale #hayaomiyazaki #winter #ginzanonsentrip
Snow fall in Korea!
A #korea #winter moment to remember, this is during early December. It was early winter , the temperature was nice (around 7-10). I’m so lucky to experience snowfall during the stay and to see this colorful leaves as in fall season. 10 days seoul-busan-seoul trip was a wonderful experience for us. Challenging in handling 4 kids by our own has become a sweet memory journey for us.
places visited in
1.) BFF ( Busan Film Festival)
2.) Jagalchi Market
3.) Sangdo Bay Station / Sangdo Sky Park
3.) Yongpyeong Ski Resort + Monapark (the only resort that open in early winter)
4.) Namsan Tower
5.) Gyeoungbokgun Palace
6.) Lotte world
7.) Shopping in Myeongdong
We skipped some other famous places because we already visited in the past few years. But here are other places suggestions (if you have more budget and time)
1.) Jeju Island
2.) Nami Island
3.) Gamcheon culture village (Busan)
4.) Haeundae Beach (Busan)
5.) Taejongdae Park (Busan)
6.) Gwangalli Bridge (Busan)
7.) Nampo Dong Market (Busan)
8.) Munghwa University
9.) Hanok Village
I think that’s all, what i can say is Korea is one of my favourite country. Love the scenery , food and the people too. Can’t wait for our next trip! Thank you for reading guys!
UNFORGETTABLE FLIGHT TO KASHMIR
It was one of my unforgettable flight to Kashmir. Do not forget to choose the window seat to enjoy this amazing view in your trip to Kashmir.
The best month to enjoy the full snow in winter time is on February. Ensure that you get your winter properties to cover your body from the unusual weather.
The Air India Airlines is amazing. Can't wait to visit Kashmir again next year.
#kashmir #india #snow #winter #airaindia #snowbike #srinagar #jammu
Seoul searching ❄️
Amazing trip in Seoul, Korea! Woke up early in the morning for our day trip to Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park and Alpaca island :) This was the sunrise we caught once we alighted from the subway station, what a sight to behold! The scenery from the rail bike was amazin as well, with clear blue waters and skies. It's always a feast for the eyes coming out of the tunnels at gangchon rail park! #korea #seoul #seoulfun #gangchon #winter #alpaca
South Korea (Daehan Min-guk) 🇰🇷
Korea is a fantastic country for sightseeing and adventuring, and although your rural town may be beautiful, you are likely to exhaust its activities quickly enough to want to explore the rest of Korea. In a city like Seoul or Busan it is easy to find something new going on each weekend, and thus you find yourself never venturing further than where you live. You will have an amazing time, but you may be missing out on what’s going on in the rest of the country! And, although it may take that little bit longer to get there, transport in Korea really is pretty great, and with a free tourist information call centre (021-330) it’s easy to organise too. Furthermore, the smaller towns and lesser known sights nearby where you live are so much more available to you than someone living in the city, meaning you are exploring way more than just the Lonely Planet top ten. This will give you a deeper understanding of the history, culture, geography and people of Korea.
#snow #winter #traditional #kdramafilmlocation #btsarmy
Riyue Mountain as frozen Winter Dreamland
Most posts show Qinghai province during summer but also the late winter creates a beautiful countryside. While the lakes are frozen, you can enjoy still the monasteries, temples and mountains partially covered in snow.
Riyue Mountain is beautiful during late winter days with a mixture of snow and awakening nature. Almost no tourists will come this way but you can do small hiking tour from top to top of each grass hill.
Put your warm clothes on and don’t forget sun protection then you will be ready to spend some good time there without having many other people there.
#winter #mountaintop #mountainhike
Les Arcs Lyon
Skiing at Les Arcs was my first ever experience skiing, and I couldn’t recommend it more if you’re like me and this will be your first time skiing. They have great slopes for beginners and kids and they have great slopes to build up to when you’re feeling more comfortable. They have a few little restaurants and lots of bars, and I’d say it’s definitely more of a family resort. Overall loved my first ski holiday here and can’t wait to go again!
#skiing #france #winter #winterfun #mytripvlog #bucketlistreboot #skiresort
Chiangmai in winter hits differently
Chiangmai has a lot of historical sites and many many attractions. From temples in the heart of the city, to temples at the top of mountains, to cafés in the middle of the woods, to flowers farms, orange farms, strawberry farms and so many more.
You can also have a one day trip to a neighboring region, Chiang Rai!
Winter is the best time to visit not only for the weather that could go to 10C in the middle of the night, but also for the fruits and flowers to be in season. I’m sure you would agree that sitting by a camp fire hugging your significant other is the best feeling ever!
And of course, you can travel cheap here ;)
#thailand #chiangmai #winter
Sunset hunting and the beauty of the universe in late winter
One spot to enjoy sunset in Hong Kong is Braemar Hill. I hiked up to this hill at the late winter, and what I could see is breathtaking views surrounding to it. The sunset and sky were beautiful. It was less than 20-minutes hike from Braemar Hill bus terminus. The track was easy, and suitable for beginners. The great weather completed my hiking.
#sunset #winter #hill #outdoor
Tokyo’s Futuristic Cathedral!
It’s NOT a spaceship, it’s St. Mary’s Cathedral in Tokyo, an architectural masterpiece by Kenzo Tange! Seeing it in person is a jaw-dropping experience. Everything about it seems surreal. While the steel exterior screams structure of the future, the interior is a cheeky fusion of futuristic and traditional. Just look at that pipe organ! I’m told it’s Italian-made. And that natural light seeping in from the glass panels just adds to the magnificence of this unique church. Simply awe-inspiring!
#stmaryscathedral #tokyo #sekiguchi #kenzotange #catholicchurch #winter
Tokyo tower Stunning views
Getting There - getting there by train, you can alight at Onarimon station and walk over. about 5 mins walk.
Attractions - you can start taking photos while walking there to capture the whole tower.
and I also purchase a ticket to go up the tower to have a 360 view around the tower
Food & Restaurants - there will be shop selling gifts for u to bring back for families and friends.
at the top tower, there are also photo taking and ￼￼souvenir shop.
overall is a nice experience to take the lift up while u can view outside! those who is scare of heigh might want to skip this. 😂
Movie scene: Hidden Gem in Scotland!
This Hotel in Dunkeld, a small city in the highlands, is going to make you feel like you’re a main character in a 90’s Hollywood movie.
The amenities areas are the cozyest ever, the hotel great us with a glass of whiskey and you can enjoy your stay in a enourmous room with a great breakfast buffet in front of a river where you can go fishing afterwards 🎣
Strongly recommend going on winter time to make your experience more magical :)
#mytripvlog #scotland #hiddengem #hotel #moviescene #harrypotter #winter
Luxurious Jjimjil Spa near Seoul♨️
#korea #winter #jimjilbang #sauna #aquafield #steam #mytripvlog #tripblazers #urbanexplorer
Aquafield Goyang is a great all in one that offers you sauna, Korean dry sauna, Water Park, and Infinity Pool all at once. This spa facility is located at the city center, just an hour drive away from Seoul. Besides, since it is located inside Starfield, you can not only enjoy swimming and sauna but also shopping. That is why it is crowded with people particularly on weekends.
Once you enter Aquafield Goyang, you can stay there for up to six hours without paying an additional charge. You may find it long enough; however, as you look around every corner of the facility, you will lose track of time. Aquafield Goyang which offers a wide range of services can be roughly divided to three parts: Sauna, Jjimjil Spa, and Rooftop Pool. Wherever you go, wherever you lie down, you will feel comfortable and refreshed.
1955, Goyang-daero, Deogyang-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
Starfield Goyang Mall Level 4
Jjimjil Spa 10:00~19:00
Rooftop Pool 10:00~18:00
Adults KRW 21,000
Children KRW 17,000
(additional KRW 2,000 on weekends)
Day trip from Seoul to meet the Alpacas 🦙🦙
#korea #winter #daytrip #alpaca #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #tripblazers
Alpaca World is the largest forest experience farm in Korea, spreading across 110,000 square feet. Visitors of all ages can enjoy happy moments with farm animals (particularly alpacas) that are clean, safe and happy in nature setting, surrounded by forest and mountain valley. One of the must-try at Alpaca World is walking with the lovely and tame alpacas!
310 Pungcheon-ri, Hwachon-myeon Hongcheon-gun Gangwon-do
10:00-18:00 (last admission: 16:30)
Lunar New Year's Day
Korea Thanks giving Day
Admission: 15,000 won (age 3-64), free (age below 3), 12,000 (age 65 & above)
Walking with Alpaca: 10,000 won
Animal feeding experience: 1,000 won per cup
Popular Ginseng Chicken Soup in Seoul
#korea #winter #ginsengchicken #foodie #food
Tosokchon Samgyetang is an extremely popular traditional restaurant for its ginseng chicken soup. Tosokchon Samgyetang was frequented by late President Roh Moo-Hyun. Although there’s only one main branch, the restaurant is fairly big with over 400 seating capacity so the queue moves rather quickly. Expect to queue around 15-30mins.
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
10:00-22:00 (open all year round)
Largest Palace in Korea 🇰🇷
#korea #gyeongbokgungpalace #winter #mytripvlog #urbanexplorer #passionpassport
Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace is commonly referred to as the Northern Palace because its location is furthest north when compared to the neighboring palaces of Changdeokgung (Eastern Palace) and Gyeonghuigung (Western Palace). Gyeongbokgung Palace is arguably the most beautiful, and remains the largest of all five palaces.
161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Close on Tuesday
* Last admission one hour before closing
My day trip to Otaru
Today Otaru was snowing and cold. The moment we arrived, the falling snow was quite frequent and sometimes heavy. As we were walking to the Otaru canal, we saw many fun snow figures and it heightened the mood for the winter season.
We took some pictures at the canal; and was approached by the trishaw company for a ride around Otaru. We took the opportunity onto the comfortable and blanketed trishaw. The puller was Kota San, he was informative and fun. The rides brought us to some historical places and we were offered photographs taking.
Thereafter, we took a stroll along the shops (souvenirs, interesting foods, musical boxes, wind chimes, glassware and many more). Some crafts were delicate and in good quality.
In the evening, we walked back to the canal; where the lights and candles were lit for the winter festival. It was beautiful and warm, despite if the cold temperatures.
We simply love this place.#winter festival #otaru
Hanoi During Winter Season! ❄️❄️❄️
Getting There - By flight! Hanoi is reachable by flight and sleeper bus. We chose to take flight from Danang to Hanoi because we want to save our time so that we can have more time to explore Hanoi 🤩 The shortest distance from Danang to Hanoi is 771km so usually for sleeper bus, they offer overnight ride with at least 13 hours in the bus.
Attractions - Old quarters have the most attractions. We love the ambients and environments in Hanoi. It is very chillax and romantic especially during evening. You can come during winter to experience a different Vietnam 😎 [The weather is good too! around 12C at night]
Hotels - All the hotels in Hanoi are equally good. One con of the hotel is the room size usually is not big, they have limited space in the room as the land in Hanoi is very extremely expensive. Most of the hotel in Hanoi provide breakfast. but if you wish to have a local breakfast, pho eat together with the fried dough u must not missed!
There is a very well-known night market in old quarters which sell a lot of souvenirs and clothes. Most of the clothes are with price tag so you are hardly bargain. Nice street foods available as well along the road. A very unforgettable experience in Hanoi!
#hanoi #winter #shortescape #chillaxmode #coffee #valentinescape #couplestrip #deliciousfood
Nuremberg 🇩🇪 Imperial Castle of Nuremberg
Getting There - taking a train to DB Lorenzkirchen
Attractions - Imperial Castle of Nuremberg Kaiserburg Nürnberg. View the castle and many attractions around there.
Food & Restaurants - there are plenty of restaurants around the castle. from fast food to Chinese food or even their local food.
Shopping - take note that malls will be closed on Sunday.
I went on a Sunday and found out that malls are closed
Onsen with a Breathtaking View of Lake Tōya
Lake Toya is a must-visit destination in Hokkaido during winter. It not only boasts a magnificent scenery but also features one of the world`s most unique natural occurrences - its lake never freezes during winter. This is due to the stratovolcano, Mount Usu, around the lake. Very interesting isn't it?
There are many things to do in Lake Toya, and the best decision we made was to go for Onsen. We have Onsen in Singapore but it's an entirely different experience to do it in winter. When temperature dips to sub zero, the cold never truly leaves you, regardless of the number of layers you wear. Onsen becomes a source of warmth, comfort and relief. We felt so so blessed then, the feeling was indescribable.
Things to note: There are public and private Onsen. Strict rules must be followed at the public hot spring baths - tattoos, photography and the use of bath towels are prohibited. For private ones, there are no restrictions. We stayed at Toyako Manseikaku. It has the perfect view of the lake and a public Onsen. We also made frequent trips to their in-house café as the views from there are exceptional! Starting from SGD$200 per night, guests can enjoy their Onsen for free and complimentary buffet breakfast for two. If you prefer privacy, you can also book a private spa at Nonokaze Resort for just SGD$33 per 50 minutes.
1. Toyako Manseikaku
Address - 21 Toyako Onsen, Toyako-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido
Getting there - Sapporo Station ⇔ Hotel Shuttle Bus
[Express Toya] (1,100 yen per person for one way
2,200 yen per person round trip). Need to book in advance.
2. Nonokaze Resort
Address - 29-1 Toyakoonsen, Toyako, Abuta District, Hokkaido
Getting there - There is a hotel shuttle bus that operates to and from JR Sapporo and New Chitose Airport. It is free from JR Sapporo Station and costs 1000 yen one way from New Chitose Airport. Need to book in advance.
#tripblazers #winter #laketoya #hokkaido
Winter Wonderland in Hokkaido
Seeing snow is fascinating as we never get to experience it in sunny Singapore. Can you imagine our excitement when we first glimpsed the thick blanket of snow embracing the city of Hokkaido from the tiny window of the plane? Our stomachs fluttered and our hearts skipped a bit like we were in love! We were in love - in love with the magical and enchanting winter wonderland.
Skiing is the first activity we did in Hokkaido (like many people do). It was our first time skiing and we went to a beginner-friendly ski resort - Sapporo Teine Ski Resort. It has a good selection of trails from advance to beginner. Arming with our ski gears in our many layers of clothes, we set off to the Olympia Zone which has less steep trails and a family park for sledding. It is named the Olympia Zone because the trail is used for ski events during the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics. We were thrilled to be able to ski on the very slope that the Olympic athletes competed in! Skiing is difficult, it needs a lot of controlling and balancing on slippery ground. We couldn't really get use to it and kept falling down (as seen in photos) but we definitely had fun. It's an exhilarating experience! Try when you get the chance.
The following day, we went to see trees in Biei Town. They are not just any trees. They are famous trees which appeared in commercial ads and have attracted a lot of visitors in the past year. Some of the famous trees are the Seven Star Tree, Christmas Tree and mother-and-child tree. Against the snowy backdrop, the trees look even more magnificent. I came to know that Biei Town is beautiful in spring with bed of flowers blooming. If you are not rushing for time, you can plan this 'tree hunting/flower watching' trip into your itinerary!
1. Sapporo Teine Ski Resort
Address - 172 Teinekanayama, Teine Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 006-0049, Japan
Getting there - About 45 minutes by train and bus via JR Teine Station. About 40 minutes from central Sapporo via Teine IC.
Admission fee - Full day 5700 yen (SGD$57) Half day 4600 yen (SGD$46) Nighter 2300 yen (SGD$23)
2. Biei Town
Address - Kamikawa District, Hokkaido, Japan
Getting there - About an hour and 20 minutes from Sapporo on the JR Hokadate Line to Asahikawa Station.
Attractions - Trees in winter and flowers in spring!
#hokkaido #tripblazers #winter
Beautiful hotel 🏨
#Winter travel Indiana hotel is in Adel Hussein Rostom street in Ad Doqi A area in Giza, very close to the bank of the Nile, it is in a very quiet area close to a lot of embassies. The hotel is very nice and has recently had a big and on going refurbishment. We are staying in the executive suite which is beautiful and big and very comfortable. The hotel is very clean and the staff are nice, we will definitely return when we return to Giza
#Hotel stay #urbanexplorer #Visit the nile
More winter lights in London
Address - Canary Wharf
Highlights - Famous businesses and shopping centre. Nice lights and riverside views
Rating - 9/10
Address - Bond St
Highlights - Famous shopping street with high brand shops. Next to Oxford Street and very central London
Rating - 9/10 bit busy for my liking but extremely enjoyable if you enjoy that
These pictures were during the winter time
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