Zhangjiajie – Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

Yuanjiajie, our next destination within the park, and final for the day, is probably the most popular and crowded section of the park. Hordes of bus tours crowded the trails squawking and barking and littering their way through. There were … Continued

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Slender stone columns reach out of canyons lush with forest transporting visitors to an otherworldly natural wonderland. It inspires the mind to think of alien landscapes from science fiction or the ethereal and mystical images from traditional Chinese ink paintings. … Continued

Manila Philippines

Manila, is great! It is humid and hot, but I lucked out and didn’t have to deal with any rainstorms where I was. It’s a big city that isn’t the easiest to get around unless you know it like the … Continued

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

My adventure to Malaysia was only a couple of days, so I didn’t venture very far from Kuala Lumpur or KL. This is the capital city of Malaysia, but it isn’t very old, less than 200 years old. MUD Honestly, … Continued

Batu Caves

Malaysia is made up of a mixed, diverse group of people. Being a former British colony, many Indians found their way to Kuala Lumpur bringing, among other things, Hinduism. Just outside of KL is one of the most famous Hindu … Continued

KL Tower and Petronas Twin Towers

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Have I ever shared how much I like going to the top of tall buildings? I don’t really know why. This is why the first things I did in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were to ascend to the top of KL … Continued

MacLehose Trail – Hong Kong GeoPark

On my most recent trip to Hong Kong, I accompanied a friend from Beijing to the LDS temple for his first time. It was a glorious experience. I am glad I was able to be there to support him. That … Continued

Acropolis and Parthenon

The crowning experience of our short visit to Athens was, of course, the Acropolis and Parthenon. We could see this architectural and historical gem from the roof of our hotel. Amazing! Acropolis Museum The outstanding Acropolis Museum sits at the … Continued


Zeus sent two eagles in opposite directions. Where they met would be the center of the world. They met at a rock in a place called Delphi. The rock is called the omphalos or navel. With a legend like this … Continued


After Turkey, we traveled to Greece for a few days. We figured, we’re in the area we might as well get to Athens. Magnificent Travel arranged everything for us to get to Athens from Cappadocia and have an enjoyable time … Continued

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