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Starfield Library – A puzzle piece of modern knowledge

Not only book lovers but anyone will be overwhelmed by the glorious, elegant and modern design of  Starfield Open library. Before being named as Starfield, this library has been long referred to as the Open Library because it was designed in the style of open space, high ceilings with lots of entrances, no gates, no doors, no physical boundaries and no security controls. continue reading

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Seoul – a puzzle of contrasts

In my personal opinion, if Saigon is messy but friendly, Bangkok is colorful, Jarkata and Manila are jammed in all directions, Beijing and Shanghai are cold and polluted, Delhi is hasty and decentralized, Tokyo is crowded and bustling, Seoul is a puzzle of contrasts. The opposition is seen in architecture, fashion, cuisine and in several little things in daily life. It is the unique beauty creating the attractiveness for this city. continue reading

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Yongmeori seashore – The symphony of rocks and waves

What come to your mind immediately when thinking about “Rocks”, is it perhaps the grandeur, roughness, ruggedness and firmness? How's about “the waves of the sea”, they are probably soft, flexible but powerful. These two seemingly opposing objects were magically harmonized in Yongmeori Coast, located in the south of Jeju Island, Korea. It is the symphony of rocks and waves with layers of sandstone overlapping each other, in a great diversity of shapes which are soft and smooth like the waves, stretching the entire coastline. continue reading

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The authenticity of Cham island

The beaches in Cu Lao Cham are not too splendid despite its clear turquoise water and smooth white sand (because I have seen much more beautiful beaches). Scuba diving in Cu Lao Cham is not super spectacular as there are not many fishes and sea creatures. Coral reefs are large and vary in shape but look monochrome. The authentic charm of Cu Lao Cham lies in its idyllic wildness of the beaches, the honesty and friendliness of the people who have been struggling to make a living in their homeland through tourist related business. continue reading ...

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Scuba diving in Mun island, Nha Trang

We luckily had a beautiful sunny day with clear blue sky, calm and warm sea. Large yellow coral reefs were shinning at a depth of 12m under the bright sunlight. It was so relaxing and joyful when diving among the cliffs, admiring colorful flourish marine life, then nervously crawling into a narrow cave, dumbfounded by a big herd of black fishes inside, and anxiously swimming through them to get out. continue reading...

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17 days strolling through the extreme cold Scandinavia

It was the 17 coldest days of my life when I experienced in the weather from -15 oC to 6 oC. It was a trip that I achieved my own record for doing many things I never did. It was a trip with many troubles and incidents as well as the most interesting surprises. And it was also the memorial trip for our group when many of us could make it (9 people).