First Stop in Angkor Wat: Preah Khan

First Stop in Angkor Wat: Preah Khan

My first encounter with Angkor Wat was beyond mind-blowing, especially since I've always felt a strong connection to history and love experiencing cultures through their architecture. These temples aren't just old buildings under restoration; they're an amazing architectural feat of a once great Asian civilization. As for Angkor Wat in particular, I always knew it would [...]

Ta Prohm: A Beautiful Ruinous Monument

Ta Prohm: A Beautiful Ruinous Monument

It's hard to imagine these amazing pieces of history and culture being neglected for centuries, but that's exactly what happened to Ta Prohm. After being abandoned in the 15th century, Ta Prohm was left to fall into ruin, with only the jungle devouring it, giving it the awe-ispiring look that draws tourists today. What makes [...]

Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

Once known as the ancient capital of the feudal empire of Vietnam, Huế is a perfect sightseeing stop for history buffs and architectural enthusiasts alike. Think imperial cities, emperors, hidden tombs and religious serenity at the core of it all. During the Vietnam war, Huế was in a very vulnerable position due to its proximity to [...]

Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

Roma! Bene, Bene, Bene. Four years ago, I visited Rome at a very exciting time in my life. In 2010, I was living in Spain and traveling any chance I could, on fire for tasting different cultures and seeing places I had only longed for before. Traveling abroad was a desire brought on by the [...]

Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

Our time in Hue has been more than amazing, and WOW is it hot here. Temples, pagodas, tombs...This along with beautiful scenery makes Hue a perfect place to soak up history and the local flavor. Last night was a full moon and incidentally, August is the 7th month in the Chinese calendar. Buddhists believe that [...]

Champagne, France

Champagne, France

 After living in the City of Light for over a year at the time, I had to admit that the glittery sparkle of Paris had worn off un petit peu. My cousin and aunt's visit was the perfect way to awaken my tourist eyes again there and beyond. They wanted to visit the Champagne province just northeast [...]