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Did you know where the most fragrant town in the world is? Ok, let me give you a hint here. A small town situated in Southern France. Oh, you cannot guess it? Let’s continue with the second hint. The world’s most famous perfume, Chanel No.5 is originated from this small town! Ah, still cannot get it right? Alright, let me tell you, the correct answer is Grasse (Not grass).

grasse streeet view



For your information, the most renowned fragrant/perfume is being produced in Grasse. That’s why, Grasse is also best known as “the cradle of traditional perfumery”.

grasse


During 16th century, Grasse’s perfume makers have been using a unique perfume making technique to ensure the fragrant are always in the top condition. In 1614, Grasse started to plant a lot of flowers and herbs on the surrounding areas. The royal families started to command the perfume makers to produce the oil that containing flowers/herbs fragrant.

perfume museum in grasse



France’s first perfumery factory is established at Grasse in 1730. After it, perfumery starts to gain its popularity and eligible France to win the highest title, “The Kingdom of Perfume”.

Nowadays, over 80 percent of France’s perfume is being manufactured in Grasse. So, next time if you’re traveling to Grasse, don’t forget to pick up a perfume or cologne for your loved one!
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China, which is best known as “the Land of Dragon” is one of the great countries in the world that have over five thousand years of history. As the most populous nation in the world with over 1.3 billion of people, it has twenty-two provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities and two autonomous Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong and Macau).

The People’s Republic of China has a very unique landscape, as it greatly differs from the subtropical forests in the wet south to the deserts in the dry north!



Suzhou, a beautiful ancient city in Jiangsu province, is one of the magnificent cities in China. For your information, it’s famed for its beautiful gardens and traditional waterside architecture. It's also been known as “The Eastern Venice”.

Johnson Gao, the author of “Suzhou – The Eastern Venice” mentioned in his book that, “There is the heaven upon the sky; There are two beautiful cities, Suzhou and Hangzhou, on the Earth!”

Suzhou is a city that connected with a complicated system of rivers. You might able to see over thousands of bridges scattering all over the Suzhou City.



Honestly, it’s totally a pleasure, especially when you’re sitting on the rental boat passing through a lot of ancient stone-arch bridges.

According to the China’s history, Suzhou was once the capital of the Kingdom of Wu from the 12th to 4th centuries BC! In addition, it’s also the heaven for scholars and skilled craftsmen in the ancient as well.



There are many historical monuments in Suzhou City, such as Pan Gate, Huqiu Temple, Ping Jiang Road, Hanshan Temple, The Lingering Garden (One of the largest and most important classical gardens in Suzhou; It has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997) and so on…

By the way, it’s definitely an enjoyable, by having dinner at Li Gong Ti and viewing the fascinating night city night view!
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Kiss Goodbye to the Nasty Sunlight

December 28th 2012 03:27
Travel is supposed to be a fun yet interesting activity. However, I saw many travelers, especially the women (Sorry, I’ve no offense to the ladies, but I spoke out the truth) always covering themselves with thick clothes!

Honestly, you don’t have to torture yourself with the clothes, if you’re practicing these following tips…

Sun Protection
You should avoid direct contact with the sunlight. Wear a sunglass or apply the sun block that rich with SPF when necessary. A Fisherman’s hat is a good equipment to block the strong UV sunlight!

Moisturizing
When you’re losing too much of water from your body, the metabolism of your body is rapidly decreasing. In this moment, you should drink plenty of water and eat a lot of vegetables or fruits. Intake more foods, which is rich with Vitamin A, C and D is good for your health during traveling.

Medicines or first aid kit
If you’re entering the forests or reservoirs, remember to bring the insect repellents. Also, keeps the first aid kit beside you. For those who have motion sicknesses, it’s better to equip yourself with motion sickness pills or sugar cubes.

Clothes
When you’re visiting the countries with hot climate, then it’s necessary to wear the casual clothes with lighter color, as it reflects most of the heat out from the person. In cooler climate countries, it’s a must to equip yourself with thick fur, darker color clothes.
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Vietnam, one of the countries in Southeast Asia, is full with many beautiful yet historical monuments. I’ve been to Vietnam three times and visited most of the important places in Vietnam.

Instead of the two main cities, Ho Chi Minh a.k.a Saigon and Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, I would like to mention another attractive city in Vietnam, Hue


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Hokkaido, which is formerly known as Ezo, is the Northeast and second largest island in Japan. It surrounds by the sea and separates from the Honshu’s mainland by the Tsugaru Strait.

Even though Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan, but its density level is the lowest, as there are only 66.8 /km


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How are your days, my friends? It’s good to see you again…

In the last topic, we’re discussing about the do’s and don’ts before you go for a trip. Ok, it’s time to continue our journey and hope you’re ready for it


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My friends always asked me, “Wilson, would you please tell me, what’s the do’s and don’ts, before I travel to another country?”

Ok, even though I’m not the famous “Travel Guru”, but I have a list of several tips that might shed you some light on what to do, when you’re traveling to foreign countries


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You’re always busy with the daily job and didn’t have time to refresh your stressed mind at all? Well, it’s time to recharge yourself and release all the tension.

If you’re traveling to the Malaysia, then you cannot miss the Malacca’s A Fomosa Holiday Resort


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Welcome back, guys. We’ve been talking about the world’s famous tourists traps in the previous post. Today, I would like to continue the journey to another three more well-known tourists traps.

Let’s jump into the bandwagon, as we’re about to start the ride


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Let’s telling the truth. One of my biggest reasons, why I’m traveling to other countries is to experience the exotic yet unique local attractions by myself. Honestly, I hated to go those places, which are filling with many tourists’ traps!

First of all, do you know what is the meaning of “Tourist Traps”? It’s an establishment, which has been well-designed to attract tourists, whether the local or the foreign tourists. The main purpose of the tourist trap is to encourage the tourists to spend more money out from their wallets


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