Category Archives: Places to Visit

A Place I Am Determined to Visit #003: Bora Bora, Tahiti

3. Bora Bora, Tahiti/French Polynesia

I’m sure everyone has heard about Bora Bora at some point as it is a very popular destination for honeymoon. Huh…I definitely shall not go here alone! I’ll look so sad…lol. I’m really scared of the ocean but this place looks just too pretty to pass. Look at the color of the water!! So clean! :) Besides, I can either explore the lagoon at the  Bora Bora Lagoonarium by swimming with sharks, dolphins, and fishes (kinda scary…but cool) or if I feel that I’m not up for it, then I can ride in the Aquascope, which is a semi-submersible watercraft.

I want to take a really good book when I go here and just relax on the white sand and read too.

One down side of Bora Bora is that it’s ridiculously expensive there… :( oh money, why are thou always stopping me from having fun??! Why?!

Considering the price, I should go November to April but that’s when it’s rainy and humid… and unpredictable with storms. :( May to October is when there are a lot of tourists since the weather is nice but again, it would be very expensive. I’m thinking May for now. Most of my money would probably go into the hotel, since I really really really want a nice bungalow!! I mean, come on! Look at this!:

I’ll spend a lot less money for food by taking a lot of cup ramen there. lol… That should help out with the hotel bills?

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A Place I Am Determined to Visit #002: Austria’s Green Lake

If you know me well enough, you should know that I’m scared of water. (I’ve almost drowned when I was young.) But, despite my fear of big sea of water, I am determined to visit here:

I know it doesn’t seem that special beside the fact that it’s green and pretty. Oh boy, what if I told you that I want to scuba dive in the lake? Sure, you might say, “Why would you scuba dive in a lake? Stupid!” Let me convince you how awesome it would be to scuba dive in Green Lake, located in Tragöß, Austria. (Yeah, I don’t even know how to pronounce that place but I still want to visit there!!) If you’re still not convinced after the pictures I show you, then that’s fine with me since only 80 people are allowed to scuba dive in the lake per day.

Austria’s Green Lake

The left picture depicts how the park looks like during the fall and winter months. It’s nothing more than a beautiful scenic hiking place. Meanwhile, the right picture shows how the park gets partially immersed in water from the melted snow when the weather starts getting warm in the Spring. Here are more pictures:

Isn’t it amazing? This place just reminds me of the Atlantis. You can see the park benches and the hiking trails submerged under water. I don’t know about you, but it sounds like a pretty cool place to visit! I would definitely go when the level of water rises so that would be between June and July. But I also want to visit it when there’s low level of water because I heard it’s still amazing to hike here.

A Place I Am Determined to Visit #001: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

I love traveling. because:

1) I feel like I have escaped from the societal pressures.

2) Looking at beautiful landscapes remind me to fear God, who created it all, and humble my position as I physically see how small I am compared to Him.

3) Right now, I am kind of tired of this smog-infested city of LA that has kindly gifted me with allergies. *sniff sniff*

4) My dream goal is to travel all around the world to pray for the sick and help heal the wounded.

I just love the idea of going out to the unknown and discovering parts of the world that have been almost nonexistent to me. It can be scary for sure but it’s so exciting too.  Also, I just love to relax and soak in the beauty of nature.

So, I am determined to start saving money and crossing out the list I am about to compile in this blog. I’ll add more places as I am sure I will learn more of those that are travel-worthy.

The first place that has captured my heart is:

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

How beautiful is that picture?!

Salar de Uyuni is basically a salt flat, located in a high altitude of about 3600 meters above sea level! O_O That’s high. If you need a comparison, Mammoth Mountain is located 3371 meters above sea level. At least, the road to Mammoth is decent. I heard that the drive up to Salar de Uyuni is terrifying. But, seriously! Look at that picture! It looks like you’re walking on the sky! Unfortunately, the flat doesn’t look like this any time of the year. If you go to Salar de Uyuni in May, it will look like this:
Salar de Uyuni  Bolivia

I mean, it’s nice but, I’d rather go during March to April to see the mirror reflection of the lake shown in the first picture.

When I go, I want to travel different places in Bolivia as well – maybe for around a week? Not so sure yet. I want to eat Bolivian food and just learn about Bolivian culture from the people there… In order to do that, I should brush up on my Spanish skills f’sho! :P