Author Archives: GreenAfterTheRain

Half Day Trip Itinerary to Lantau Island: Ngong Ping 360 The Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery

For our first full day in Hong Kong, we spent a half day on Lantau Island to go see The Big Buddha and try a traditional vegetarian meal at Po Lin Monastery via Ngong Ping 360. We left right after breakfast and returned back to our hotel with a little bit of time to rest […]

San Francisco extended weekend Itinerary

San Francisco May 26, 2017 to May 30, 2017 Our Auntie from Australia came to visit last month and for once she had a request. She wanted to see go to “the snoopy museum” aka The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. We made it a family road trip during Memorial Day weekend; […]

The Sutro Baths Ruins and Lands End Lookout

Our original plan for the day was to go to park our car near the Golden Gate Bridge then find breakfast nearby, then go walk the Golden Gate Bridge and Crissy Fields. Instead I made a wrong turn and ended up heading west into the Richmond District. So we decided to go The Sutro Baths […]

Charles M Schulz Museum and Puppy Cafe in Santa Rosa, CA

The main reason we spent our Memorial Day weekend in the Bay Area was because Auntie (from Australia) actually requested for something! She wanted to see the “Snoopy Museum” aka The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA which is a little over 1 hour away from downtown San Francisco (about […]

Muir Woods National Monument on a Holiday Weekend

Our our 2nd full day in San Francisco, we actually left the city to see a few things north. After picking up some breakfast in Chinatown we headed out of the city (sort of) early. Muir Woods is a 1 hour drive from downtown San Francisco and had planned to arrive at about 8am. That […]

Fisherman’s Wharf from Pier 39 to Ghiradelli Square

I’m back! For a couple posts before Yunti will continue to share more about our family trip to San Francisco. Anyways, after eating a little bit of everything we hopped onto Street Car in search of Fisherman’s Wharf (and Pier 39). It’s only a 10 minute walk from the Ferry Terminal Building, but might as […]

The National Museum of Singapore – a day at the museum

We wanted to go to at least 1 museum in Singapore with my family and I went back and forth trying to decide on what museum to go to. I ended up going back and forth trying to decide between The Art Science Museum or the National Museum of Singapore. We ended up going to […]

Old Airport Road Food Centre

If you have been following my posts from my trip to Singapore last September you will have noticed that we have visited quite a few different food centres. Those food centres range from a modern food court at Food Republic to a touristy mock street market at Chinatown Food Street and Malaysian Street Food to a more traditional […]

Gardens by the Bay – Cloud Forest and Flower Dome Double Conservatories

Singapore is nicknamed the “garden city” and with the additional Gardens by the Bay in 2012 their nickname is more like “the city in the garden.” The beautiful Gardens by the Bay takes up 250 acres of reclaimed land and consists of gardens along the bay (south, east, and central). Bay South is the biggest […]

Marina Bay Sands and Sky Park

What do you think of when you hear people talk about Singapore? One common answer I get from friends and family would be the Marina Bay Sands. Well, most often then not they would refer to it as that hotel building thing with the boat on top or the place with the really cool infinity […]