Sunday Snapshot  | The Other Side of Macau | Macau

Sunday Snapshot | The Other Side of Macau | Macau

I’ve been wanting a ‘twirling’ picture for about a year, ever since an adorable one on Pinterest caught my eye. While this photo might not be exactly the same, Dan and I still had a great time meandering through Macau and snapping an absurd amount of pictures along the way. This photo was taken right after the Moorish Barracks, and we love how you can see the Grand Lisboa peeking through the narrow street. In my next twirling picture I’m definitely wearing heals. ;-P Want to see your picture featured on our Photo Friday segment? We’re now accepting guest submissions! Just send us an email at acruisingcouple@gmail.com with your photo and a brief description. We’d love to have...
Ubud, Bali: More than just ‘Eat, Pray, Love’

Ubud, Bali: More than just ‘Eat, Pray, Love’

We were sitting at breakfast in the middle of who-knows-where-Java, drenched to the bone and devouring our glamorous breakfast of plain toast and Nescafe after a failed attempt at climbing Mt. Bromo.  (Well, in all fairness, we succeeded in waking up at 4am and climbing to the viewpoint to see the sunrise. It was the constant downpour—aka lack of seeing anything—that constituted as failure.) A couple of minutes into our breakfast of champions, a retro British gal (also returning from the not so epic Bromo quest) asked to join us as she awaited her next transport. Our conversation soon arrived at the generic, travelers meeting other travelers questionnaire, somewhat reminiscent of freshman year of college. After covering the basics of “Where are you from?”, “How long are you here?” and “Is this going to be a long term, clingy friendship kind-of thing? Cuz I can’t tell if you’re annoying quite yet.”, our chatting soon turned to Ubud. Our new friend had just spent a month practicing yoga there, and I was intrigued to find out if it lived up to all the hype it receives. After all, I kept hearing Ubud was supposedly the one place I just had to visit while in Bali. Like finding out your favorite male celebrity is actually only attracted to other men, her description more than turned me off: “Well, actually, it’s quite Eat, Pray, Love at the moment. A lot of middle aged American women soul searching and practicing bunny yoga. But I still loved it. Everyone does.” Ughhhhhhh. I inwardly groaned for about five minutes, thinking back to how much I...

Day 314: Breakdancing Competition

  Every weekend in Hsinchu there are free concerts and performances in the outside pavilion by the train station. While most of them are a little bit less than average, these break dancers actually had some pretty good moves. You’ll often find groups of students congregating in public areas outside to practice their dance...