First day in Athens

March 29, 2018 Athens, Greece

We left Toronto at around 5pm the day before and arrived in Athens the next day at 9:20 am. I always love arriving early in the morning so I can see the view of the city while landing. 
It was really hot already when we got out of the subway. Even walking to our hotel was hard. I was sweating a lot already. 
We checked in and dropped off our bags at our hotel. We took a walk around Ommonia square and stopped at a cafe to eat pies and get a cold drink. Everyone in Greece drinks frappe. All day and night. 
We also walked to Monastriki area. This is a very busy square in Athens. You can shop here for souvenirs and other knick knacks. It also has a flea market. 
A whole street of shops lined up on either side of the street.
We just quickly browsed around the area.
I was not in the mood to shop yet so we looked at ancient ruins instead. This is Hadrian's library. We didn't have tickets to go inside but it was nice to see it. 
And we got a glimpse of the Acropolis! A pretty good day 1 in Athens.

Lamma Island, Hong Kong

March 21, 2018 Lamma Island, Hong Kong

Taking a day trip to an island in Hong Kong is easy. It's especially easy when your HK friends takes you there. 

We took a boat to Lamma Island. Of course on our way there, we took a pit stop to Cafe Coral for breakfast. I ate so much in Hong Kong. Everyone just eats all the time and I don't know how they all stay skinny?!?

When we finally stopped eating, we went to the pier to buy the tickets for the ferry. I don't remember how much we paid but it was nominal. The boat ride takes 40 minutes.

I ended up taking a nap once we sat down inside the ferry. I was so tired, I just fell asleep. I only woke up when we were close to Lamma Island already.
We docked at Yung Sue Wan Ferry Pier. It was a small pier but with a lot of wooden boats parked around it.
So cute!
We arrived!
Started walking around the pier area where plenty of restaurants and stores are located. They just started to open for the day.
Found banana trees! Not ripe yet though.
We also found Tin Hau Temple during our walk. We stopped to light incense.
And we also walked on a trail and ended up going the opposite direction than we wanted to go to. I thought the 3 guys were expert navigators but...
We ended up walking to the power station. But we got this very nice view so I wasn't mad. We got hungry to we walked back to the pier to eat. Next entry coming up on what we ate.
And when we were leaving the pier, we saw these big wooden boats. It was really fun to go on a day trip in Lamma Island. You can eat there, walk, or hike. We saw some serious hikers and then there was us just looking for seafood ;)

Life Update 5.0

March 18, 2018 Toronto, ON, Canada

Okinawa, Japan

Happy spring? Or at least I'm hoping the temperature rises a little more so I can start saying "It's spring!". But that's probably not going to happen yet so I just have to be a little more patient. 
I just came back from my third trip to Japan and I must say that this might be the best one yet! It was absolutely amazing being back in Japan and having an awesome adventure in Okinawa. Wow! 

I have a lot of back entries I need to get done before I can post more of my Japan trip. But I am planning to overlap posting between my Asia trips and Greece trip last year so I can catch up faster. I will be posting more often now that I have accumulated a lot of drafted post. I am hoping you read and comment. 

Also, if you need any tips from me please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on either my instagram (DM me!) or e-mail. I am always happy to help! Or if you just want to say hi :) 

Happy Sunday! 

Bohol Tour - Tarsier Sanctuary

March 15, 2018 Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, Tarsier Sunctuary Rd, Corella, Bohol, Philippines

It has been my goal to see the Tarsier in Bohol.  Tarsier's are one of my world's smallest primates. I was shocked when I saw the tarsier's in person and how tiny they looked. I did not expect them to be really really small. They have a tiny body with huge eyes!

Of course we went to visit during the day and they were all sleeping as they are nocturnal animals.
The entrance fee to the Tarsier Sanctuary was P60 pesos (or $1.45 CDN). You are supposed to be quiet when you enter the sanctuary to not disturb the sleeping tarsier's but there was a group of older ladies with us and they were very LOUD!
We were all trying to hush them but they were not listening. Poor little tarsier's.
And the saddest part is that they are endangered animals.
You will spend no more than 1 hour here. You basically go around the sanctuary and spot the tarsier's and that's it. 

What I Ate: Laduree, Toronto

March 12, 2018 3401 Dufferin St, North York, ON M6A 2T9, Canada

Laduree's store at Yorkdale Mall opened last December. The line was too long then for me to come to the store. My Mom and I met up at Yorkdale Mall to celebrate my birthday early. When we passed by the store, there was no line so we took advantage of it. 
I love interior of the store. It's a pastel heaven! Everything was cute!
Hard to choose what flavour to get. I had tons of choices!
I got a box of 6 macarons for $27. Love the boxed packaging!
My cute Turquoise box.
I picked 2 pistachios (my Mom ate want already), salted caramel, chocolate, passion fruit, and rose petal. 
You can also dine inside the store. They have a selection of sandwiches, soups, cakes, and of course macarons. And also gourmet tea's and coffee. 

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