The Kiwi – New Zealand’s national bird and an endangered species. There are five different species of the Kiwi, which all look like wingless chickens. However they’re quite a bit different. With an incubation period of 80 days, that’s a lot more than a chicken’s measly 21. The male is the one who incubates, instead […]Read more "Kiwi Bird Encounter"
My mum voiced her interest in going on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, which are said to be some of the most amazing walks in the world. After going, its sure hard to say they’re wrong. There were two plausible choicest for us: the Milford Sound track, or the Routeburn track. We chose the […]Read more "The Routeburn Track"
Yay! We took a day tour and went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. It was amazing and eye-opening. We snorkeled at two places on the reef. The boat was a catamaran and it left at 08:20 and arrived at the reef around 10:00. Before going, I thought that the reef was right by the […]Read more "Great Barrier Reef"
On my trip to Japan with LYSCO, and LYSCO’s Japanese counterpart YOCCA, we got the experience of going to school for three days. Which was an extraordinary opportunity. For starters its nothing (okay, well a little bit) like middle schools in the US or Canada. They do have school five days a week, and a […]Read more "Japan Part 2"
A couple of weeks ago 19 Livermore area students and I traveled to Japan on an exchange program with the Livermore Yotsukaido Sister City Organization (LYSCO). (oh, I almost forgot, there were also 17 chaperones/delegates too). Our sister city is Yotsukaido, in the Chiba Prefecture. For an easier frame of reference, it’s an hour east […]Read more "Japan: Part 1"
I am disappointed with souvenirs. The purchasing of souvenirs started out as a great idea, a way to remember something you did with a physical object. Now, they’re just something you buy on a trip and forget about the minute you come home. The word souvenir originated in France, around 1775 from the word subvenire, […]Read more "Souvenirs"
Biking is something that I enjoy a lot. I believe that it’s a great way to be outside, like you’re on a hike, but you get to see more because you’re going at a faster pace. Recently, my parents and I went biking in San Francisco and I found it dissimilar to what I’m used […]Read more "Biking in San Francisco"
I’ve had the rare opportunity to travel a lot in my early life, and I thought it’d be a good idea to look back at it. Look back at it and see not just where I’ve been, but what I felt about it. All the way up to when I was 11 years old, I […]Read more "Reflecting Back"
Crater lake is located in southern Oregon in Crater Lake National Park. I hope this blog educates people who don’t know what Crater Lake is, and hopefully gives more to the people who already know about it. It is a mostly circular lake with a cinder cone island near the western edge called Wizard island. […]Read more "Crater Lake"
I accumulated many things to think about on my trip to Europe. I feel I’ve learned more in three months than I could have in a whole year at home reading books. My favorite way to learn was by walking around cities, ancient sites, and hiking trails. It was a great way to see people […]Read more "My European Adventure: a reflection"