Friday, February 29, 2008


First and foremost, for those who're born today, a very special Happy Birthday to you!
I mean, you only get to hear this like once every 4 years, it's gotta be special right?!

So enjoy the day!!

Well, one thing I can't enjoy as a Singaporean is the 4 seasons of the year. They say in Singapore, you only have 3 seasons - hot, hotter, hottest!! This makes an excellent excuse to travel, yah? Well, almost. I really wish to experience the changing of the seasons in a year - as in, experiencing the full cycle of nature's transformations in a country. Sure, there are practical realities of life in the 4 seasons, from the summer flies to shoveling of snow outside your house. But still, I wish....

In the meantime, as I've mentioned in one of my previous posts, the right season at the right places could really make a difference between a good trip and a fantastic trip! So, here's a recommendation of 4 seasons in 4 different countries :

Spring in Western Australia, where the wildflowers bloom, and the air is fresh and young!

Summer on the Mongolian steppes, where the expanse of sky and land merges, and the horses and your spirit run free!

Autumn in Xinjiang China, where pretty villages pass through time untouched

Winter in Hokkaido Japan, where the cold bites you, but the scenaries warm your heart and soul

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