#Cherry Blossoms of Sapporo

Finally got to see the cherry blossom of Japan – bucket list wish accomplished!

The #Shanghai Bund

#Shanghai Bund! All lit up – it just #shines
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Tongli Bridges

Some ancient #bridges on the waterways of #Tongli in Southern #China.

The Water Towns of Southern China

#Tongli water town scenic area about an hour’s metro Ride from #Suzhou #China. I think I had the Best Weather possible!

#Wysteria Flower

Lovely #wysteria #bonzai plants in the Humble Administrator’s Garden in #Suzhou – So pretty! 🌼

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Happy Trees!

Celebrations abound! Festive palm tree in Taipei

Elephant Mountain!

We climbed Elephant Mountain 😵 💀 I stopped counting after 400 stairs – I have since died of stair death. 👻 I am just a ghost now. . . . But seriously! 👍🏔 It was the nicest time I’ve had in a while. We didn’t get there until after 6 and it was already way dark. I was worried it would be full of drunks / creeps / make-out sessions. It wasn’t! We kept running into the nicest people! Everyone was encouraging each other. Ran into a group of about 15 #Indonesia students there for someone’s birthday. Then a group of #Korean boys. Then some westerners. A #Chinese girl who was posing for a billion pictures with the help of a #Philippine boy who was great about trying different shots and so patient. Then a sweet #Philippine boy walked us down – he’s just finished a contract in Japan. Everyone was just telling each other ‘you can do it! You’re almost there!’ This is what ‘coming together’ and ‘community’ should look like. ❤️❤️ Made me fall in love with humanity again.