Rainforest and butterflies 🦋

Near New Debiso, there is an area of rainforest in the Bia National Park. New Debiso is a tiny little village in Ghana, around 10 km from Debiso, not far from CI-Ghana border.

West Africa isn’t the best place to see the animals, except in Benin, other countries it’s not easy to find BIG 5. That’s probably also the reason that hold people back from visiting the region, no many animals, the beach isn’t the most stunning, plus the language barriers, why should we visit West Africa indeed? I might make a post about this question I get from friends later.

It wasn’t even rain season, during rain season you can see quite a lot of butterflies in the rainforest. But still during the trakking, I got to spot some butterflies.

Even though it wasn’t rain season, there were still quite a few of them flying around. Besides butterflies there wasn’t much to see. But you can stay in a guesthouse in the park, which isn’t bad and the owner is super nice.

Have a good Monday, although I heard this Monday is the most depressive Monday in the year.

「Suizenji Jojuen Garden」a Japanese circular garden of Momoyama period style

The Suizenji Jojuen Garden in Kumamoto is a typical Japanese circular garden where you can find Japanese sculpturing art at its best. Inside the garden every bush and hedge seemed precisely cut to perfection. It was named Jojuen after a sentence of a poem written by Tao Yuanming. The garden is hidden in a suburb of Kumamoto. The garden was very quiet and peaceful. it brought me surprisingly refreshing tranquil feeling while walking around.

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First glance at Kyushu’s retro-feel onsen village – Kurokawa Onsen

Just arrived in Kyushu’s most retro-feel onsen village. In Kyushu there are quite a few onsen spots, among which Kurokawa is considered Kyushu’s hidden gem. This small and charming village is located in the middle of Kyushu, near the active volcano Aso.

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Scenic K810 train ride in China (from Changsha to Zhangjiajie)

I love trains. China has an extensive train network that links almost all the major cities around the country, although sometimes it can be difficult to get the ticket especially during bank holidays.

There are many scenic rountes in south and west China where density is relatively low compared to the east part of the country. West Hunan provence is famous for its landscape, the most famous being Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan national park. I took the K-train from Changsha to Zhangjiajie. Many bullet train routes have been built in recent years, yet there are only slower trains for more remote places in middle and west China. I chose the second class seat to go to Zhangjiajie.

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