Wanderlust: Guangzhou, the city of the five lambs (part one)

It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to post about my travels, but now that I’m back home, I finally have some time to get all my photos sorted out. I spent the last three weeks or so along the Southeastern coast of China, in Guangzhou and Xiamen, so the next few posts will be sharing my experiences there.

Lingnan Impressions Garden

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new: check out All the Beautiful Time’s Instagram page!

It’s been a while since I last posted, mostly because I’ve been on the road the whole time. I’ve got a bunch of posts lined up for the next few days, but because I’ve taken so many photos, I decided to make a new Instagram page just for my blog. So head over to @shipsarebuilttosail to check out a photo preview of what I’ve been doing the past three weeks! Likewise, stay tuned for new posts coming soon!! šŸ¤—

explore ATX: Barton Creek Greenbelt

Up next in our Explore Austin series is the Barton Creek Greenbelt, which is located in south-centralĀ Austin. The Greenbelt contains 12.68 miles of beautiful, scenic trails for hiking, limestone bluffs for rock climbing & swimming. A creek, aptly named Barton Creek, passesĀ through Barton Creek Greenbelt andĀ some of the more scenic areas in Greater Austin.

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explore ATX: Blue Cat Cafe

This summer, I’m spending my time here in Austin to do some research, but of course, now there’s no longer any school/homework for me to worry about, I can actually go and explore Austin on the weekends! I’ll be starting my new Explore ATX series, which will hopefully highlight some of Austin’s gems that you, if you ever get the chance to come down here to Austin, can maybe check out later yourself! First up, Blue Cat Cafe.

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Sweet Tooth: Double Skin Milk & Ginger Milk Pudding

Double skin milkĀ is a popularĀ Cantonese dessert made of milk, egg whites, and sugar, and my mom absolutely loves it. It kind of reminds me of panna cotta, because it’s essentially just a velcety smooth milk custard with two skins — the first one forms when the boiled milk is cooled; the second, when the cooked custard is cooled. I’ve also included another recipe for ginger milk pudding, since the two can often be eaten together. Ginger milk pudding is another popular Cantonese dessert made from ginger, milk and sugar.

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Sweet Tooth: Amber Walnuts

Here’s an extremely simple yet delicious lil’ recipe for Amber Walnuts to add a bit of spice and edge to your life! šŸ™‚ Walnuts are a staple part of the Chinese diet, and we love to eat them as snacks (they’re said to be good for your brain and hair, too, but I cannot verify that statement…but I can verify that they’re extremely yummy!)

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