29 Nov, 2018 in Guangdong, Visions

By now, I’ve explored most of what Hong Kong has to offer and so I find myself venturing out to the nearby mainland China Guangdong province. When I ask my Hong Kong friends if they go travel in Guangdong they usually reply there isn’t much to visit or see there, it’s not like Guangdong is […]

20 Nov, 2018 in Fukuoka, Visions

In my recent visit to Japan I had a chance to visit the Fukuoka region, and a quick fast train away is Kitakyushu, an old industrial city. Near a very large trading port, surrounded by mountains, one of the first things I did was – ofcourse – to catch a cable car to the top to […]

14 Nov, 2018 in Sokcho, Visions

In one of my recent visits to South Korea I made my way to the east coast near the coastline around Sokcho. Aside from the quite beach-side getaway from Korea, there were lots of nice little attractions, such as lively local food markets, gorgeous Buddhist temples, and great observation decks with panoramic views of the area. […]

12 Nov, 2018 in Fukuoka, Visions

Japan is one of my favorite places to travel. Even short trip to places to non touristic places seems to end up as being very enjoyable, and me generally being very impressed and delighted with the Japanese. Even my trip to Fukuoka, that didn’t have any specific highlight in min, ended up being quite nice. […]

1 Nov, 2018 in Lijiang

Shuhe was a delightful unexpected surprise, a recommendation I received when I was visiting Lijiang, to get away from the tourist crowds. A 30min taxi toward the northwest, and you’re there. It’s an ancient water town offering tranquility, peace, and quiet. A bit like Lijiang, it also offers long winding alleys with small water canals, […]

13 Oct, 2018 in Gyeongju

On my recent visit to South Korea I somehow found myself in Gyeongju, a small town with great historical attractions and some wonderful scenic views. One of those is the UNESCO heritage site Bulguksa Temple, dating back to the 8th century and affiliated with the royalty, whose odd large tombs are a grand attraction nearby near […]

11 Oct, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

Chuncheon in South Korea, is a quick daytrip from Seoul, offering nature, with scenic views, mountains, rivers, and lakes, with Korean countryside atmosphere. It’s all very catered to the Korea tourists, with lots of water sports attractions, cable cars, slides, observation decks, sky walks, and an endless array of food and entertainment options along the […]

24 Sep, 2018 in Kandy

My trip to Sri Lanka was cut short due to riots taking place in central Sri Lanka between the Buddhists and the Muslims. As I was coming out from the lovely Kandy Royal Botanical Gardens, my driver rushed to me and told me we have to get out of Kandy fast and pointed to arriving […]

17 Sep, 2018 in Nanjing

Following a visit to Nanjing University I had half a day to explore the area and so set off from campus towards the north east to go see Xuanwu Lake and the nearby Nanjing old city walls. I was lucky with the weather and pollution levels were fairly low, and since it was a weekday, […]

15 Sep, 2018 in Seoul, Visions

A quick trip from Seoul in South Korea towards the south east is the wonderful  Namhansanseong National Park. A historical old city on top of mountain with dense forest, surrounded by fortified walls, used as the emergency backup castle for the Korean kings. It offers vast panoramic views of Seoul city, where you can get […]

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