24 Mar, 2019 in Koh Samui, Visions

This Chinese new year, I returned to Thailand after 14 years of being away. I can’t imagine why it took me so long. Especially having lived in Asia for a few years since. But I’m very glad that I did. My visit to Koh Samui, which I remembered as an over-touristy commercialized island, compared to […]

10 Mar, 2019 in Bangkok, Visions

Thailand was my first stop in Asia, where I spent over 3 months, on and off. It’s been 14 years since I left, and did not have a chance to visit back until this year. I was curious to see what I’ll remember and how I’ll feel about things. To my surprise, there’s very little I […]

20 Feb, 2019 in Coimbra, Obidos, Visions

On my last trip to Portugal, I did a road trip down from Porto towards Lisbon, going through the mountains and making stops in key cities along the way. There are quite a few remarkable cities to visit on that route, of which I choose two – Obidos and Coimbra. Obidos is a small fortified […]

31 Jan, 2019 in Porto, Visions

Ever since I first visited Portugal, to Lisbon and Sintra, I’ve been meaning to come back and explore more, and this year managed to make my way back and explore more of the north. First stop, Porto, with a grand river set between two hills, connected by a series of bridges. Walkable old town, lots […]

27 Jan, 2019 in Viseu & mountains, Visions

I recently returned to Portugal to do a roadtrip from Porto up north slowly down towards Lisbon, and on the way managed to see beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the area around Viseu, which served as a base for the night. To give you a taste of Portuguese glory, here are my photo summary visions of the […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Dali, Visions

Yunnan province in China remains one of the best trips I’ve ever done in China, and I’ve done plenty in China. One of the unexpected treats was Dali, specifically the gorgeous old town and my visit to the huge mountains nearby. I’m a sucker for cable cars, and Dali offered one of the most amazing […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Kagoshima, Visions

On my last visit to Japan I visited a new region. Kagoshima is down on the south western part of Japan, an area with lots of volcano mountains, which together with the Japanese islands landscape offers some spectacular scenery. In Japan this also means hotsprings and spa, which the Japanese know how to do very […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Visions, Zhuhai

In late 2018 China opened the Hong Kong-Macau-Zhuahi bridge, the longest bridge in the world and an archaeological wonder. I’ve been to Macau many times, but I’ve never visited Zhuhai, so opening of the bridge gave me the opportunity to experience the bridge and see a new place. Zhuhai exceeded my very low expectations. Sure, […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Quang Nam Province, Visions

I recently made a nostalgia visit to Hoi An Vietnam after 13 years of being away. Although I stayed in Hoi An for 2 months, I did very little to explore Danang, which back then seemed to me like a big boring and “expensive” city, compared to the Hoi An little town charm. During this […]

25 Dec, 2018 in Quang Nam Province, Visions

I recently made a nostalgia trip to Vietnam, after 13 years of being away. Long ago, in 2005, I was backpacking through south-east Asia, and somehow got stuck for 2 months in the little town of Hoi An. The only reason I left was that my visa ran out. There was a special charm to […]

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