13 Jan, 2019 in Dambulla and Sigiriya

One of the first stops on my roadtrip around Sri Lanka was to see an old temple Dambulla Rock Temple, a UNESCO heritage site, one of the best preserved cave temples in Sri Lanka, dating back to 1st century BC. There are a series of caves with a large collection of Buddhas, and some great panoramic […]

12 Jan, 2019 in Kunming

Yunnan province was one of my highlights so far touring around China, and the base was Kunming. Dali, Lijiang, and the smaller towns in Yunnan are the real attraction, but Kunming also has a few attractions worth visiting. I spent a day walking around the central area and exploring, the main attraction there – shopping […]

11 Jan, 2019 in Dambulla and Sigiriya

I came in to Sri Lanka with zero plans, figured out in Colombo that I should rent a car and head out, and since driving myself wasn’t possible I got a driver with the car. He was pretty decent, and I was open to whatever, so most things he suggested I followed. One of the […]

30 Dec, 2018 in Yearly summaries

So what did 2018 look like?   After over 3 years of being away from Asia, being based in North American and Europe, I returned to Hong Kong, to take the next step in my professional career. I enjoyed my life in Europe very much, and was already very familiar with Hong Kong, so was […]

30 Dec, 2018 in Northern Italy

After my visit to Turin northern Italy, I took a short road trip up to the northern mountains, before heading down to Genoa. I have heard it’s a nice ride, but nothing prepared me for the spectacular views of that region.  Sacra di San Michele, up high, is the perfect observation point for the mountains and […]

29 Dec, 2018 in Helsinki

Much to see and do in Helsinki, but one of the nicest things I did was to take a short boat trip to one of the outlaying islands to explore some of the local history with the Suomenlinna fortress, and 18th century defensive island protecting Helsinki from invasions. There are a few stops for the boat […]

28 Dec, 2018 in Busan

I have a slight obsession with cable cars, if I’m visiting somewhere, one of the first things I look for is whether they have a cable car or an observation deck. Coming in to Busan without doing much homework, I googled that, and quickly found that  there’s the Song Marine Cable Car from Songdo Beach, that goes […]

27 Dec, 2018 in Fukuoka

I love specialty museums. I’m so tired of the same old typical museums in each city that every time I run into something different, I’m ecstatic. In a recent trip to Japan to the Fukuoka region, I did a quick trip to the nearby Kitakyushu and while on the bus from one cable car to another […]

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 […]

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