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 […]

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 […]

22 Dec, 2018 in Kumamoto, Visions

Japan is one of my favorite travel destinations. I’ve been to Japan many times, and it has always proved a unique cultural and aesthetically beautiful experience challenging much of how I previously experienced Asia, or travel anywhere else in the world. In my most recent visit I set out to start from Kagoshima in the […]

21 Dec, 2018 in Paris, Visions

This year I was fortunate to have a couple of weeks to spend in Paris and go and explore beyond what I already saw in my previous visits. I’ve been to Paris quite a few times, but it seems like every visit my understanding of the city becomes more nuanced, I notice different things, my […]

21 Dec, 2018 in Lijiang, Visions

Lijiang in Yunnan province was one of the nicest visits I’ve had so far to China, and I’ve been around – to many parts of China. A beautiful well kept old town, little streams and canals, with some world class attractions.   This is a photo walk summary of my visit to Lijiang, in Yunnan […]

14 Dec, 2018 in Lijiang

On the northern side of Lijiang, starting from Wufeng Pavilion, is a large area that extends the old town of Lijiang, with a beautiful lake park, with grand views of the snowy mountains in the back (like Jade Dragon Snow Mountain). At the center of the lake are pagodas, and a few attractions (like the Lijiang […]

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