16 May, 2018 in Lijiang, Visions

Roaming around Yunnan I visited most of the obvious tourist destinations, starting from Kunming, then Dali, and finally Lijiang. What I didn’t plan, but found a delightful surprise, was an ancient water town about 30 minutes north-west of Lijiang called Shuhe which I visited to escape the endless tourist crowds visiting the very same destinations. […]

21 Jul, 2016 in Belgrade
Gardos Belgrade Serbia (1)

On my last day in Belgrade I crossed the river to the southern side of Zemun, to climb up to the Gardos Tower to get views of Belgrade from afar. This tower dates back to 1896, and located in what used to be an old fortress and town, now a lively Gardos area, a cool […]

9 Apr, 2016 in Serbia, Visions
Visions of Novi Sad Serbia (5)

My visit to Serbia was short, so centered mainly around Belgrade with a quick getaway trip to Novi Sad. In Novi Sad I had exactly enough time to visit the hill-top fortress and see a bit of the old town center. Although Novi Sad suffered some of the heaviest NATO bombing during the war, there’s […]

28 May, 2014 in Northern Israel
Tel Hazor National Park Israel (24)

Northern Israel is filled with history and throughout the country-side there are UNESCO heritage sites that date back thousands of years. On the opposite site of the Gallillee from the fabulous Tel Megiddo close to the Golan Heights is the Tel Hazor National Park, another gem surrounded by lush green nature. Dating back four millenia, […]

24 Aug, 2010 in Shanghai
Shanghai Qibao (21).JPG

When you picture old China, what comes to mind? If you want to feel more of old Chinese-style Shanghai you need to move away from the colonial areas and the modern skyscrapers and venture onto the water towns surrounding Shanghai City. While there are quite a few water town options, the closest one to central […]

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