28 May, 2019 in Chang Mai

After 14 years of being away I made my way back to where it all began – Chang Mai, my first stop on the 14+ years travel journey. I revisited places I’ve already been to, but also got a chance to see new things. I rented a scooter for a couple of days, and on […]

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 […]

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 […]

13 Dec, 2018 in Gyeongju

My last stop in the trip of southern South Korea was Gyeongju, the city of strange old tombs. I started my walk on the northern side, and soon came across large green unnatural looking hills, that marked the beginning of a large park of gardens and tombs with various old archaeological sites, like an old observatory, […]

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 […]

21 Jul, 2018 in Gyeongju

My last stop on my recent trip to southern South Korea around Busan was to Gyeongju. About to wrap things up on my last day I went to visit Bulguksa Temple, and when taking the bus back to city center I noticed a funky building and a big sign for Expo. I quickly realized I probably […]

28 Mar, 2018 in Alajuela

After visiting La Paz Waterfalls, La Fortuna, Monteverde north of San Jose in Costa Rica I continued coasting around the volano area in northern Costa Rica Alajuela region and doing various attractions and hikes. One of the nice walks in the area, taking you on paved roads through the winding jungle on hanging bridges above waterfalls […]

24 Dec, 2017 in Alajuela, Visions

I began my Costa Rican adventures renting a car at San Jose and heading off to the north towards La Fortuna. First stop the La Paz Waterfall, a waterfall areas turned eco-Disney land that made me realize just how touristic and commercial Costa Rican “eco-travel” is. Still, can’t beat paved hikes to some gorgeous nature, […]

1 Oct, 2017 in Daytrips from Sapporo

I did lots of daytrips around Hokkaido, and the last one I’ll mention was on the way to Furano, stopping by Asahikawa. Really wasn’t sure what to do in the area, didn’t do my homework, and had very little time, but the person at the hotel suggested taking the shuttle to see the local ice museum. […]

14 Sep, 2017 in Vienna

To wrap up my conference trip to Vienna, I’ll take you on a walking tour I did on the last two days around the Vienna canals, parks, and university area. The two days had very different weather, so you’ll be able to see rainy and cloudy Vienna and blue-skies Vienna.   Shall we?   Canals […]

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