China, Furong Ancient Town: a pearl of Hunan Province

Hunan Province – Furong Town, also known as Hibiscus Town and originally named Wangcun, is located in Yongshun County of Western Hunan Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. It is an ancient town with more than 2000 years of history, in fact it was […]

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Myanmar, the Intha fishermen of Inle Lake

One of the ”not to be missed” must of Inle Lake in Myanmar is the leg rowing Intha fishermen. Most lake traffic consists of long, flat-bottomed wooden boats. Unfortunately nowdays they generally have noisy and polluting diesel motors, but the […]

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Malaysia, Penang Island: a day spent in George Town

After landing in the early morning at Penang Airport, I ask for a bus to Georgetown. The bus stop is in front of the airport entrance and the ticket to the city costs 2 Ringgit ( 0,50$ ). The ride […]

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China, Shaoshan: the heart of the ‘’Red Tourism’’

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Hunan Province – Shaoshan is a small town located 100 km from Changsha (the capital of Hunan Province) where Mao Zedong, the founder of the Peoples Republic of China was born and lived during a part of his life, therefore […]

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China, Beijing: Juyongguan Great Wall

Juyongguan Pass is one of the three most famous passes along the Great Wall of China, the other two are Jiayuguan Pass and Shanhaiguan Pass.  Enlisted in the World Heritage site in 1987, it was considered in ancient times one […]

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Cambodia, Kratie: home of the endangered Irrawaddy dolphins

The small town of Kratie, roughly 315 km northeast of Phnom Penh,  sits on the banks of the Mekong and, despite its modest proportions, acts as the capital of the rural province. We spent here one day on our way […]

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Cambodia, Phnom Penh central market

During the visit of Phom Penh, one of the landmarks not to be missed if you like living a slice of a daily life of cambodian people, is the Central market, known as Phsar Thmei.  The market opens from 7 […]

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Myanmar, what to see in Yangon

Yangon is the largest city in Myanmar and has a mix of colonial architecture, modern high-rises and Buddhist pagodas defined its skylines. The city is plenty of religious sites, natural lakes, markets selling a variety of traditional products, museums and […]

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Myanmar, Shwedagon paya: the oldest pagoda in the world

Dominating Yangon’s skyline, the Shwedagon Pagoda is Myanmar’s most sacred religious site, said to hold hairs from the head of Buddha himself and the oldest Buddhist pagoda in the world. Located on the hill top of Singuttara, the Shwedagon Pagoda […]

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Myanmar, Mount Popa: home of 37 Nats spirits

Mount Popa is an extinct volcano with a height of 1518 meters, 50 km south of Bagan, which is believed to be home to the ‘’Nats’’, the ancient burmese animist spirits who have been worshipped all over Burma for many […]

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