10 days in Thailand (Part II)

Part I of travelling in Thailand (about Bangkok and Ayutthaya) is here. Elephants are a must-see in Thailand, aren’t they? Thai people adore elephants, so they put everywhere statues or drawings of elephants, called Chang in the local language (like the popular Chang beer). But how can one spend time with elephants responsibly? I chose... Continue Reading →

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10 days in Thailand (Part I)

If you are a casual travel that has explored the US or Europe and now is looking to expand their horizons in Asia, then Thailand is the obvious choice. Located in the middle of Southeast Asia, it can be either a standalone destination or a start of a multi-country trip. Ao Phrao Beach in Ko... Continue Reading →

[Full size] A sign in the entrance describes it as "The most beautiful temple in Korea". While the Korean variation of Buddhism is deep rooted in mountain worship, this "temple of the dragon of the east sea" proves that the marine scenery can be equally spiritual. Further proof: More content searchable with the tag #instead of... Continue Reading →

Souvenir from Hong Kong: Jenny cookies

A good friend from Japan suggested 3 MUST DO foods to try in case someone visits Hong Kong. Egg tarts - Cantonese delicacy, you can find them everywhere but prefer the morning freshly baked ones. Beef jerky - thin dried strips of non-fatty meat, preserved for long term consumption. Jenny cookies a.k.a. Drug cookies -... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from Kyo(to)

The past few days, I visited Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, that is now only 'lending' the capital right to Tokyo, until the turmoil sets and old ways are restored. Being the symbol of geishas, maccha tea and drinking by the river, Kyoto is an amazing city retaining the past atmosphere; which means 1.5... Continue Reading →

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