Category Archive: Asian No-mads

Bhutan´s intimacy with nature and all things happy

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Until recently, there were hardly any mentions of Bhutan in the media. No surprises there – Bhutan is a simple, peace-loving nation of farmers wedged in between India and China that just wants… Continue reading

Accent on Japan´s treasures and its people

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Japan always brings a smile to my face. I´m not sure why. It´s kind of a natural reaction, some sort of biological phenomenon that afflicts me since very young. You say Japan, I… Continue reading

Is Iran back in the tourist map?

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Ben Affleck reminded us yesterday that Iran exists with the dramatisation of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. The Canadians are not happy… Continue reading

Zen, Manga and the art of public bathing – Outside-the-box accomodation in Tokyo

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Japan has done it again. Despite putting up with a considerable deflation and a weaker yen, Tokyo has overtaken the Swiss city of Zurich to resume its position as the world’s most expensive… Continue reading

To the beautiful people of Tibet – A happy and peaceful 2140

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This week marked the arrival of the year 2140 for the people of Tibet. But Losar this year, as for the past 5 years, is celebrated sadly, quietly in private homes, with major… Continue reading

The highlands I once knew are fast vanishing – Cameron highlands, Malaysia

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I visited Cameron Highlands several times during my 6 year stay in Malaysia. When you live in congested, smothering Kuala Lumpur escaping to the cooler climate of the highlands helps you regain your… Continue reading

Snapshot of Shibuya, Tokyo

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A winter day in Shibuya,  one of Tokyo’s most colourful and iconic districts, from Dani Choo’s camera. Shibuya in Winter, a great place to get lost, any time of the year.

A sad postcard from Kazakhstan :(

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Writing a blog dedicated to travelling experiences lends itself to emphasising the pleasantly aesthetic things we find in our journeys – the feeling of freedom experienced in a remote destination, the colours of… Continue reading

Bangkok – a city nearly impossible to map

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(Written by Elisa Mala for the Huffington post  , published on the 14-1-2013) BANGKOK (AP) — Navigating the streets of Bangkok can challenge even the most seasoned of travelers. Roads wind into each… Continue reading

Removing humans out of the equation – Automated restaurants in China

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These two images caught my attention recently: They may not be news to you but if you haven´t already come across them on the net, they were taken in a restaurant in the northeastern… Continue reading