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A Travel in the Lost Time, Chettinad, Tamil Nadu

The first time I heard about Chettinad was about 8 years ago. It was from a hotel owner in Kerala region as he was showing me around his villa...

Dog sledding trip to Mongolia, Mongolia

How much do we know about Mongolia? Very little, in fact! Mongolia was recognized as the world's fastest growing economy in 2012, and it's high time to see it with one's own eyes...

Biking Bolivia’s Death Road, Bolivia

Trains, buses and a boat along the Amazon River, making a substantial circle around South America - it all was carrying me closer to the epic...

The Noble Oxford, Oxford

Days went by, and the frantic pace of London never gave a moment's peace, neither day nor night - neither at St Paul's, nor at the Strawberry Hill tube...

Gorgeous and intoxicating Georgia, Batumi

The best way to start exploration of Tbilisi is by visiting its famous sulphur baths in the western part of the Old City near Metekhi Bridge and recognizable by...

Along the Riesling route, Germany

It's an early September afternoon and I'm standing atop the Loreley rock. "The air is cool in the gloaming / And gently flows the Rhine"...

Engure River, Latvia

There are two Engure Rivers, in fact. One makes its way to Engure, a small village on the shores of the Riga Bay, while the other stretches deeper...

Artist Flēra Bīrmane's sacred destinations in Nepal, Nepal

What brought me to Nepal was a decision to master the skills of Tibetan sacred painting. Looking for a school of this specialty...

Vietnam. Bits of Authenticity and Economic Growth Craze, Vietnam

Those who usually try to avoid well-beaten, brushed up tourist tracks and wish to immerse themselves into unique environment of each country...

Kiev-Odessa Highway, Ukraine

Oftentimes we take fast motorways to get ourselves from point A to point B, without even knowing what lies in between...

Krems, Wachau Valley

Although Wachau Valley on the banks of the Danube River is a mere 70 kilometres from Vienna, Krems, one of the small cities given...

Another London. Inspirational locations of London by photographer Ilze Vanaga, London

Out of six years in London, four have been spent in West London. Yet wearied by Notting Hill's steep prices and bankers' invasion...

The Way to Wadi Rum, Jordan

Travelling overland from Istanbul to Upper Egypt very slowly - taking four months to complete the journey - we had no real plan, meandering...

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Gulmarg, in comparison with the world's best snowboard destinations, offers an adventure far beyond regular or even comprehensible...

The Land of Shamans. Nishi and Apatani Tribes. Part 1, Arnuchal Pradesh

North-East India is the least explored part of the country. Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland regions are so called hidden part of the world, and there is...

Destinations for autofreaks in England and Finland, United Kingdom

Perfect price-quality relationship! 4 totally distinct circuits, 7 different types of vehicles and a whole day to enjoy all that cost £700...

Olive Harvest in Apulia, Apulia

Unlike the usual art and cultural trips to Europe, a reviving of the ancient tradition of working collectively proved to be the added value to this one...

The Amazon River Where Time Stands Still, Brazil

There are two options how one can travel the Amazon Basin rivers - either downstream or upstream. My choice was to go downstream. Most of these rivers begin in the Andes...

Tierra del Fuego. Gateway to the Icy Continent, Argentina

Why exactly Tierra del Fuego? Already some time ago I started a tradition of giving myself a wonderful birthday gift every year - an amazing journey...

Complete Tranquility on Phu Quoc Island and Rock Climbing in Krabi, Krabi

Any first-time visitor to Vietnam will be shocked by its chaotic traffic system. Streets are filled with scooters, while automobiles certainly fail to be...

Gorgeous and intoxicating Georgia, Tbilisi

The best way to start exploration of Tbilisi is by visiting its famous sulphur baths in the western part of the Old City near Metekhi Bridge and recognizable by...

Culture Tourism Destinations in Tokyo, Tokyo

My favorite Tokyo area is the one where I am living now - Chuo Line. It remained almost unaffected by a building boom in Tokyo, which continued throughout...

European Cultural and Religious Routes, Italy

The European Cemeteries Route is formed of 63 cemeteries, located in 50 cities of 20 European countries. Like music notes of an elegiac composition...

Women of the Tribe and Search of Freshwater Dolphins in Borneo, Indonesia

Kalimantan region makes up two-thirds of Borneo Island, shared among Indonesia (72.6%), Malaysia (26.7%) and Brunei (0.6%)...

The Temple of Flying Monks and Pilgrimage to Shaolin, China

I have been interested in Oriental religions as a philosophical movement for quite some time now. Following the winding path of my thoughts...

Sulfur Crater in Moonlight, Indonesia

Indonesia. What are our first associations when we think of this place on the other side of the globe? Palm trees...paradise-like beaches...

Istanbul - To the City, Istanbul

As a child I was fascinated by maps, atlases and encyclopaedias. One of my earliest vivid memories is of lying on the...

Syria travel notes, Syrian Arab Republic

Syria still stands apart - much of what you can see there would be swamped with tourists were it anywhere else...

Oman: the Native Shore of Turtles, Oman

Life sometimes brings us completely unexpected yet marvellous encounters. This is going to be a story of one of such - a sudden and an unpredicted...

Different India. Different Tribe, Part III, Nagaland

After a week-long journey through Arnuchal Pradesh region, we are heading towards the neighboring Nagaland. It borders with Assam and Manipur region...

The World’s Most Exceptional Cycling Routes, Africa

Rein Lepik, the President of the Estonian Cycling Club set off for his first cycling tour in 1977. He had graduated from the university, and the joyful...