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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The East treasure-house, Part 1, Syrian Arab Republic

After Baghdad, Syria's two main cities of Damascus and Aleppo are the oldest inhabited places on earth...

Native Tribes and Secret Surf Spots, Indonesia

Having returned from Bali, tourists often brag - Oh, of course, I have been in Indonesia! It is, however, more than...

Kitesurfing Paradise and Moped Super Power, Vietnam

A communist time monument featuring soldiers and a traditional star - a grim reminder of the past - stands side by...

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...

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...

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...

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 East treasure-house, Part 2, Syrian Arab Republic

Somehow one feels in deepest Syria in Tartous, full of old earth houses, a tatty promenade and no luxury...

Surfer Destination, Sri Lanka

I spot a smiling face in almost each photo, capturing my Sri Lanka impressions. Not mine - a Sri Lankan...

Snowboarding Enthusiast Destination, Uzbekistan

I have been six times there, I think. And gradually this country has grown familiar to me - its mountains and its lavinschiks...

Land of Infinite Courtesy, Laos

By the end of a first day our face muscles are almost aching from smiling - nonstop sabaidii, sabaidii (hello!) and...