China visa guide

China Visa: A complete guide and FAQ

On recent years China visa laws have changed greatly. Not only nation-wide, but also provincial-specific changes. It’s hard for everyone, and understandably so. Also recently, the law has been enforced more and is generally harder to get a Visa for China. On top of that the simple 30 day L tourist visa remains too expensive, […]

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How to install Lightroom presets

Very basic instructions on how to install Lightroom presets. The very first step would be to download your Lightroom presets (unzip if necessary) and get the .lrtemplate files ready. HOW TO INSTALL LIGHTROOM PRESETS: That’s it, that’s how you install Lightroom presets Easy, right?. I strongly recommend to keep your Lightroom presets organized in renamed […]

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Around Patong beach, plenty of nice places to explore and discover.

Top 5 affordable hotels in Patong

Patong beach is the most famous beach resort at the island of Phuket. Patong hotels are many and cheap. Affordable luxury is the norm here. 4 star hotels that resemble 5 star resorts, true bargains to be found. Patong is night-life epicenter of Phuket, Bangla road being the center of it all. Bangla offers plenty […]

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Chinese lantern festival. Photo-essay

Lantern Festival is the first major festival after the Chinese new year. This year i had to opportunity to visit the culture street of Tianjin, China, during the lanter  festival night. The most important activity is to watch the wonderful Chinese lanterns, admire the full moon and to eat traditional snacks. All in all the […]

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Top 30 Bangkok hotels

Bangkok truly deserves the honor of being the capital of Asia. Because the number of tourist attractions, culture sites, entertainment venues, high quality services and how friendly and laid-back the Thai people are. Not only Bangkok hotels are luxurious and cheap also the hotel offering is one of the best I have seen anywhere in […]

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Shangri-la, Stunning scenery of a mythical town

Shangri-la once was a fictional place. A mythical Buddhist monastery lost in the Himalayas, stronghold of wisdom and happiness, where it’s inhabitants didn’t age. This was a novel Created by British writer James Hilton in his 1933, “lost horizons”. After that in 1937 the Frank Capra’s film based on the novel ended popularizing the Shangri-la […]

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Top 5 hotels in Krabi

Krabi hotels are very good value for money. Hotel facilities are good for reasonable prices. Even the hotels on good locations with 4 and 5 stars are very cheap. This is generally also true for Thai hotels in other cities like Chiang Mai, or even in Bangkok. Ao nang is a wonderful quiet area in Krabi province, probably the […]

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Top 10 things to do in Krabi

Quiet and relaxing is what best defines Krabi. As a late comer, Krabi has not been “discovered” as a traveling destination until recent years. Not so crowded as Phuket, Krabi is a favorite for many, including myself. Here’s my personal list of Top 10 things to do in Krabi, and I took the photo’s  in […]

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