Top 5 Must-see Hot Springs In Taiwan



Taiwan acquired a taste for Japanese-style hot spring spas back when the Japanese occupied the island and missed the onsen of their home country, and started developing the existing hot springs for their personal use. Nowadays, many Taiwanese enjoy a long dip in the many spas in their country while sipping ice-cold beer and engaging […]

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26 awesome pictures of Ayutthaya, Thailand



Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 at the north of today’s Bangkok. By the year 1700 it was a flourishing and prosperous city, and largest city in the world with about 1 million population. However in the 1760’s a Burmese invasion burnt the city almost completely to the ground. Thus, what we have today is many […]

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Best paella in Shanghai



Shanghai has some good Spanish restaurants that include paella in their menu. Arguably the best paella in Shanghai is served in El Willy restaurant, located in front of the Bund. At this time i had the opportunity to try a traditional Spanish paella with rabbit meat. I have eaten paella hundreds of times, so I […]

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What to do in Huangshan city



Huangshan city (Tunxi) in Anhui Province in China. It’s a town of minor interest but it makes a good base for exploring the area including the much more famous Huangshan Scenic Area. Tunxi has self adopted the name Huangshan City in the hopes of attracting tourism. However it also creates confusion because it gets confused […]

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Free Lightroom preset of the month – Cinematic Film 33



Hi guys, another month passed-by and here’s my free Lightroom preset of August. You can also download last month’s Alien green preset by clicking here. This month i bring a very simple yet useful preset: Cinematic Film 33 preset. The thing about this preset is that the colors are changed on the split toning, color […]

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144-hour visa-free for China . How to get it



144-hour visa-free for China got implemented last January 2016. It aims to promote tourism and it just requires you to have an / ticket. Many cities in China already have a 72 hour free visa policy (see updated list below), so this comes as a nice addition. This 144 hour version works for 3 provinces […]

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Best hiking in China: Huangshan mountain ultimate guide



I recently been traveling at Huangshan mountain (Anhui province). Huangshan has been the star and the highlight of my 10-day trip which also included Hangzhou, Wuzhen and Shanghai. Huangshan scenic area is awesome and surpassed my wildest dreams, a trip that I will remember for the many years to come. Huangshan means Yellow mountain in […]

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Wuzhen-water-town guide

Wuzhen water town. 40 amazing photos



Wuzhen is the perfect side-trip from Hangzhou or Shanghai, not too far from these cities. I visited Wuzhen from Hangzhou and it just took me a few hours by bus to reach the place. Wuzhen is an historical town with thousands of years of history. The particularity of this town is that a river big […]

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Hangzhou west park (Xihu)

West lake, the best park in China



Hangzhou West lake is to China, what New York’s Central park is to the USA. The most iconic park of the country. West lake is a huge fresh water park in the heart of Hangzhou city center (East China). The park inspired poets and authors of many generations and influenced garden designing in Japan and […]

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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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