Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Quick Guide: Mati Si

Mati Si is one of the places you can visit while in Zhangye, other than the more famous Rainbow Mountains. This destination is a good day trip from the city; there are ancient structures and beautiful views.




Sunday, August 4, 2019

Travel Guide: Kazan, Russia

Kazan is the capital of Tatarstan. This city has a storied past because of its importance as a trade route and political center when it was the capital of the Khanate of Kazan. Because of its history, Kazan has a mix of Russian and Oriental culture.




Friday, August 2, 2019

Travel Guide: Suzhou

Suzhou is a famous destination because of the many UNESCO-listed classical gardens within its confines. It is also convenient to visit as a day trip (or a few days' trip) from Shanghai because of the numerous fast and slow trains traveling to it. Suzhou may not have the glitz and glamour of Shanghai, but it is a noteworthy destination nonetheless. If you're planning to visit Suzhou, read on.




Sunday, July 28, 2019

Quick Guide: Chengdu

Chengdu is my favorite city in China. It has a very laid back vibe but with the developments of a big city. It is also a possible jump-off point for trips around Sichuan. There are many buses that go to the mountains and parks in the region. If you're planning to explore the city, here's a quick guide for you.




Sunday, July 21, 2019

Quick Guide: Kunming

Kunming was the first city I visited in China, I flew in from Kuala Lumpur. I was interested in the landscapes and culture of Yunnan so I decided to enter Kunming instead of more popular cities like Shanghai or Beijing.




Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Explore Russia's Golden Ring Cities

Russia's history dates back to more than a thousand years, the country has numerous centuries old Orthodox churches, buildings and religious art. These may have underwent reconstruction, restoration and maintenance over the years, but these didn't lose significance. You'll get a glimpse of the country's vibrant past when you visit the cities included in the Golden Ring.


The Golden Ring consists of cities that were an important part of the establishment of the Russian republic in its formative years. If you want to learn more about the country's history, here are places to include in your itinerary.



Friday, July 5, 2019

Travel Guide: Fujian Tulou

I saw the pictures of the traditional homes, called Tulous, in Fujian and decided to go. The cluster I went to was in Tianluokeng. Some of these structures have been around for centuries and many locals still live in them.