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Travel Postcards / 29.03.2016

My trip to Japan was the fulfillment of a dream and I wanted it to take place in Spring when nature awakens and the Sakura flowers - the cherry blossoms - are in full bloom. It's more than a wonderful natural show, though, for in Japan the Sakura season and Hanami - the tradition to enjoy admiring...

Cities, Culture and Art / 24.07.2015

Every country has its travel iconography and Burma ancient architecture is mostly identified with the gilded Shwedagon and Sule Pagodas in Yangon and Bagan's valley of temples. The beauty and richness of Bagan, however, is not only in the pagodas and hollow temples' beautiful structure and in the exquisite carvings. In spite of the damages inflicted by time, earthquakes and...

Travel Postcards / 04.02.2015

Destroyed by the atomic bomb in 1945, Hiroshima Castle was rebuilt thirteen years later. Although part of it was reconstructed using concrete, some structures close to the main gate have been restored using wood, like in the past, and traditional building methods. As a result, Hiroshima Castle still holds a charm reminding of the city's old splendor and...

Tips / 24.12.2014

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, chances are that you’ll take the opportunity to travel around and discover as much as possible of this captivating country. Japan boasts an extensive train network, but sorting out the different options can be tricky and I spent a lot of time going through the different options and find...