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From the nomadic steppes of Kazakhstan to the frenetic streets of Hanoi, Asia is a continent so full of intrigue, adventure, solace, and spirituality that it has fixated and confounded travelers for centuries.

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

Staying at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore

I am not sure how many times we passed through Singapore, but it is safe to say that we were there at least six times during that year. I finally got my wish to stay at the Marina Bay Sands for a couple of nights. I mean, you have to experience the famous rooftop infinity swimming pool at...

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan

While visiting Kanazawa, I decided to spend a day in Shirakawa-go since it was winter and I knew the place will look just like in the pictures I have seen over and over again in the past. Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan Winter Wonderland at Shirakawa-go, Japan After boarding a...

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi Train Street

Hanoi is a good city to get lost a little, and because I got lost I stumbled onto Hanoi Train Street by coincidence. I have read recently that a lot has changed since my visit there… so here are some archival photography from the good old days: Hanoi Train Street Hanoi Train Street Hanoi...

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Every time I am in Kyoto, I make sure to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove for a walk around. You simply cannot miss it, it is one of those iconic places in Japan. It’s perfect for a bit of forest bathing, being in nature and enjoying it every second. The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The...

Visiting Mori Tower

Visiting Mori Tower

There are many places in Tokyo where you can get up high in the sky to see the city below, like Sky Tree or Tokyo Tower, which are on top of the list for visitors to the city. But there are a little less known, yet equally good. I recommend Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. It’s less...

Zenkō-ji Temple, Nagano, Japan

Zenkō-ji Temple, Nagano, Japan

Nagano is just about an hour away from Tokyo by Shinkansen. Quick and easy trip to see Zenkō-ji Temple. This Buddhist temple was built in the 7th century, and the modern city of Nagano began as a town built around this temple. Prepare yourself for crowds as it is a popular place to visit...