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Black Sea Timelapse - A week in Turkey
The Black Sea region of Turkey is what you would get if you crammed the American Northwest, the Swiss Alps, the Italian coast, the Big Sky of the Canadian Rockies, the deserts of Egypt, and Versailles...
The Karakoram Highway - from China to Pakistan
The Karakoram Highway (KKH) runs from Kashgar in Western China to Islamabad in Pakistan, and isn't so much a highway as a 'high road'. It took a stunning 20 years to finish the road, and even today it...
A Wine-Oasis in the Israeli Negev Desert
Pop open a bottle from one of these Israeli desert wineries and you will taste and feel something truly special. The desert breeze...the warm sun by day and ...
BBC Travel - India’s temples of sex
This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.
Safe harbor in Turkey: The posh beaches and quiet coves
From my perch on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, I watched Turkish families picnic under red and white umbrellas and Brits with sunburned shoulders wade in the topaz waters of the Turkish Rivie...
Fit for a king! Inside the idyllic coastal town Thailand's monarch calls home (but few foreign tourists bother to explore)
The whitewashed walls of the king’s palace are reminiscent of a colossal Spanish hacienda. They are barely visible through the thick canopy of trees — and the palace itself is closed to the public. Th...
A Cancer Pilgrimage in the Mountains of Japan
The Tamagawa baths, situated in the mountains of Japan’s Akita prefecture, have long been believed to hold medicinal powers. Today, the area attracts cancer patients from all over the country, who hop...
Before Magnificent Mount Fuji Volcano Erupts…[46 PICS]
We haven't done much looking around at Japan, other than Nara Dreamland, the abandoned Disney knock-off amusement park, but now the experts are red-alert claiming that Mount Fuji volcano is about t...
Feng Sui Japanese Gardens
Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, SShAEst places on earth, where time flows differently. Often they are created by nature and we admire the beauty, harmony and majesty opened our eyes a picture, fr...
Enjoying Hanami in Tokyo Under Sakura Trees
From the end of March to early May, sakura (さくら cherry blossom) bloom all over Japan, and I was lucky enough to arrive in Tokyo at just the right time to see them at their height. Aided by a nation...
Kuroshio Sea - 2nd largest aquarium tank in the world
The main tank called the "Kuroshio Sea" holds 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water and features the world's second largest acrylic glass panel. Whale sharks and manta rays are kept amongst ...
Hanging Temple of Hengshan, China
The Hanging Temple of China has survived more than 1,400 years standing on thin stilts against the towering mountain wall.
Sherpas, Fate and the Dangerous Business of Everest
For decades Sherpas have tempted fate on Mount Everest for their clients' goals and the survival of their families. Those risks came into stark focus on April 18, when a falling mass of ice killed 16 ...
The Karakoram Highway - from China to Pakistan
The Karakoram Highway (KKH) runs from Kashgar in Western China to Islamabad in Pakistan, and isn't so much a highway as a 'high road'. It took a stunning 20 years to finish the road, and even today it...
Prek Toal
Prek Toal is a bird sanctuary located within the Tonlé Sap Biosphere Reserve, at the northwest corner of the Tonlé Sap. It is a popular area for ecotourism and birdwatching given the area's rich biodi...
Inwangsa
Inwangsa is a Buddhist temple of the Bonwon Order in Mt. Inwangsan, Seoul, South Korea. It is located at San 2 Muak-dong, in the Jongno-gu area of the city. When King Taejo of Joseon Dynasty establish...
Inwangsa - Wikipedia
BBC Travel - India’s temples of sex
This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.
Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land is a grouping of five sites from late eleventh- and twelfth-century Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The se...
Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi - Wikipedia
Fit for a king! Inside the idyllic coastal town Thailand's monarch calls home (but few foreign tourists bother to explore)
The whitewashed walls of the king’s palace are reminiscent of a colossal Spanish hacienda. They are barely visible through the thick canopy of trees — and the palace itself is closed to the public. Th...
A Cancer Pilgrimage in the Mountains of Japan
The Tamagawa baths, situated in the mountains of Japan’s Akita prefecture, have long been believed to hold medicinal powers. Today, the area attracts cancer patients from all over the country, who hop...
Amami Guntō Quasi-National Park
Amami Guntō Quasi-National Park (奄美群島国定公園) is a Quasi-National Park in the Amami Islands off south Kyūshū, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. It was founded on 15 February 1974 and has an area of 78.61&...
Amami Guntō Quasi-National Park - Wikipedia