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“Rape of Nanking” Memorial in Nanjing

If you visit the city of Nanjing, 99,99% you will visit the Memorial dedicated to the grim event of WW2 called the Rape of Nanking. The Nanking...
Asia, China1 Comment »
Haarlem - Take a day off Amsterdam

Haarlem – Take a day off Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a cool place to visit. It combines unique architecture of houses built on canals, great museums, markets, clubs, coffee shops and many...
Europe, Holland9 Comments »
TPR Travel Tip - Night food market in Kaifeng, China

TPR Travel Tip – Night food market in Kaifeng,...

If you are into food, and you happen to pass through Henan province, I highly recommend to reserve one evening for Kaifeng city. Kaifeng is a...
Asia, China2 Comments »
What is Tandyr or how traditional bread is baked in Baku

What is Tandyr or how traditional bread is baked...

Tandyr is a an oven on ground or dug into ground, usually built of clay. In different countries it is called – tundur, tunur, tanur, turn,...
Azerbaijan, Central Asia6 Comments »
Ancient city of Ping Yao, China

Ancient city of Ping Yao, China

Our first destination after couple of days in Beijing was the ancient city of Ping Yao or Pingyao, in Shanxi Province. We took an overnight train and...
Asia, China3 Comments »
Faces of China

Faces of China

Watching people is one of the most engaging activities. I am always curios how people (in/from different countries) are dressed, what accessories...
Asia, ChinaNo Comments »
China Travel Survival Guide or How to Travel in China independently

China Travel Survival Guide or How to Travel in...

You will not find this post useful if you have booked a trip to China and all the transportation will be taken care of for you. But if you want to...
Asia, China8 Comments »
Chinese food or what (not) to eat in China

Chinese food or what (not) to eat in China

Travelling around China needs some survival skills, provided that you are travelling independently. Many things will not be easy in China including...
Asia, China7 Comments »
Chinese food or what to eat in China

Chinese food or what to eat in China

Food is a very important part of my travel experiences. Asian cuisines are one of my favorite. Just because of food I can go again to a place or...
Asia, China5 Comments »
Funny English signs in China

Funny English signs in China

When you travel around China you don’t get many chances to communicate in proper English, especially if you go off touristic areas. I mean even...
Asia, China3 Comments »
Shocking pollution in China

Shocking pollution in China

One of the shocking impressions in China is pollution. I expected it to be bad, but it exceeded all my expectations. I don’t know the pollution...
China11 Comments »
The REAL Great Wall of China

The REAL Great Wall of China

John Man, The Great Wall: China’s Great Wall north of Beijing is one of the world’s most famous sights. Millions every year climb the...
Asia, Beijing, China13 Comments »
The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

Great Mao: He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man;and he who does not love the Great Wall is not a hero. I was not too keen...
Asia, Beijing, China1 Comment »
Skiing in Hochzillertal, Austria

Skiing in Hochzillertal, Austria

I got invited last minute to join a mixed crew of Czech, Spanish, Trukish, Swedish people going to ski in Zillertal area in Austria. We split into...
Austria, Europe1 Comment »
Exploring the Summer Palace in Beijing

Exploring the Summer Palace in Beijing

After seeing the herds of tourists leaving the Forbidden city the previous evening we have decided to choose the Summer Palace as our first...
Asia, Beijing, China1 Comment »
The tomb of Tamerlane / Timur - Gur Emir mausoleum in Samarkand

The tomb of Tamerlane / Timur – Gur Emir...

One of the main attractions of Samarkand is Gur Emir mausoleum. It is the mausoleum of the conqueror Timur (also known as Tamerlane) where his...
Central Asia, Samarkand, Uzbekistan2 Comments »
Samarkand - the capital of Tamerlane

Samarkand – the capital of Tamerlane

I have never really connected Smarkand with Uzbekistan. I knew it is there, but  when i think of Uzbekistan, i think about the Soviet Socialistic...
Central Asia, Samarkand, Uzbekistan4 Comments »
China,Beijing, First impressions

China,Beijing, First impressions

We arrived 1AM at the Beijing airport, went through the passport control and joined a long queue for taxis. After long dialogue with a taxi driver...
Beijing, ChinaNo Comments »