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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 »

Morning on the Charles bridge

Once upon a time it was a foggy morning on the bridge …..And another one… and another one…. Morning fog on the river (view from the...
Prague1 Comment »
Japan 5 - Osaka, Shinsaibashi

Japan 5 – Osaka, Shinsaibashi

One evening i decided to go for a walk, and unexpectedly realized that I was very close to Shinsaibashi area. Osaka is full of shopping arcades and...
Asia, Japan, OsakaNo Comments »

Japan 4 – Todai-ji/東大寺, Nara

Tōdai-ji (東大寺) is one of the biggest wooden Buddhist temples in the world and it has the world’s largest bronze statue of the Buddha...
Japan, NaraNo Comments »

Japan 3 – Nara/奈良市

Nara (奈良市) is the capital city of Nara Prefecture in the Kansai region of Japan. It is one of the main tourist attractions comparable in...
Japan, NaraNo Comments »

Japan 2 – My first day in Osaka

I reached Osaka early in the morning. After travelling for 1,5 days from Prague to Dubai to Tokyo to Osaka I was pretty tired and my injured foot was...
Japan, Osaka3 Comments »

Japan 1 – From Narita airport to Tokyo

….Two weeks before I was supposed to fly to Japan my mom and my niece were visiting me. One evening after a couple of beers we went to a kids’...
Asia, Japan, TokyoNo Comments »

Why I have decided to go to Japan?

why Japan? many years a friend of mine gave me a book to read. It was a book of unknown to me at that time Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. It was...
Japan, Kyoto4 Comments »