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Photo of the week: Thousands of Golden Locks at mount Huashan

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Photo of the week: Thousands of Golden Locks at mount Huashan

This Golden Locks are locked to the iron chain at mountain Huashan, by visitors who pray for the health and safety of their families. There are thousands of them along the trails leading to the peak of the mountains. Situated just 120 kilometers East of Xi’an City, in Shaanxi province, Huashan (华山) is one of China’s five […]

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Beautiful Istanbul – off-season visit

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Beautiful Istanbul – off-season visit

These days (beginning of June 2013) the streets of Istanbul are looking like the battlefield. That’s why it is important now to remind to ourselves how beautiful this city is, and we hope will still remain in the future. Istanbul We’ve visited the Istanbul at the end of February for two days on our way […]

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Photo of the Week – Blue Mosque, Istanbul

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Photo of the Week – Blue Mosque, Istanbul

We post this photo in solidarity with protesters in Istanbul. “The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is an historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior.It was built from 1609 to 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Its Külliye contains a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. While still […]

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Buddhist Monastery hidden in the mountains – Photo of the Week

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Buddhist Monastery hidden in the mountains – Photo of the Week

This Buddhist Monastery is located in Qinling mountains in western China. And it looks as if it is hanging in the air. To climb to it you have to go up 1000 stairs. But in-spite of this fact it is a very famous pilgrimage destination in this area.   Here is a closer look at it    Where is […]

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Photo post: Paying tribute to Terracotta Army near Xi’an

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Photo post: Paying tribute to Terracotta Army near Xi’an

Before we will leave Xi’an, we would like to pay tribute to Terracotta Army. It is by common opinion, the biggest Attraction of this city. This is not our opinion though. We prefer the mountains, rivers and nature reserves, to ancient tombs.   But Terracotta Army draws and will draw thousands and thousands of tourists […]

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Photo of the week: The Game

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Photo of the week: The Game

Incredible photo of Chinese men playing chess in Xi’an. Credit goes to Tun  

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Around Xi’an : TaiBaiShan – white gem in heart of China.

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Around Xi’an : TaiBaiShan – white gem in heart of China.

  Or How we wanted to get to TaiBaiShan, but discovered HongHeGu on the road. As we’ve already stated in our post about Taiping Park , Xi’an is surrounded by beautiful nature reserves. The last one, and the most beautiful among them, that we’ve discovered is TaiBaiShan or, in English,  “The Very White Mountain”. If […]

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Photo of the week: Teaching ESL in the kindergarten, Xi’an, China

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Photo of the week: Teaching ESL in the kindergarten, Xi’an, China

Teaching ESL in the kindergarten in Xi’an. All the kids are so cute.        

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Xi’an: Zhao Changjun Martial Arts Academy

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Xi’an: Zhao Changjun Martial Arts Academy

or why we are practicing martial arts.   The Jao Changjun Martial Arts Academy One of the main reasons why we came to China, and stayed here for one year, is our passion for practicing martial arts. And in China we can practice Kung Fu with real and excellent teachers. After an extensive and long […]

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Photo of the Week: Xi’an – Drum Tower in twilight

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Photo of the Week: Xi’an – Drum Tower in twilight

Xi’an – Drum Tower in twilight (2 views)              

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