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Val Thorens – the highest ski resort in Europe

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Val Thorens – the highest ski resort in Europe

Our favourite amusement during winter is skiing of course. Everyone who once tried it wants to repeat this adventure again and again. And the reason is not only in the breathtaking speed when you sliding down the mountain. But also in fabulous views of snow-capped mountains, charming European villages, tasty food and a general feeling […]

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Our trip to Turkey – Part 1

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Our trip to Turkey – Part 1

We have long shunned Turkey, heard plenty of stories about the crowds of “all inclusive” package tourists. But after a trip through Turkey to China , pausing in Istanbul for 3 days, we were convinced  that this country is very beautiful and worth a visit.  So we decided to study more about this country. After all, […]

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Cakes in Yangshuo

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Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival : Moon Cakes in Yangshuo

A short story about our moon cakes making experience in Yangshuo, during Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. We enjoyed our September stay in Yangshuo, full of humidity and heat. We’ve spent the days of it mostly on the beach of the Li river, cooling in its fresh and welcoming waters.   Then one sunny morning our chinese […]

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One night and one day at Las Vegas.

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One night and one day at Las Vegas.

You will ask: “Why Las Vegas, when you are in China?”. Well, we like to recall every now and then the special places that we’ve visited before. And you will all agree, of course,that Las Vegas is very SPECIAL. We drove to Las Vegas out of curiosity, on the way to the Grand Canyon. We […]

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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 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      Send article as PDF   

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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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Xi’an hidden beauty: Taiping Park

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Xi’an hidden beauty: Taiping Park

Xi’an is not only the Terracotta Warriors When you say “Xi’an”, the first people’s reaction is: “Have you seen the Terracotta Army?”. Yes, we have seen them, and yes this is the place that made this city a popular tourist’s destination in first place. But… We also had a chance to go where no other tourists go […]

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Sai Kung – green garden of Hong Kong

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Sai Kung – green garden of Hong Kong

…or how we’ve discovered Sai Kung In general we are not fans of the big crowded cities. For travel we select small green cities, parks and forests. Hong Kong has been an unavoidable part of the program. Here we explain why. We didn’t know about natural reserved part of Hong Kong, before we went there. […]

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