Day-tripping from Tokyo to Nikko is now practical by the new “Limited Express SPACIA” Tobu Railway train that cuts traveling time to less than two hours.
Mining for Gold in Banff!
A long weekend getaway gave me the opportunity to test Club Med’s former slogan and my particular favorite, “The Antidote to Civilization.” Their new one is fine, “Where Happiness Means the World,” but I’m already happy enough, I just needed to tune out for a bit.
After a long flight, some people like to hit the hotel bed. I’d rather start exploring. I like to walk the area near my hotel and find a spot where I can hang out with locals. These photos are from a tiny yakiton bar I found under some train tracks in Tokyo. The beer was cold, the people were warm.
Bhutan is an ancient buddhist country situated between China and India – tightly squeezed between these two superpowers. High in the Himalayas Bhutan was long withdrawn from the world. Due to it’s difficult terrain and remote location it has been never conquered by a foreign enemy.
In Banff, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, from December to end of February, the Winter sun is cherished as it is not long shining on the landscape. Many lament the short days as the sun comes up around 8 and goes down at 4, so when the sun is up people get out.
The Canary Islands, and particularly Tenerife, have been high on my “must visit places” on my bucket list for years but will only an inking as to the cause of this yearning.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the Tennessee and North Carolina borders. Its 800 square miles of natural and cultural treasures in the Southern Appalachians are just too magnificent and majestic to be contained in one state.
An adventurours trip through a largely untouched part of Siberia traveling along the rivers Yama, Lankova and Ola. 16 days of extreme outdoor trekking. Feeling nature with every fiber of your body and conquering the hardships of nature.
Danakil Depression It´s for a very special reason that after 12 years I´ve decided to return to an off-the-beaten-path country on the horn of North-eastern Africa for a second visit. Even though my memory was still full with unforgettable impressions from my first trip, it was a place I hadn’t been able to visit during […]