Travel

Pastures, skies and silence.

The city of Shiqu I mentioned several times in previous posts, but I have to write a little bit more about this hypnotic end of the world, because it is my favorite place of all I have visited in Western Sichuan. Not the city itself actually, because it has changed beyond recognition in eight years since my last visit, but […]

Dege and Tibetan printing house

The city of Dege, located right on the border with the Tibet Province in the historic part of Tibet Kham, has grown like other cities in the region over the course of a few years. In addition to the traditional houses built of timber, for which Dege is known, the city has acquired typical multi-story blocks and spilled over a […]

Drokpa- Tibetan nomads

The Tibetan Plateau is not confined to the borders of the province of Tibet, but also covers a large area of the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, northern Yunnan and the western part of Sichuan. The geographical range of this unique land obviously coincides with its cultural character, it is especially visible in areas such as Western Sichuan, where I also […]

Vietnam really quick

Pictures below actually are from one and half year ago when Coronavirus started spreading across China. We would spend every morning browsing our phones checking the number of new cases while drinking coffee and having sandwiches for breakfast. We live in China so our trip in Vietnam was, what we didn’t know then, our last trip abroad for a long […]

Pinch of Tibet

  When I picture a beautiful view in my mind it is some amazing valley or mountain range stretching for miles and I know it’s somewhere around 4 thousand meters above sea level. So the most spectacular views are associated for me with high altitudes but it is not exactly accurate. I learned it after having a motorbike trip in […]

Harvest time

Watch beautiful Chinese countryside during harvest. All work I saw people were doing only by hand without machines. I like to think this way they pay tribute to the nature: not wasting, not growing too much, only what’s necessary for themselves. Northern part of Yunnan, Baizu minority and Shaxi area, wonderful to watch and photograph. If you like this post […]

Inside Tai O village

Today I’m posting a bunch of photos from Tai O fishing village which I recently mentioned here: Skyscrapers and stilt huts In Tai O I spent couple of hours which gave me a chance for a quick peep into residents’ everyday life of that exceptional place. You are welcome to watch the gallery and leave comments and if you don’t […]

Streets of Hong Kong

Tight alleys, busy junctions and somewhere there among crowds of people individuals focused on their daily routines. From morning till evening when the city is lit by numerous glowing logos and neon signs. Hong Kong is full of life 24/7.

Skyscrapers and stilt huts

Entire Hong Kong is just skyscrapers and high rise living estates right? Wrong. Of course HK is one of the richest and most expensive regions in the world but as befits a city which has grown in accordance to capitalistic model, the gap between the rich and poor is present. A few words of introduction. It’s quite clear to most […]

Busy morning market

I couldn’t resist but visit that morning market I once accidentally ran into. It was right before the Chinese New Year so it was completely packed with people shopping for few days ahead as shops would be closed. Spring Festival could be compared with Christmas in the west. Families get together and stay home, people get into shopping frenzy so […]