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 […]

Sky burial

During my trip to Western Sichuan everything went smooth. I visited places I wanted to see, Covid restrictions got temporarily loosened up and on top of that, vast mountain spaces were very soothing to the soul. Despite all this I have to say that I felt a hunger for something more, especially cultural experiences. I went to Sichuan at a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rice terraces in Yuanyang

Rice terraces in Yuanyang are famous scenic spot in Yunnan province. Thousands of hills which, within ages, were carved into fields earned right to be on UNESCO list. And truly exploring the whole region rewards in breathtaking views. Now it’s perfect time to visit as every cell is filled with water what creates fantastic light reflections especially spectacular during sunsets […]

Last out Winter

Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province is situated in subtropical highland area providing quite mild climate. For this reason it’s called The Spring City. However Winters with temperature sometimes oscillating around 0°C can be rough. Doesn’t sound too cold but with uninsulated houses lacking central heating, with untight windows indoor temperature can be as low as 5°C. It applies especially […]