Longest Railway in the world, once a lifetime you have to try this!
Many people are still paranoid of showing their private parts in front of strangers, while in many countries like Japan and Korea, outdoor hotsprings are very popular and they do it without speedo nor bikini. In Russia (or I can say former Soviet countries), “Banya” is a real delight for people. It is also regard… Read More Banya – Russian sauna
I have heard from many fellow backpackers saying riding on Trans-Siberian railway is one of their dream but they are hindered or shocked by the super high cost and the long duration. Yes, they are right! If you choose to take the direct train from Beijing to Moscow (or opposite way), it costs 700-900 Euros… Read More Trans-Siberian Railway for less than US$400
People generally ‘Wow’ about the ‘….est’ of the world, superlative things must not be missed. So, Lake Baikal should be well-known to everyone as it holds 3 superlatives in one hand – the Oldest, Largest and Deepest freshwater lake in the world! Its specific location inhabitated lots of unique species in the world, freshwater seal,… Read More Lake Baikal – Pearl of Russia
This magnificent intercontinential railway project was built in the late 19th century and finished in the early 20th. Under the command of Tsar emperor Alexander III, his initial aim was to relocate Russian population into remote Siberian and start to exploit the natural resources in the far east. The whole project was divided into 7… Read More Blood and tears in the construction of Trans-Siberian railway
Tuk tuk appears in several South Asian countries, which is a form of casual taxi, in an exotic way. Passenger squeeze in as many as they can, and they share the cost. Sometimes they have fixed price, and allow people to hop on hop off. Its small size give it the flexibility to wander along… Read More Tuk tuk scandal @India
You may heard about Kashmir in the international news in recent years that they are fighting for independence from India’s rule, and there are constantly riot and demonstration on the state capital Srinagar. Honestly many people still skeptical about the safety traveling in this region. I have done some research on the activities happen there,… Read More Kashmiri hospitality
Farewell to the lovely yoga ashram in Dharamkot, I am on the road again to explore the most political complicated part of India: Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir. My first destination is Amritsar, the very well-known holy place of Sikh religion, the Golden Temple. It is indeed massive and impressive, with gave me a “Wow” when… Read More Generosity of Sikhism, role model of Utopia
A few days ago in Facebook I wrote in my own point of view on the issue of setting up “ladies coaches” on trains, it aroused a lot of discussions and comments, but obviously my Muslim friends were not happy about my criticism on this matter, and even impose some personal attacks on me! Well,… Read More Education!! Not Separation!! A discussion about women rights.
I am amazed by how many times I have been to India and what I witness this time is the reluctance of making changes for people and the government. There is no doubt that more infrastructures are being built throughout the country, you can see skyscrapers and modern cars on the road; but still there… Read More Something cannot be changed in India?