Worms, Insects, Bugs and Frogs

Finally I did it! From a large variety of insects, worms, frogs, bugs and other alien looking creatures I tried three varieties here in Bangkok, under my own will and being in the right state of mind: fried frogs, bamboo and wood worms! A certain quantity of Hong Thong (Thai spirits) helps. Read the tasting, Read More

Taipei, Taiwan

By Xue Feng Or Why I travel? First of all, let me give a big sigh. This is the fifth time I re-write the opening paragraph. I’d blame on my fever I just got as a souvenir in this not-so-cold season in Beijing. I just flew back from Seoul, a city full of crazy, Read More

Bangkok street photography

Bangkok street photography: city, people, faith, food, night life and fun photos with a story. Black and Red Bangkok at night reminds me of the “Sin City” neo-noir movie without the violence: the suspended highways right through the city, the sound of sirens, the strange-looking skyscrapers with a hint of gothic, the shanty places,, Read More

Cuba Travel Tips

Safety The Taxi Trick A Hemingway for Every Bar The Milk Scam and a Story Cigars from Toilet Paper and Banana Leaves An Adventure with ‘Mary Jay’ Politics Save With an All-Inclusive Package and Still Have Your Freedom A Military Base in Ruins, Is Still a Military Base CUC, CUP & US $

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Welcome to Cambodia! The border crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia was like being in an old movie: dragging my luggage for kilometers on unpaved, country road, along the Mekong River. Phnom Penh In the evening I arrived at Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. I took a walk on the streets and visited a market. No foreigners, Read More

Mekong Delta

The long way to Cambodia: from Saigon to Phnom Penh. It took me two days with boat through Mekong Delta and bus. Sailing slowly through the Mekong Delta, I admired the scenery: fishermen, floating markets, houses on stilts. The fishermen work in pairs: woman and man, in a small row-boat. The woman keeps the boat in position, Read More

Halong Bay, Vietnam

One thing I didn’t notice in other countries, is how intense and for how long the locals in Vietnam are watching me.  I was uncomfortable at the beginning, but I am getting used now. Halong Bay I think you can measure the level of excitement by the number of photos you take. And in the two days cruise, Read More

Laos

So peaceful and tranquil, being in Luang Prabang is like going back in time! With lantern-lit streets, Indochinese architecture, French villas and the Mekong River, Luang Prabang is a place where I wish I can stay forever. Most of the time I rode a bicycle, speeding through the city and passing motor-bikes, tuk-tuks and racing with the, Read More

Long Neck, Chiang Mai, Thailand

The City of Angels Bangkok. What’s all about? What makes this city so mysterious? What Bangkok offers that Paris, Rome, London and New York lack?! It’s a city with a twist at every corner, a tropical paradise with an edgy reputation, with a hint of danger and excitement (paraphrasing from Frommer’s Bangkok Guide). After Nepal, Read More

Elephant, Chitwan, Nepal

From Pokhara I joined the G Adventures tour to Delhi. Our first stop was the Chitwan National Park in a nice and quiet resort. We visited the elephant breeding centre and as always I broke free from the group and went in a village to take photos and talk with the villagers. The people, Read More