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First touch Portugal and what a pleasant surprise!

Olá Lisbon! is an introduction to my trip to Lisbon (Lisboa), followed by “Lisbon in One Day”, “Modern Lisbon – Parque das Nações” and “Sintra – Palaces and Mysteries”.

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This post was originally published on 2014 and updated on 2018.


Tibet was a tough trip. With only 60% to 70% available oxygen at these high altitudes, especially the nights were more like a nightmare. Four hours sleep and the rest of the night struggling to find oxygen. The Tibetan high altitude pills didn’t help too much. The highest point reached was at 5, 248 m.

I arrived in Lhasa with a small Air China plane coming from Kathmandu. The view from the plane was impressive. The entire chain of Himalayas covered in snow can be seen. Mt. Everest was on the left side of the airplane.

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Street Photography by Ash Shinya Kawaoto

Getting closer to his subjects – and sometimes too close to be safe – is part of Ash Shinya Kawaoto’s photography style. Strolling the streets of Tokyo for hours, Shinya captures the expressions and emotions of his subjects – young and old, poor and rich – in this dynamic and changing metropolis that looks like a “huge living creature that continues to grow”.

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus

The best time to visit Canada is in the fall. Warm weather and beautiful autumn foliage, with gold and red coloured leaves.

Get a glimpse of a Canadian fall through photos and quotes.

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New Destinations on Three Continents

It has been quiet lately at ‘100 Travel Stories’, but there are still travel stories to be told and adventures to come – from Europe, Africa and Asia. Latest highlights and what’s next.

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde

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“A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.”

Burning Man is an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance that takes place annually in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, USA.

The Burning Man event is guided by ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, leaving no trace, participation and immediacy.

This year’s theme is “I, Robot”. The event starts on August 26, and culminates with the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy, which is set alight on Saturday night, September 1, 2018 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.

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