Travels to Kyushu: Oita, Beppu, Saiki, Ume, Fujigawachi Valley, Hoto Island, Tsukumi, Usuki Buddha, Mt. Shiroyama, Kagoshima, Sakurajima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki. Honshu: Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Kawaguchiko, Mt. Fuji, Nara, Kyoto, Osaka. – in 2017
The White Building: It’s crumbling, it’s rundown and it’s facing demolition – and its home to 2500 tenants, who mostly pay rent and enjoy to live there.
Kathmandu, Pashupatinath Temple, Maha Shivaratri Festival
Witnessing the Maha Shivaratri Festival in Kathmandu. A wild mixture of faith and total craziness.
Tbilisi, Svenetia, Tsvirmi, Mestia
Driving through the North Kaukasus during spring time need good luck. Stones breaking lose from the mountains blocking the roads and finishing lives. The landscape is breathtaking, the food is the best I had so far and the people are wonderful.
Siem Reap, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri, Phnom Penh
Peace is all people want – and businesses, foreign and local, take advantage of it, exploiting the country and their people to a point of no return.
Sukhumvit Road feels like little Tokyo now – wonderful modern architecture, international flair – but still traffic jams you will have nightmares from.
Osaka, Kobe, Mt Rokko, Tokyo, Kamakura
Tokyo is changing quickly. The famous Tsukiji Fish Market will finally be moved in 2016.
Tokyo looks different after 14 years of absence.
Yangon, Bagu, Bagan, Mandalay, Myitikyna, Wai Maw, Kyaing Tong, Inle Lake
A gold mine for foreign investments. The Burmese government is selling the land and their people. Myanmar has a Chinese touch already.
Siem Reap, Anlong Veng, Cambodia, Northern Thai Border Area
Khmer people are energetic, alert and they havea sense of humor. Cambodia is still recovering from the tragic loss and harm during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Hanoi, Ha Giang, Yen Minh, Pho Cao, Dong Van Province, White Hmong
Pho Cao, this is one of the remotest places I have been. The Hmong believe that people have seven souls and they prepare for their deaths as early as puberty starts.