The photographs of little villages hidden in the Japanese Alps does a good job of selling this place for the visitors. It does take a certain determination to see Unesco awarded Gokayama and Shirakawago villages as these places are off the beaten track.
Welcome to the beautiful Riviera Nayarit, where Pacific ocean meets the jungle. The 300 km long cost line is dotted with villages and small town, waiting to be discovered. We managed to find one of the most beautiful one – Bucerias. And this is how we spend our sandy Christmas.
Two things I remember from our brief stop in Nara are the heat and the clever deers begging tourists for biscuits. Nara is the old capital of Japan and is a home for many Unesco sights. It is a must stop for the history lovers.
Before going to Osaka, you will hear many thing about this city: the best night life in Japan, friendly and relaxed people, amazing street food and the vibrant atmosphere. This is is all true!
Kyoto is the heart of Japan – geographically and culturally. I usually do not like to stay in one place for too long, but I will go back to Kyoto to spend mote time enjoying so many things this beautiful town and its surroundings have to offer.
Thanks to its topographical situation Japan is basically a one big hot spring. And it comes with no surprise that the Japanese people, who are masters in incorporating the harmony of nature in many different forms and shapes to their everyday lives, have an elaborated culture of public baths – onsens.
Japan has plenty cultural highlights and splendid nature spots. However, the country is not well known for its beaches. Sure, if you plan a beach vacation, a list of all the other South East Asia countries will pop in you head, before you will think about Japan. But if you are planning a visit to the country of the rising sun, keep in mind that white sands and turquoise waters are within a hand’s
In the end of July we started our long waited and carefully planned trip around Japan. On our second day in the city we learned about the summer festival taking place in Asakusa neighborhood and decided to check it out.
After 5 weeks in the beautiful Andalucia and 7-hour trip up North I spent a week exploring towns, villages and mountains in Castilla y Leon, Navara and Basque country. This is a collection of my travel pictures from different places in the North of Spain.
It was one of those long hot summer weekends in the middle of July when we found ourselves in the North of Italy next to the Como Lake. We spent the weekend taking refreshing dips into the lake, admiring the surroundings and (of course) eating. This is my brief set of tips for anyone who wants to spend spring/summer/early autumn weekend in this little piece of paradise.
Mexico City – one of the biggest, most crowded and busiest places on the face of the Earth. Just imagine the anthill of 22 million people building lives together in the 1485 square meters. Because Mexico City is located in the heart of the earthquake epicenter, here you will not see the tall skyscrapers, which are so common to other megapolis around the world.
It was an early Monday morning. After admiring yet another stunning sunrise over the mountains of Chihuahua and home made burrito breakfast in the airport, the 19 of us found ourselves in the dry heat of Guadalajara. We were in the middle of Mexico’s west.
So May was crazy. I came back after 5 weeks in Spain, repacked my suitcase and was off to Mexico. This time we did not go alone, but took a bunch of Lithuanians and decided to show them the best that Mexico has to offer. We started in the crazy Mexico city, then continued to Chihuahua, later moved to Jalisco and visited Guadalajara and the actual town of Tequila and ended up in Puerto Vallarta. Th
It was the beginning of 2017 and the middle of a very grey winter in Brussels. It was the right time to make some changes. I pulled out a map of Spain, closed my eyes and blindly pointed my finger to an unknown location. When I opened my eyes I saw that Malaga is going to be a place where I am going to start an early summer.
It was the Semana Santa week in the South of Spain and the unusual 30 degrees for mid-April. The conditions were perfect to explore the beautiful white villages that are hiding in the mountains of Andalusia.
Semana Santa in Andausia is a very special celebration. For locals it is a life long tradition, inviting to come back home to their own or their parents villages, meet their childhood friends, enjoy free afternoons and extra days-off. For people of faith, this week is a spiritual journey, taking thought various stages of excruciation and revival. And for the rest, it is a street spectacle
Many of the things that represent Spain around the world have originated from here. And bullfighting is one of them. I know, there is a wide debate about banning the bull-fighting, and some regions of Spain have done it already. But by the look of things here, Andalusia will be the last one, if ever, to let it go.
It was the middle of August and we found ourselves in the old city of Jerusalem. The historic importance of this place just blew my mind. The four quarters, the mixture of traditions, stories, lives. It is a cradle of our civilization and the axe of the world!
As it does not feel like spring yet, I keep on coming back to the pictures from my last summer trips. The Greek island hopping trip, that we did last August, is something I was meaning to share for a while now. It was yet another grim and rainy Sunday afternoon in Brussels, I desperately needed to see some sun. So I went back to Santorini.
Tijuana, according to some sources, the most crossed border in the world, for some others probably the one and only Mexico they’ve seen.