If you effectively just have two days for a trip to Beijing and its surroundings, the plan pretty much makes itself. One day goes to Tianamen Square, the Forbidden City and the neighboring areas, and the other one to the Chinese Wall (萬里長城).
The first ten days of my mini trip around the world have passed, and it’s time to post something again 🙂 My first stop to was Beijing, the capital of China, and in this post you can read what has happened while I was there.
The history of Moldova is closely linked to Jewish culture. In 1903 there were over 200,000 jews in the region, now there are only about 15,000 left. And the traces of their history are slowly fading.
Many people think that there are no white spaces on maps anymore. Tourists in the Himalayas seem to bump into each other at the top of Mount Everest and have been able to post to Instagram via a special mobile network for years. Former “insider locations” are now served by budget airlines. But one doesn’t have to travel far away: The Republic of Moldova, one of the world’s least visited countries, is located between Romania and Ukraine – just two hours from Frankfurt by plane. The exact numbers differ, but most statistics agree that much less than 20.000 international tourists
I have to admit it: 53 countries in ten years, but I’ve never actually circumnavigated the world in a single trip. So it is about time 🙂
Somewhere in the Martell valley in South Tyrol, surrounded by three-thousand meter high mountains, you can find an 85 years old luxury hotel. But no guest has slept here since World War II.
It just sits there on a patch of grass towards the end of the Vinschgau valley near the town of Mals in South Tyrol, Italy: An abandoned Word War I bunker. Time to have a look…
How do you move around “in style” in St. Petersburg? Use the Metro? A helicopter? A tank? A ship, or maybe a submarine? Good question 🙂
Time for some Urban Exploration in Russia! 😯