Until almost 100 years ago Tirana only had a few thousand inhabitants, but under the Communist Regime it grew to half a million people.
Monkey Madness in Iwatayama
On a small hill high above Kyoto there are about 120 Japanese Macaques, wondering why strange, bipedal creatures put free food in their hands… 😉
The Bloodred Shores of Enoshima
In 522 goddess Benzaiten emerged the island of Enoshima from the sea and chased a dragon away. We don’t know if that’s true, but Enoshima is a top spot for tourists and nature lovers today 🙂
Train to Busan
After the last two long-distance bus rides I was not too interested in covering the last leg of my trip through South Korea by bus again. So I took the train from Gyeongju to Busan. Wait, Train to Busan? I hope it also works without all the Zombies… 😉
Gyeongju: Of (Grave-)Hills and Mountains
Gyeongju was the capital of the Korean Peninsula for several hundred years. It is a small city, but very popular among Koreans due to its historical significance.
72 hours in… Beijing
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.
Welcome to… the Republic of Moldova
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
Moscow over ground
After so much military stuff and underground sights I’ll write about some of the overground sights in this last article about Moscow. I’ve heard there are some nice ones 😉