Abandoned Houtouwan village reclaimed by nature

Houtouwan Joe Nafis aerial view

Reclaimed by Nature: The abandoned Houtouwan Village, located on a small island off Shanghai*. Houtouwan is a dying fishing village on the northern edge of Shengshan Island, accessible via a bridge from Gouqi island. Houtouwan used to be home to approx. 2,000 people, mostly fishermen …

Documentary about Chinese Tourists

Documentary Chinese Tourists

Documentary about Chinese Tourists | Three years ago, 98 million Mainland China tourists went overseas – predominantly to Europe. In 2017, more than 100 million mainland Chinese had travelled abroad. That was a new a record for China, according to CNTA – the China National Tourism Administration. And numbers are rising each year …

Marina Bay Sands Review

marina bay sands review

Marina Bay Sands Review | The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore became a landmark right after its grand opening in 2011. Singapore desperately needed this hotel. Already facing a slowing world economy, the south-east asian metropolis regularly gets hit by the “Haze” – a nasty men-made smog coming from neighboring Indonesia …

Paradise Thailand

paradise thailand koh tao

Paradise Thailand | When booking a vacation in the tropics, many of us look for paradise. So let’s define it. Paradise is a place in which existence is positive, harmonious and timeless. It is the counter-image of our daily grind. Instead of fighting for comfort, in paradise comfort is a pre-set. And in addition to this you will find peace, prosperity, and happiness …

Israel for Beginners

Bells Cave Beit Guvrin National Park Israel

Israel for Beginners | Mostly because of never ending tensions between Muslims and Jews, Israel has not yet been able to compete with other popular mediterranean travel destinations in attracting international tourists. But the so-called ‘Holy Land’ actually has a charming side and many historical sites waiting for you …

China Hidden Tourist Spots

Honghe Hani Rice Terraces

China’s Hidden Tourist Spots Top 10 | Sure they are not really hidden, but somehow not easy to reach because distances are huge. The following locations are worth a visit – if you have time and you are willing to live without internet: China’s Hidden Tourist Spots …