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 …

Alternative Festivals 2019

La Tomatina - Your weapon of choice will be the tomato.

Alternative Festivals 2019 | In this blog post we want to introduce you to alternative festivals. With that in mind, here are four markedly different events for your consideration this year …

Cuba Tourism Havana Moon

Cuba tourism. Rotten but clean side alley in Havana. Photo by

Cuba Tourism Havana Moon | Let’s get that straight right away: We are not yet ready to travel to Cuba, but some others are. Havanna Moon! The Rolling Stones were there soon after the 2015 normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations …

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 …

Overcrowded Public Transport

overcrowded public transport

Overcrowded Public Transport | Tourists traveling outside the comfort zones of Northern America and Western Europe very often experience the weirdest things. Example: Transportation. If you rely on public transport, a journey from A to B in Africa might not always meet your standards …