Dear Reader, this is the Yuyuan Garden located in the Old Town of Shanghai, conceived in the year 1559 during the Ming Dynasty. Because it was originally built as a comfortable and peaceful place for old Minister Pan En, Yu stands for ‘peace’ 豫园.
Dear Reader, Most guide books will mention most of the famous sites that you MUST visit while in Mexico. You know… Yucatán, Vallarta, pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico City, diving locations, etc. As interesting and fascinating they can be, these sites are very touristic, of course, so prepare […]
Dear Reader, this is mosaic with gold that you find on a column of the facade of the Orvieto Cathedral, else known as Duomo di Orvieto.
Dear Reader, You have seen before that sometimes we may bump into very strange and/or curious like the ones we have discovered in China. Well odd signs keep appearing on my way. Last week end I found this one in Chacala, West coast of Mexico. The place itself […]
Dear Reader, I thought that in nature there is only one big mammal that has floppy ears. The elephant. Otherwise floppy ears are a clear feature of domesticated animals, like rabbits, some dog races, etc. That was until I encountered this lovely cow in Chacala area. The Brahman […]
Salton Rice photo, Quintana Roo.
Dear Reader, Have you ever been witness of a mirage? Well, I have. In the Tunisian desert driving towards Matmata. Dictionary defines Mirage as following: an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused […]
Dear Reader, A few days ago a fellow reader asked me what is the difference between Pyongyang and the rest of the North Korea country in terms of people and perceived culture and lifestyle. I can tell you, dear Reader, that the differences are so vast that as […]
Dear Reader, Once upon a time, a noble condottiero and patron of the arts, Sir Pier Francesco Orsini, decided to create the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo, a set of gardens filled with monsters and mythological creatures. Sir Pier Francesco made it very clear and remarked that the […]
Dear Reader, This is the most anonymous synagogue I have ever seen. La Ghriba synagogue, in Djerba, Tunisia. Even in super touristic spots of Tunisia you can find rare jewels. The La Ghriba or El Ghriba synagogue is the oldest still-standing synagogue in Africa. A rare piece of […]