Concretis

During last few decades China has been building everything what there is to be built on unprecedented scale. Incredible amounts of bridges, roads, residential buildings become real across the country especially in less developed western provinces. For at least a decade the pace of construction has sped up so much that there’s no single country even approaching the quantity of […]

Vietnam really quick

Pictures below actually are from one and half year ago when Coronavirus started spreading across China. We would spend every morning browsing our phones checking the number of new cases while drinking coffee and having sandwiches for breakfast. We live in China so our trip in Vietnam was, what we didn’t know then, our last trip abroad for a long […]

RIP Laoximen

Excrescence It is not a secret that Shanghai is a modern and cosmopolitan city by international standards. Without a doubt it can be called a global metropolis with all economic indicators and standards of living growing for recent decades. Before coming here for the first time I had wondered whether there are any historical and non-commercial neighbourhoods still left. Turned […]

Shanghai in the time of plague

Thinking about writing this post I couldn’t get out of my head a picture-meme of Kermit the Frog. In the first picture Kermit is laughing jeeringly, the caption says: Europe two weeks ago. In the second picture Kermit is biting his lips, not laughing anymore and the caption says: Europe now. So what can I say. Nobody in Europe is […]

Pinch of Tibet

  When I picture a beautiful view in my mind it is some amazing valley or mountain range stretching for miles and I know it’s somewhere around 4 thousand meters above sea level. So the most spectacular views are associated for me with high altitudes but it is not exactly accurate. I learned it after having a motorbike trip in […]

Collectivity strong in the nation

Especially when we talk about countryside and when there’s need for a whole village manpower to unite in one cause. I was lucky enough to witness such event in one of Yunnan Bai minority villages last year. Having hidden from rain, I noticed gathering of people at one of the courtyards. At closer glimpse I realised that villagers were striving […]

Harvest time

Watch beautiful Chinese countryside during harvest. All work I saw people were doing only by hand without machines. I like to think this way they pay tribute to the nature: not wasting, not growing too much, only what’s necessary for themselves. Northern part of Yunnan, Baizu minority and Shaxi area, wonderful to watch and photograph. If you like this post […]

Inside Tai O village

Today I’m posting a bunch of photos from Tai O fishing village which I recently mentioned here: Skyscrapers and stilt huts In Tai O I spent couple of hours which gave me a chance for a quick peep into residents’ everyday life of that exceptional place. You are welcome to watch the gallery and leave comments and if you don’t […]

Streets of Hong Kong

Tight alleys, busy junctions and somewhere there among crowds of people individuals focused on their daily routines. From morning till evening when the city is lit by numerous glowing logos and neon signs. Hong Kong is full of life 24/7.

Skyscrapers and stilt huts

Entire Hong Kong is just skyscrapers and high rise living estates right? Wrong. Of course HK is one of the richest and most expensive regions in the world but as befits a city which has grown in accordance to capitalistic model, the gap between the rich and poor is present. A few words of introduction. It’s quite clear to most […]