This post has been submitted by Bastiaan Blikman, the blogger behind Want2discover.com. We have yet to visit Java, so it was fun taking a virtual trip to this intriguing destination. 7 reasons to visit the island of Java in Indonesia I traveled in Asia for 10 months and there were many highlights. One of them […]
Varanasi street scene, viewed from the rooftop of our hotel India is a fascinating country. Varanasi was the first city we visited during our travels through northern India, so you can imagine the culture shock and sensory overload we experienced after we passed the Sunauli border crossing between Nepal and India. There are several images […]
The Watchful Eyes of Boudhanath in Kathmandu, Nepal Boudhanath is one of the most impressive Buddhist temples we’ve had the good fortune of witnessing. Located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline and is one of the largest and most significant Buddhist monuments in the world. In 1979, Boudhanath […]
City Skyline – Kobe, Japan This week’s travel photo was captured from the waterfront boardwalk at Harborland, a popular shopping and entertainment district in central Kobe, Japan’s fifth largest city. Kobe rarely makes the shortlist for Japan’s “must visit cities” and is often overshadowed by nearby Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. We were told it’s an […]
Wild Rhinos in Chitwan National Park, Nepal Chitwan National Park, located in the Terai flat lands of southern Nepal, offers adventure seekers and eco-tourists a number of interesting experiences. But there’s one adventure we think all visitors should try – an elephant safari through thick bush in search of the Asian one-horned rhinoceros (aka the […]
This week’s travel photo captures one of the most impressive structures we’ve come across during our travels – Amber Fort in Jaipur, India
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