Asia and Middle East

Asia, the largest and most populated of all the terrestrial continents, offers a variety of natural wonders, some of which seem to be magic. From Nepal’s ice-covered high peaks to the misty jungles of Cambodia’s plains, Asia offers incredible geographical and cultural diversity. Whether you choose to climb imposing mountains or walk through lush forests, you will discover sites of singular beauty…Discover the countries I have visited:
A taste of India

A taste of India

Namaste, The Taj Mahal, an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the South bank of Yamura River in Agra, is the most admired and photographed edifice in India. The building was and remains the most perfect ever built by man. It was commissioned in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan...
Fast and Furious

Fast and Furious

Namaste, I left the airport in New Delhi at 1.30 am local time… All my senses are immediately overwhelmed with smells, colors, and sounds… the heat is still overwhelming: it is still 100 ° F (currently the temperatures hit 116 ° F during the day – in...
On your feet or on your Chi(k)nees ?

On your feet or on your Chi(k)nees ?

您好(Ni hao), The continuation and end of our discovery of the Fujian Province in Southeastern China. The small town of Gutian, located in the Northeastern part of the Fujian Province is a historic place for the Chinese. Indeed, it is in Gutian that Mao Zedong, Zhu De,...
Tea for two and too much tea

Tea for two and too much tea

Ni hao, Fujian Province abbreviated “Min“, is located in Southeast China, bordering, along the East China Sea, the South China Sea, and the Taiwan Strait. The island of Taiwan itself is further off to the Southeast. While Fujian is resolutely turned...
The Blue Lotus

The Blue Lotus

您好 (ni hao), You have surely recognized (or not) the reference to the adventures of Tintin, the comics series by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé… I’ll let you guess the stopover? Come on, make a small cultural effort. I’ll give you another hint: it is the city...
From terra firma to the land of the dzos

From terra firma to the land of the dzos

Namaste, Breathing the scents of Asia, exploring a region of the world where the mountains flirt with the sky… Are you ready to explore a country where the earth greets the sky and where the blue azure of the heavens blends perfectly with the highest mountain...
The garden city and its magic lanterns

The garden city and its magic lanterns

Sated with futuristic buildings, we find another side of Singapore when walking down the streets of its ethnic neighborhoods. Arab Street, a small shopping street, is a labyrinth of colorful houses, bustling day and night and quite near the must-see Sultan Mosque with...
On the narrow streets of Singapore…

On the narrow streets of Singapore…

Ladies and gentlemen, Let’s explore a city, a country, and an island by visiting only one place: Singapore, located off the coast of Southern Malasia. The Asian city-state known as “The Garden City” is a global commercial, financial and...
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