Yogyakarta Yogyakarta is a city located in the central part of the island of Java, one of more than 17.000 that comprise Indonesia. It’s the island’s soul and therefore an absolutely obligatory destination for those who travel to the region. The 1st leg of my trip to Indonesia was focused on . . .
The island of Java Java is one of 17000 Indonesian islands, the world’s largest archipelago. It’s located in Southwest Asia, near Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. The country is known to be an authentic paradise, with green landscapes, outstanding beaches with crystal clear water and a bountiful . . .
The islands with the shape of a palm tree The emirate of Dubai is the most populous of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has the second largest area. The homonymous capital holds several mega-projects, one of them being the stunning Palm Islands. These tree artificial islands have a palm-tree . . .
The island of Ukulhas is among the 1190 islands of Maldives. This is where I stayed for quite some time. I wanted to be acquainted with the paradisiac beaches, whilst trying to escape from resorts a bit, in order to go for a more affordable option and have a more authentic experience. Usually, when . . .
The Republic of Maldives is found in the Indian Ocean, in the south-west of Sri Lanka and India. It comprises 1190 islands (200 of those are uninhabited), grouped into natural atolls, scattered throughout an area with 90.000km2. Its official language is Dhivehi, whose roots are found in Sanskrit . . .
United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a federation of 7 emirates. This cluster of emirates can be found in the Arabian Peninsula, at the Persian Gulf’s southernmost tip. Abu Dhabi is its de facto capital, however, Dubai is the largest city overall. The main religion is Islam and . . .
Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second-largest city and the capital its homonyms province. It’s located in the Ping River valley, a mountainous area, about 700 km away from Bangkok. It comprises more than 300 temples, almost as much as those that can be found in the capital. Given the vast amount of . . .
One of Bangkok’s most fascinating places is its Grand Palace (hereafter referred to as Palace). It’s located on the bank of the Chao Phraya River, an area where some people used to live before being moved to what is currently Chinatown. Throughout 150 years, the palace was the residence of the Thai . . .
Bangkok is Thailand’s capital and one of the world’s most stunning cities. It’s located on the east bank of the Chao Phraya River (which means River of Kings). This river spreads itself through the city and flows into the Gulf of Thailand.The name Thai people actually don’t recognize the city . . .
Ayutthaya can be found about 80 km north of Bangkok, Thailand’s capital. This historic city has been considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991. First, we can address this site’s history, one that started when, many centuries ago, Thai people migrated to south from China. After the . . .