Yangmei 杨美饰

Yangmei Village 杨美村

It's always good to take a little extra time to experience the local culture and explore new places. That's what I did back in May 2012 when I went for a few days for business trip in Nanning, Guanxi Provice, in the South-West of China. Guangxi province is famous for the beautiful and elegant mountains … Continue reading Yangmei Village 杨美村

Chinese New Year in Hongguan

In 2015 we went hiking for a few days in Tongbaoshan and other valleys around Dalikeng in Wuyuan county. This was route we wanted to explore for a while and which connects Hongguan with another village in another valley at 20 kms distance called Guangkang. Our initial plan was to spend the spend the night in … Continue reading Chinese New Year in Hongguan

Journey to Tuva – Otto Mänchen-Helfen- 1929

Otto John Mänchen-Helfen ( 1894 in Vienna, Austria – 1969 in Berkeley, California) was an Austrian academic, sinologist, historian, author, and traveler. Between 1927 and 1930 he worked at Marx-Engels Institute in Moscow, he then he moved to Berlin from 1930 to 1933, till the rise of Nazisms when he then decided to go back … Continue reading Journey to Tuva – Otto Mänchen-Helfen- 1929

A priest and photographer at the end of Qing dynasty

About 100 years ago, China was under the influence of foreign powers as a result of the a century of political and military failures. In the once unexplored provinces of China were now mushrooming representative offices, businessman and even religious men. All were exporting westernization in the Chinese soil trough market, regulations, infrastructures and new … Continue reading A priest and photographer at the end of Qing dynasty

Macau St. Paul Church

I visited the old center of Macau 3 times in the past years, and each time somehow it all began with a walk around St. Paul's church. It is not for us to known the time the project of St. Paul's Church (aka, Our Lady Mother of God, 大三巴牌坊) started or from whom was draw … Continue reading Macau St. Paul Church

Bunker-42 ~ Moscow

Just a few years ago the main entrance of Bunker 42 on Kotelnicheskiy 5th lane in Moscow could have been easily confused for a common building from the end of 18th century. Instead, under its foundations it's hided a long-range air force command-post of Strategic Nuclear Forces of Soviet Union. Today it's a museum dedicated … Continue reading Bunker-42 ~ Moscow

Tsukurukai – 新しい歴史教科書をつくる会

This article aims to offer an impartial vision to recent and old facts as a recap on open questions between China and Japan looking back to past events just impartially. After World War II there have been many tensions between People Republic of China and Japan. First we need to consider that what is world … Continue reading Tsukurukai – 新しい歴史教科書をつくる会

Pingyao and its walls

Pingyao (平遥古城), an ancient city protected by UNESCO located at the center of Shanxi province,  just few kilometers south of Taiyuan, is definitely a window to the past rural life in North-central China. Following  tradition Chinese cities were often surrounded by city-walls in order to defend themselves from neighbor reigns and nomads tribes. Between the … Continue reading Pingyao and its walls

Blue house – Hong Kong

Not far from the old British Post-office of Wan Chai (now Environmental Protection Dept.) , over a hill in the direction of a temple a blu building catches ones the attention. Blue House (蓝楼)is an historical building in Wan Chai district(灣仔), Hong-Kong. At it's ground floor  is possible to visit a small hall called "Hong Kong House … Continue reading Blue house – Hong Kong