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

Bezeklik Caves, Xinjiang

I've been very excited to visit the ancient Buddhist caves of Bezeklik in 2015. Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves (柏孜克里千佛洞, Bǎi zī kè lǐ qiān fú dòng) are located in Xinjiang Autonomous Region (新疆维吾尔自治区, Xīnjiāng wéiwú'ěr zìzhìqū,شىنجاڭ ئۇيغۇر  ئاپتونوم رايونى ) to the north of the Taklamakan desert, around 50 kms East of Turpan (吐鲁番,Tǔlǔfān, تورپان) … Continue reading Bezeklik Caves, Xinjiang

Manolo, a Magician, a “Crab” Out of Place

The man is a constant source of surprises. On October 24th in Scuola Grande di S. Giovanni Evangelista many gathered to listen to the story of a great climber. Italian Mountaineering Club (CAI) of Venice invited Maurizio Zanolla (Feltre,1958), better known as "Manolo", to talk about his life-long experience in mountaineering. A man who spaces between … Continue reading Manolo, a Magician, a “Crab” Out of Place

Two weeks in Xinjiang – Urumqi & Kashgar

Lucky enough to have a business trip in Urumqi, i took the opportunity to spend 2 weeks in Xinjiang. 4 days in Urumqi, 4 days in Kasghar and 4 around Turfan. My initial idea was to rent a car for 8 days but it turned out too expensive, so after my staying in Urumqi I … Continue reading Two weeks in Xinjiang – Urumqi & Kashgar

Conversation in front of a plate of dumplings – in Hong Kong

   Every day travellers and curious wanders around the small irregular street in Hong Kong center, near RD., is more common to find foreign restaurants and other typical food from other parts of Mainland China then Hong Kong local food.   I enter in one of the many dumpling restaurants of the city and I … Continue reading Conversation in front of a plate of dumplings – in Hong Kong

Dandong- At the doors of North Korea

Since the Japanese invasion of Korea and eastern Russia the railways starting from Chinese Manchuria have been the main channels for the connection and commerce between the region. Get there From Shenyang train station, as for in the past, I'm taking the first train of 7:30 directed to Dandong city to reach the boarders between … Continue reading Dandong- At the doors of North Korea

Tongboshanzhen – Hiking between the burdens of Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces

To celebrate the beginning of the year of the goat we decide to go hiking for few days in the North-East area of Jiangxi province, on the burdens with Fujian province. Our goal is to escape from the grey walls of Shanghai and enjoy the Chinese New Year's celebrations in the small villages of the … Continue reading Tongboshanzhen – Hiking between the burdens of Jiangxi and Fujian Provinces

The powerful Soviet Iron and Steel Heavy Industry – Liberation Armies Illustrated

Newspapers, magazines and any other political sources of the Revolutionary China in the 1950's were less politically interested on emphasizing the role of the political leaders and the achievements of the party, but instead they have a more practical and educational message for the population to build the socialist society. Very simply, this articles have a core … Continue reading The powerful Soviet Iron and Steel Heavy Industry – Liberation Armies Illustrated

Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County

On the road from Rnga-ba to the direction of  Gcig-sgril-in-mgo-log, in the County of Aba near the village of Rgya-stod (甲尔多乡, Jia'erduo village) is Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Monastery (full name as  rtsi nang dgon dpal me 'gyur NGES Don bde chen gling, Chinese name as 孜朗寺), a Jonang School Monastery officially founded in 1429. The Jonang School was widely believed to have been extinct after … Continue reading Rtsi-nang-dgon-pa Jonang Monastery – Aba County