Tag Archives: sights

Hong Kong Comments Off

Tweet After our flight (Michael and me) from Taipei to Shenzhen we stayed a night and crossed the border at midday of the following day. As Shenzhen borders directly to Hong Kong you can use the great public transport system from the first meter on to reach the city centre. Our hostel “YesInn” was located […]

Macao (澳門) Comments Off

Tweet Getting to the “Las Vegas” of China is pretty easy from Hong Kong. The ferries leave more less every 15-30 minutes both ways. Like Hong Kong, Macao is a special administrative region and you need to cross the border and get a visa even if you are coming from China mainland or Hong Kong. […]

Lyudao (綠島) – The Green Island Comments Off

Tweet Lyudao (綠島), also called the “Green Island” is one of the smallest islands of Taiwan located in the east of the country. There are several ferries (about NT$500/one-way-ticket) and flights with Mandarin Airlines (about NT$2000/one-way-ticket) from Taitung City (台東市). View Larger Map Getting a train ticket and a reserved seat in Taiwan is not […]

Tainan (臺南市) and AnPing District (安平區) Comments Off

Tweet Michael came down from Taipei for a weekend and so we started to head around with a scooter to see the most important sights of the city. The first stop we did isn’t far away from the main train station and is the Chihkan Tower (Fort Provintia) (台南市). It is one of the best […]

Sun Moon Lake (日月潭) Comments Off

Tweet After a very short night we had to get up to reach one of the first buses to the lake. The Sun Moon Lake is the largest, natural body of water in Taiwan. It is situated near Taichung in the inner part of the country and can just be reached by bus.  Starting in […]

13th Century Park Comments Off

Tweet After a very short night we went with to the 13th Century Park, about 100km away from Ulaanbaatar in the countryside. In this park several yurt camps are reconstructed and give a feeling for the life of the Mongolian long time ago. The entry fee of about €60 is very high and in my […]

Улаанбаатар (Ulaanbaatar) 2

Tweet Sergelen, a Mongolian friend of us, living normally in Vienna picked is up from the train station at 06:00 o’clock in the morning and we directly started our sight seeing trip through Ulaanbaatar, the about 100 years old capital of Mongolia with about 1 Million habitants. It is fascinating how the city has been […]

Irkutsk Comments Off

Tweet In Irkutsk we are just staying for one night and get directly to Olchon Island at the Lake Baikal afterwards. We are staying in the Baikaler Hostel which is located in the so called centre of the city. It is like a huge shared flat with  4 rooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen. […]

Москва (Moscow) Comments Off

Tweet The first day in Moscow was one of these days where you still have power and you would like to see everything at the same time. After visiting the Christ the Saviour Cathedral which was rebuilt in 1994 to 2000 and walking over to the Kremlin the T-shirt was completely wet and the head started to […]