For the last two winters I’ve taken a beach holiday in Koh Lanta in Thailand. It’s a great place to go if you’re looking for a relaxing break.
To get there, I fly into Phuket. From there it’s a one hour taxi ride to the ferry port. There are a couple of options for the different ferries which you c
In the historic city of Gyeongju in South Korea is a beautiful temple with a past full of myth and legend.
The temple is called Bulguksa which can be translated as Buddhist Country Temple. When I first read about the meaning of Bulguksa, I thought it was called this because it’s out in the country,
The city of Gyeongju was once the capital of the Korean peninsula. It was the heart of the Shilla Empire (57 B.C. - 935 A.D.) and at one time home to around one million people. In the downtown area of Gyeongju, just a short walk from Wolseong Fortress where the palace of the Shilla Kingdom was locat
At the bottom of the crater of Ijen volcano in East Java, workers endure harsh conditions to mine sulfur. Also known as brimstone, this yellow mineral has many industrial uses. It is used to make fertiliser, glue, cement and many other things.
The crater is dominated by a one kilometer wide turquoi
I have a strong interest in cultural heritage, so when I saw this unique photo, I had to discover more about what was happening in the picture. I soon found on the internet that this event takes place in Indonesia and is called Pacu Jawi. I looked it up in my Lonely Planet Guide for Indonesia that I