The painting in the mountains


"First I saw the mountains in the painting. Then I saw the painting in the mountains." This Chinese proverb crossed my mind when I was standing at the top of Mt. Beacon in South Korea.

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Hong Kong air pollution in photos


You’ve probably heard about Hong Kong air pollution before. You might have read about it in your Lonely Planet. But nothing can prepare you for the actual sight of a city that is covered under a thick blanket of smog.

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Shanghai Jewish Ghetto: a forgotten piece of history


The former Shanghai Jewish Ghetto was one of the last safe havens for Jewish people who fled Nazi Europe in the 1930s and early 1940s. Discover a forgotten piece of history.

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A smile that took my breath away


There is a girl I want to tell you about. I caught sight of her in the lush and colourful gardens of one of the many temples that Japan has to offer.

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