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Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection "exalting the self and the other"

Naoshima and Lee Ufan: expressive interconnection “exalting the self and the other”

Lee Ufan nudges you to see what you normally do not see. As in meditation, his work is not about ideas but rather transcendence of the self. The philosophical artworks ...
travel Laos

Cruising the Mekong River in Laos

Cruising the Mekong at sunset can be an unforgettable experience, if you do it right. In Luang Prabang, there are large, with tourists packed loud boats taking you for a ...
Spiritual charms of Luang Prabang

Spiritual charms of Luang Prabang

The spiritual charms of Luang Prabang breathe out the air of authentic, focused, generous, innocent, kind, open and pure Buddhist attitude. Being, and not just Instagram-posting, in this UNESCO shrine ...
Photo essay: Autumnal beauty and poetry of Kyoto

Photo essay: Autumnal beauty and poetry of Kyoto

The autumnal beauty of Kyoto stirs the inner naturalist in any one of us. It is poetic and by far my favourite season to be in the former imperial capital ...
Kumano Kodo: finding the ethereal spirit in the Japanese forest

Kumano Kodo: finding the ethereal spirit in the Japanese forest

Animist, buddhist and shintoist confluence of peaceful coexistence is awakened on the Kii peninsula of Japan. For more than a millennium, ancient pilgrimage routes have, like ropes of hope, connected ...
Photo Essay: People of Nepal

Photo Essay: People of Nepal

The people of Nepal poses a magnetizing allure in their eyes. My photo essay from Nepal includes Kathmandu and hiking in the Himalayas ...
India: There is more to Goa than parties, hippies and drugs

India: There is more to Goa than parties, hippies and drugs

Goa, one of the wealthiest and smallest states in India, was a Portuguese colony for 450 years until 1961. The centuries-long colonial rule left a strong European cultural influence in ...
Japanese nature in Autumn

Photo essay: Autumnal leaves changing in Japan

Japan is famed for its glorious autumnal transformation when nature brightens up the skies with the colorful leafs ...

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