Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chūgoku region of western Honshū, the largest island of Japan. It became best known as the first city in history to be destroyed by a nuclear weapon when the United States Army Air Forces dropped an atomic bomb on it at 8:15 […]

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Nestled among the mountains of Western Honshu, Kyoto was the capital of Japan and the residence of the Emperor from 794 until the Meiji Restoration of 1868, when the capital was moved to Tokyo. During its millennium at the center of Japanese power, culture, tradition, and religion, it accumulated an unparalleled collection of palaces, temples […]

Zaouiat Ahansal, Morocco

Zaouiat Ahansal, Morocco

Morocco is a tapestry of diverse landscapes, languages and people. The thread that unites the sundry fabrics together is the role that Islam plays in familial, social, and political life. From the mosques and call to prayer to greetings and customs, Islam connects Moroccans and underpins the society in fascinating ways. Beneath this harmonious quilt, […]

Lijiang, China

Lijiang, China

Lijiang is in the Yunnan Province with Jade Dragon snow-capped mountain at 4600 meters is a ‘top’ attraction. The Jade river divides into three and its streams form the canal and waterways which flow along the old town streets. The indigenous Naxi people and Dongba culture share a close relationship with nature in this high […]

Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou, China

Famed for its natural scenery, Hangzhou and its West Lake (西湖 Xī Hú) have been immortalized by countless poets and artists.

Suzhou, China

Suzhou, China

Suzhou, previously transliterated as Su-chou, Suchow, and Soochow, is a major city located in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, located adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Taihu Lake and is a part of the Yangtze River Delta […]

Zhongdian, China

Zhongdian, China

This area which now takes on the name of Shangri La in 2001 mostly for marketing reasons. The town is split between Tibetan and Han Chinese residents, as well as a fair smattering of Naxi, Bai, Yi and Lisu, with the surrounding countryside entirely Tibetan. Such images as the great Yangtze river (third longest in […]

Greece

Greece

Greece is a country in southeastern Europe. Situated on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula, Greece has land borders with Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the east.

Xian, China

Xian, China

Xi’an is more than 3,000 years old and was known as Chang’an in ancient times. For 1,000 years, the city was the capital for 13 dynasties, and a total of 73 emperors ruled here. Xi’an is the undisputed root of Chinese civilisation having served as the capital city for the Zhou, Qin, Han, and Tang […]

South Island, New Zealand

South Island, New Zealand

The South Island (Māori: Te Wai Pounamu) is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, the other being the more populous North Island. It is bordered to the north by Cook Strait, to the west by the Tasman Sea, to the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The South Island is […]