In Nagasaki and Hiroshima I learned a lot about the horror of destruction, suffering, guilt, and military reasoning – but also about the importance of forgiveness.
Two more highlights in Japan are surely worth mentioning: bathing and food. Both is anchored deeply in Japanese culture and will free your mind…
Couchsurfing in Japan was difficult – but once I found a host, all experiences were wonderful! And not without a reason…
Japanese Kōyō Season – in the West better known as Indian summer – was an unexpected but wonderful experience that was one of my absolute Japan highlights.
Traveling quick through beautiful Japan gave me a brief but wide overview over one of the most wonderful countries I had been to so far.
My last days in South Korea were spent in Busan, a buzzing port city for seafood lovers which holds also a very unique cemetery.
The beauty of Asian fall, a traditional folk viallage as well as the ancient capital of Gyeongju with it’s many Heritage Sites made me appreciating South Korea much more.
First stop in South Korea was it’s capital Seoul where some gems like the lantern festival could be discovered.
Xi’an is the base to discover one of the top archeological sites in the world: The famous Terracotta Army. However, also Xi’an itself is worth to dive into.
Pingyao is a small town about 600km southwest of Beijing. It’s great asset are it’s mostly untouched historical buildings – foremost the complete ancient city wall.