The Pagoda of the Lady Thien Hau is a temple located in the Cho Lon (Chinatown) area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The temple is dedicated to Thiên Hậu, the Lady of the Sea. Thien Hau Temple Map and Location Thien Hau Temple, 710 Nguyen Trai, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
I’m a fan of the Austrian artist and architect Hundertwasser. Whenever I find myself in Austria or Germany (where most of his work is) I make a diversion to visit one. In the case of the Green Citadel of Magdeburg I was on my way from Hamburg to Leipzig, and I saw I could go […]
What’s better than an industrial brick-warehouse district? An industrial brick-warehouse district with canals. The Speicherstadt (city of warehouses in German) is the largest warehouse district in the world built on timber-pile foundations. Knowing how much of Hamburg was destroyed in the war it’s amazing to see so much pre-war industrial architecture that survived (around half […]
I had never heard of Zwolle until the day before I visited. When planning my trip from Amsterdam to Groningen I saw I had to change train there. I looked it up and read that it has a medieval centre set inside a defensive canal. Sold! The old town area is a ten minute walk […]
I know I’ve said this about other stations, but Amsterdam Centraal is one of my favourite train stations in Europe. Lets just say it’s in my top 10. I’m travelling around Europe for one month with Eurail, who have provided my ticket. I started in Amsterdam and from here I’ll be visiting smaller cities that […]
[Nathan Road in Kowloon, Hong Kong] One of my favourite aspects of the Hong Kong urban landscape are these giant advertising signs that hang over roads. Hong Kong Travel Resources Hong Kong travel guide. Hong Kong hotels – First time to Hong Kong? Find out where to stay in Hong Kong. Hong Kong photo gallery.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund is a conservation and research centre in Namibia, 44 km east of Otjiwarongo. See more photo in the Cheetah Conservation Fund photo gallery.
Brandberg Mountain in the northwestern Namib Desert is the highest mountain in Namibia. I camped here for two days at a campsite near a dry riverbed. More photos can be found in the Brandberg Mountain photo gallery.
Cape Cross on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia has one of the largest colonies of Cape Fur Seals in the world. The Cape Cross Seal Reserve is home to up to 200,000 seals, depending on the season. Seal bleats sound like a cross between a sheep and a cow, and the collective smell of hundreds […]
I visited the Namibian city of Swakopmund to see the Mad Max: Fury Road filming locations. Near Swakopmund are these towering sand dunes which we visited at sunset. At the time I had no context of how this landscape related to the movie. Two months later I saw the movie and there is a scene […]