Category Archives: Asia

Landmarks of Seoul, South Korea

No less than 25 city districts together form the South Korean capital of Seoul. In Dutch, the name is also written as Seoul, but if you listen to the correct Korean pronunciation of the city name, you wonder where the second ‘e’ comes from. You clearly hear a sound where the ‘u’ belongs. Seoul has… Read more »

Kusadasi, Bodrum and Ephesus, Turkey

Western Turkey is adorned with the resort town of Kusadasi, the symbol of which is Pigeon Island. In addition to the Byzantine fortress, nothing here will remind you of the military past of the city. A special place for tourists and locals in Kusadasi is a huge mosque built in the 17th century. Ephesus is… Read more »

Helpful Hints for Tourism in Oman

A lot of things in the country are subject to customs and traditional Islamic norms, so certain rules of conduct should be observed. In public places, women should avoid overly revealing or tight clothing and miniskirts, while men should avoid shorts or sleeveless T-shirts. The wearing of local clothes by Europeans is also frowned upon,… Read more »

What to See in Nizwa and Salalah (Oman)

Nizwa (Oman) According to PLUS-SIZE-TIPS, Nizwa is the administrative center of the El-Dahiliya region. The city is located on the El Jaif plateau, 175 km southwest of Muscat. In the 6th-7th centuries, Nizwa was the capital of the state and its main cultural center. To this day, attractions such as the ancient fort and mosques… Read more »

What to See in Yerevan (Armenia)

From Yerevan, you can go south to the Ararat region. Here, 30 km southeast of the capital of the country, is the ancient city of Artashat. It was founded in the 2nd century BC. e. King Artashes I. Under the rule of the Artashesid dynasty for the next 5 centuries after its foundation, Artashat was… Read more »

Kolomna, Russia

According to JUSTINSHOES, Kolomna is located 114 km south of Moscow at the confluence of the Moskva River with the Oka River. For the first time the city is mentioned in 1177, this year is considered the year of foundation of the city. At that time, Kolomna was a border post of the Ryazan principality.… Read more »

Saudi Arabia Literature

In the last two decades, the literary production of the Saudi Arabia has overcome a penalizing geographical and cultural isolation, and Saudi authors have become much more visible even in those Arab and international literary circuits on the margins of which they remained until a few years ago. The dawn of the 21st century. coincided… Read more »

Lebanon Economy

Republic (10,400 km 2 with 2,126,325 residents in 1970) unitary presidential type. Due to its geographical position, and the influx of numerous Palestinian refugees – who have come to close to 200,000 units -, Lebanon has been severely affected by the events of recent years, which have resulted in the outbreak of a bloody civil… Read more »

Underground St. Paul’s River Park, Philippines

Underground River National Park is located on the west coast of Palawan, 81 kilometers from the center of Puerto Princesa. In 1999, it received the status of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. The scenery of this park is defined by impressive limestone karst landscapes, under which the underground river of the same name flows… Read more »

Japan General Information

Japan Capital, major cities: Tokyo. Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Yokohama individual tours In Japan, you can successfully combine many types of recreation: a breathtaking “excursion”, a beach holiday on the island of Okinawa, business tours (trips to numerous exhibitions and seminars), holidays in ski and thermal resorts, trips to study martial arts. Many are attracted… Read more »

Qatar History and Culture

Qatar is a State of Southwest Asia (11,525 km²). Capital: Doha. Population: 1,448,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: Arabic. Religion: Muslims 77.5%, Christians 8.5%, others 14%. Currency unit: Qatari riyal (100 dirhams). Human Development Index: 0.899 (34th place). Borders: Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (S) and Persian Gulf (N, E and W). Member of: GCC, Arab… Read more »

Turkmenistan History: from 1881 to 1991

History Overview After thousands of years of foreign rule, Turkmenistan, which was dominated by nomads until the 20th century, gained state independence for the first time in 1991 within the borders drawn in 1925. The country has been ruled by President Berdimuhamedow since 2006. Independence Day: 10/27/1991 Head of State and Head of Government: Gurbanguly… Read more »

Special Train Journey on the Silk Road

Embark on a journey along the most famous trade route in the world. On this trip with the Orient Silk Road Express, carried out by our partner Lernidee Erlebnisreisen, you will experience spectacular nature: the Karakum and Kyzylkum deserts and the Tien Shan Mountains. Visiting the colorful markets is also a unique experience: Buyers and… Read more »

Accommodation in Japan

Here you can explore the accommodation and hotels we use on our tours in Japan, one of the three countries starting with J according to Countryaah. You can also view photos of the accommodations. Hover over the small image to enlarge the image. RYOKAN TONOSAWA ICHINOYU HONKAN HAKONE Tonosawa Ichinoyu Honkan is an old ryokan founded in… Read more »

When is the best time to travel to China?

China is a unique travel destination. The country offers cultural experiences as well as history and beautiful nature. But when is the best time to travel to China? Below you can read more about China’s weather, climate and the best travel times. China’s climate According to Countryaah, China is one of the largest countries in the world… Read more »

When is the best time to travel to Vietnam?

As one of the very countries starting with letter V listed on Countryaah, Vietnam is a great travel destination that offers great experiences for the whole family. The golden sandy beaches of Phú Quốc, the mysterious atmosphere of lantern light in Hội An, the hustle and bustle of the streets in the city of Hồ… Read more »

Practical information about Singapore

Traveling during the corona Traveling during the corona certainly raises a lot of questions, both for those who are just planning a trip and those who have already booked their trip. As a passenger, you are responsible for complying with the entry requirements of airlines, airports and destination countries. Such requirements may include, but are… Read more »

Largest Cities in the World

Cities of outstanding global importance are designated as cosmopolitan cities. A cosmopolitan city is of central importance in a political, economic or cultural area. In contrast to the sometimes synonymously related term metropolis, which can also be used in relation to a specific region or function, the global city system uses the earth’s entire urban… Read more »

Largest Cities in Afghanistan

Facts about Afghanistan Official languages: Persian, Pashto, Uzbek, Turkmen Capital: Kabul Area: 647,500 km² Population: 29.1 million residents Population density: 44.97 residents per km² Currency: AFN Internet TLD: .af ISO codes: AF , AFG, 4 The prefix for Afghanistan is +93 Flag of Afghanistan The current flag of Afghanistan has been in use since 2004,… Read more »