East Asian art, architecture, history and culture. China, Hong Kong and Macau, Japan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, Taiwan
The Best Way to Experience The Real Japan? — Stay In A Ryokan There are many things you can do, and experience, in the land of the rising sun that will get you closer to and give you a feel for The Real Japan. But, for me, there is one experience that stands above all others in delivering that enigmatic essence of feeling like you’ve really felt and experienced The Real Japan. What is it? To experience The Real Japan you must stay in a ryokan. the real japan, real japan, japan, japanese
Aidkah Mosque Kashgar, China. I remember thinking, as I stood in its presents, how beautiful this was. It was eight years ago during my visit to Kashgar and Urumqi, I never thought about the islamic heritage, never tied it together. One morning I arose at 4:30 am to hear the call to prayer echo in the village below the hotel. It was one of the most magical sounds I have ever heard.