China 2017

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

The Forbidden City is in the center of Beijing. This palace complex was the home to the Emperors during the Ming and the Qing dynasties, from 1420 to 1912. There are 980 buildings in the complex which are a beautiful example of traditional Chinese architecture. The Forbidden City is in front of Tiananmen Square. There… Continue reading The Forbidden City, Beijing, China

China 2017

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

After spending an amazing weekend with my friends, I was on my own on Monday. They had to go to work and left me with a Lonely Planet guide as my companion. I went to the Temple of Heaven and spent most of the afternoon there. The Autumn weather was great, somewhat cold but still… Continue reading Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

China 2017

The Great Wall, China

My friends arranged everything to visit The Great Wall on Sunday. They surprised me when they told me that a common friend of us was traveling to Asia and had a 12-hour layover in Beijing, so he and his travel companions would join us.  We went to the section of the Wall located in Mitianyu. It… Continue reading The Great Wall, China

China 2017

Jingshan Park, Beijing, China

I traveled to China in November to visit some friends of mine who are living in Beijing. Two of them have been there for four years and will be leaving soon. The other two arrived a few months before my visit. I had a small window of opportunity to see them all together in the… Continue reading Jingshan Park, Beijing, China


Mis encuentros con Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh llegó a mi vida cuando estudiaba en la universidad. Un amigo me prestó Anhelo de Vivir, una biografía del artista escrita por Irving Stone. Ese mismo libro fue circulando de mano en mano entre otros amigos. Pronto, todos los que lo leímos nos convertimos en admiradores del pintor. Para mí, significó una… Continue reading Mis encuentros con Van Gogh

India, India 2017

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

One of my best friends came to India at the end of October. I could not take days off from work to travel with her as I would have liked it, but we managed to visit Varanasi  together during a weekend. This was my third trip to this city. You may check out the previous… Continue reading Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

India, India 2017

Kaziranga, Assam

I had a four-day weekend during Diwali, the most important celebration for Hindus, and probably of all India. I traveled to Kaziranga with a friend. We were looking forward to spending some time around nature. We took a flight from Delhi to Guwahati, and from there, a travel agency helped us arrange transportation, lodging and safaris.… Continue reading Kaziranga, Assam

India, India 2017

Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan

Keoladeo National Park is a birder's paradise. The closest city is Bharatpur, three hours away from Delhi by train, which makes it a perfect weekend gateway.  The park includes wetlands, grasslands and woodlands. It is home to more than 230 species of birds, an many more that arrive in winter. A visit to this places… Continue reading Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan

India, India 2017

Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh

I made a day trip Fatehpur Sikri the first weekend of October. Located 35 km from Agra, this walled city has a very interesting history. It was founded in 1569 by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It took approximately 15 years to be built, and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire since 1571 to… Continue reading Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh