Malaysia

A beautiful country that features an amazing array of different landscapes. Malaysia stretches from the old jungles and rainforests to modern city landscape all while at the same time offering amazing beaches that are an important attraction for travellers and tourists alike. By land the country is rather small and about the same size of Italy or Philippines but smaller then Germany or Japan. Malaysia is home to more then 28 million people which is a bit less then Canada, but more then Australia. The country’s economy experienced rapid growth…

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Novosibirsk

Image of Novosibirsk from sky

Novosibirsk – from a small village to a huge city Located in the southern part of Central Russia, Novosibirsk is a huge city that can compare to Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Saint Petersburg. The city isn’t that old as its only about a little over 100 years old and before that it was just a village. A later new railway system was constructed linking the city to Asia which increased city importance significantly. Visiting Novosibirsk in the summer is pleasant. The weather at this time is mostly warm, but in the…

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Yekaterinburg

Image of Yekaterinburg

Between Asia and Europe One of the cities of Russia that can compare itself (by size) to Moscow, Saint Petersburg and other major cities. The city is found in a midway point between Asia and Europe, a feat that Yekaterinburg is very well known for. Even a monument has been built on the very spot. There you can walk between the Asian and European border by foot. Yekaterinburg isn’t just another big city, it is a huge educational, cultural and financial pillar of Russia. It features several dozen museums with…

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Cambodia

Photo of the temple guardians to Angkor Wat

Small but wonderful A small Asian country by size, Cambodia is a country that is profoundly immersed in its rich history and amazing culture. A home to more then 14 million people and to one of the most breathtaking sights from the great deep jungles to the sandy beaches on the Gulf of Thailand and the colorful city capital Phnom Penh, Cambodia is a land of warmth and awe inspiring sunsets that will leave any traveller with a feeling of delight. Sight for a sore eye Many buildings inspired by…

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India

Taj Mahal temple

Behold the wonders India holds the reputation as being the second largest country by population, just after China. India is the seventh largest county in the world and one the most important in Asia next to Japan, China and Korea. The country is roughly one third of the United States by size, but its population is almost three times bigger.More then 5.000 years of history has shaped India into one of the most diverse and culturally rich places in the world. Today India stands out as one of the most…

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Kazakhstan

Rockets for Soyuz in Kazakhstan

A beautiful and mystical country, placed in Central Asia, bordered by Russia, Mongolia and China. Kazakhstan amazes any visitor with its rich history of culture and tradition. First of all what must be said is that Kazakhstan is huge, so much that it’s about 5 times bigger than France and holds the 9th place of largest countries of the world, the first three being United States, Canada and Russia. Big and beautiful If we look from the eastern direction, Kazakhstan starts with its two great mountains; Tian Shai and Altai,…

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Turkey

Hagia Sophia

A country with the history of the 3 continents Sitting on the gateway between Europe and Asia, Turkey is famous for its beautiful architecture and culture. Turkey’s history goes back thousands of years and it sits between the closest point of the three great continents – Europe, Asia and Africa. There are many legendary stories from the old civilizations that once inhabited turkey like the Hitties and the largely known Ottoman Empire. This makes Turkey one of the most diverse locations in Asia and one of the top destinations for anyone who…

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Russia

It’s hard to talk about big countries of the world and not mention Russia, the biggest one of them all. If you would glue United States and Australia together then it would be roughly as big as Russia. Home to about 145 million people it consists of 1/8 of earth’s surface. Interestingly enough, Russia shares its borders with more countries than any other place China, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Estonia are just some of them. Make sure you set your watch right before heading to Russia because it stretched across…

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