Quick facts about Borneo

Territorial boundaries: North: South China Sea / Northwest: South China Sea and Philippine Islands / West: Malay Peninsula / South: Java, Indonesia / East: Sulawesi, Indonesia Area: 743,330 km2 (3rd largest island in the world, largest in Asia) Most important waterways: Kapuas River, Mahakam River, Barito River, Rajang River Capitals: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) / Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei) / Jakarta (Indonesia) Important cities/Population: Kuching, Sarawak … Continue reading Quick facts about Borneo

Traveling off of the beaten tracks in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South of India

Each region of India encompasses a different experience all together: a unique journey in itself! We would like to provide some itineraries to give you some ideas, including suggestions of tourist attractions to visit, allowing you to discover the regions of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, located in the southern part of India. The best time to enjoy a pleasant weather is between December and February. Day … Continue reading Traveling off of the beaten tracks in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South of India

Quick facts about Indonesia

Territorial boundaries: North: Malaysia, Pacific Ocean; South and West: Indian Ocean; South-East: Australia; East: Papua New Guinea Area: 1 904 569 km2 Most important waterways: Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean Capital: Jakarta Important cities (main aiports): Jakarta, Yogyakarta (Java island), Denpasar (Bali island), Maumere (Flores island), Medan and Padand (Sumatra) Highest point: Puncak Jaya (5 030 meters) Lowest point: Indian Ocean (0 meter) Time zone: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead … Continue reading Quick facts about Indonesia

A few tips about the etiquette in India

A few tips to help you not to ”put your foot in your month” while traveling in India… The graceful, traditional greeting called Namaste. This is a hierarchical culture, so greet the eldest or most senior person first. Shaking hands is common, especially in the large cities among the more educated who are accustomed to dealing with westerners. / Men may shake hands with other … Continue reading A few tips about the etiquette in India

Quick facts about India

Territorial boundaries: North-East: China and Nepal; North-West: Pakistan; South: Indian Ocean (Sri Lanka); East: Bangladesh and Bay of Bengal West: Arabian Sea Area: 3 287 263 km2 Most important waterways: Indian Ocean and the Ganges River  Capital: Delhi (New Delhi)  Important cities (main aiports): Delhi (New Delhi), Mumbai (Bombay), Kolkata (Calcutta), Chennai (Madras)  Highest point: Kanchenjunga (8 598 meters) Lowest point: Sea level (0 meter) Time zone: Indian Standard Time … Continue reading Quick facts about India

The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster

The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster was the worst single tragedy the mountain had seen in its history. A two days long storm, the disaster took the lives of 8 people: 3 guides, 2 clients and 3 Indo-Tibetan Border Police. 1996 was the deadliest year for Mount Everest, until the 2014 Mount Everest Avalanche that killed 16. The disaster made people question the commercialization of Everest … Continue reading The 1996 Mount Everest Disaster

Quick facts about Cambodia

Territorial boundaries: North-East: Laos; North-west: Thailand; South-east: Vietnam; South-west: Gulf of Thailand; West: Thailand; East: Vietnan Area: 181 035 km2 Most important waterways: Gulf of Thailand, Mekhong river and Tonle Sap lake Capital: Phnom Penh Important cities : Phnom Peng and Siem Reap Highest point: Phnum Aoral (1 810 meters) Lowest point: Gulf of Thailand (0 meter) Time zone: ICT (Indochina time) (12h ahead of us) OR UTC+7 (12h ahead … Continue reading Quick facts about Cambodia