The Bund

The Bund

The Bund The Bund, a stretch of historical buildings lining the western bank of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, China (“bund” derives from the Hindustani word band which means “embankment”), was initially a British settlement that at …

Exploring Kazakhstan. “Land of Wanderers” Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world and covers a landlocked area bigger than all of Western Europe. But unlike Europe, it does not figure prominently in the …

Forest Bathing in Japan

Forest Bathing in Japan

Forest Bathing in Japan is an unusual concept to the traditional western mind. Forests are a fundamental part of the Japanese national character. They are often treated with spiritual reverence, and shrines and places of …