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Typhoon in Taiwan in the end of September 2016

Soon after I got in Taiwan I found out that there was a typhoon just a couple days ago.
"It’s a shame that I haven't caught it" – I thought.
And voila! Right in a day or two another one occurred. Interestingly, when I got up and I looked out the window, I still didn''t realize that a typhoon had come. It was very windy and raining.
The sun is shinning, just a day before the typhoon occurred
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4 years of being on the road

Today is 4 years since I left Russia and have been on the road. The majority of the time has been spent in SE Asia, a few months in India and about a month or two in South Asia: Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Makao. At the moment I’m in Kota Kinabalu. I bought a ticket from Taiwan to here almost spounteniously, at first I wanted to buy one to Kuala Lumpur where I’d been tens of times already. There were cheap tickets to Kota Kinabalu and I decided to give it a try. I didn’t read much about the city because most of the things are trivia: how to get to the city from the airport, where to find a hotel, where to eat, what sights are worth to check out. Read more
How I met Buddha on a street in Bangkok

I was walking on a street in Bangkok as I saw a group of man unloading ice cubes from a truck. Habitually I reached into my pocket for my smartphone and took a picture of one of those guys. Oh, man, I’d never know who that guy turned out to be. Buddha! A guy with the face shining like the sun during the night time, it completely has blown my mind! Buddha himself on a street in Bangkok!
Be you an ordinary worker in Thailand or a big boss in Germany, the sun-like face is available to everyone. You merely need to have someone take a picture of you and a street-light right behind your head. Read more
You get what you give. But not exactly in the same way as it's usually believed

It’s a common knowledge that you only get what you give to others and don’t get what you don’t give. If you hurt someone, you’ll be hurt in return sooner or later. If you share your compasion and love, you’ll receive, indeed, compasion or love.

However, that’s a shallow explanation of how it works and there’s a mistake in it. The time when you get something back isn’t in the future. The time is in the present moment. You receive it right away, right after your action or even during it. After you’ve hurt someone, you get hurt right away because that action of hurting someone already hurts you back. If you’re giving someone kindness, you’re also receiving kindness right in that very moment. Read more
Back to Ngueynlandia (Vietnam)

Or as it’s aslo known as coffeeshop-landia or simply Vietnam. What a funny name “Vietnam”, isn’t it? I’ve never heard of it. Indeed, there’s enormous amount of coffee-shops in Vietnam with different kinds of traditional coffee such espresso, capuchino, americano and their own, local vientnamese coffee. It’s quite cheap, usually it costs $1 or $1.5
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