The oldest barbershop in Singapore

The oldest barbershop in Singapore

PHOTO ESSAY The New Star Hair Dressing Saloon facade is quite inconspicuous. The glass door screams with the yellow letters about the air-conditioned interior. In front of the see-through walls stands a diverse collection of plastic chairs. On both sides of the entrance, small rotating light signs spin with blue and red strips trying to […]

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Legends of Nikko

Legends of Nikko

In a spacious restaurant, a family is looking for a shelter from the rain. Thousands of knick-knacks cover each corner of the large room. On the shelves, there are collected souvenirs, sun-yellowed photos, old dolls and plush mascots falling apart at the seams. From the walls – white sheets of a paper cast in wooden […]

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Thaipusam – when body becomes a sacrifice

Thaipusam – when body becomes a sacrifice

Through the streets of Singapore rides a chariot with an elaborately ornamented silver altar – the statue of Lord Murugan returns to the temple of Sri Thendayuthapani. As every year, he was visiting places of tribute to his brother Ganesh and mother Parvati. For the devotees, his return is a signal to start the Thaipusam […]

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Foodie guide to Vietnam

Foodie guide to Vietnam

Vietnam is a country that has plenty to offer regarding tourism. Beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, bustling cities, very rich history and culture. And on top of that – a phenomenal cuisine. Due to minimal amounts of oil and fats, as well as massive amounts of vegetables and herbs, Vietnamese cuisine is considered one of the […]

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Kawah Ijen – the infernal beauty

Kawah Ijen – the infernal beauty

1:30 am – middle of the night. In a simple wooden, mountain shelter we are getting ready for an expedition to the crater of Ijen volcano. A petite, swarthy guide dressed in a windbreaker and rubber boots hands us masks with air filters. The post-nuclear world accessories cause mild heart palpitations. An expedition leader is […]

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