Category: Asia

Thailand, Khao Sok National park

By , 2016. October 11. Tuesday 14:10
Thai, James Bond szigetek

Thaiföld, James Bond szigetek

Thaiföld utazásunk 2017 dec. vége. A Burma utunk folytatása, illetve a laosz előzetese lenne ez a program.

Thaiföld szigetei, Khao Sok Nemzeti Park

1.  nap  Bangkok – Phuket

A mai nap menetrendszerinti járattal elrepülünk Bangkokból Phuket szigetére, amely majd bázisunkként szolgál ezen a héten. Elfoglaljuk szállásunkat, kipihenjük a múlt heti Burma utazásunk fáradalmait, úszunk a gyönyörű kék, tiszta tengerben, és élvezzük a thaiföldi konyha Continue reading 'Thailand, Khao Sok National park'»

(Magyar) Izrael körutazás – természeti látványosságok

By , 2016. May 27. Friday 23:41
Ein Avdat Nemzeti Park

Ein Avdat Nemzeti Park

Izrael más szemmel 

(2017 márc 11-22)

Egy rendhagyó utazást ajánlok ebben a 12 napos egyedülálló programban – effélét egyetlen utazási iroda sem kínál, hisz legtöbben csakis a vallási turizmus oldaláról érdeklődnek a Szentföld iránt és nem megy a sivatagi látványosságok után. Pedig némi idő- és türelem-ráfordítással Izrael egy másik arca is fölfedezhető – a természet felől közelítve. Az országnak van kijárata a Vörös-tengerhez, így elsőrendű tengerparti nyaralóhely is. Continue reading '(Magyar) Izrael körutazás – természeti látványosságok'»

(Magyar) Burma (Myanmar) körutazás

By , 2016. April 11. Monday 09:45

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Oman tour in febr

By , 2016. February 25. Thursday 11:48

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Kazahstan round trip

By , 2016. February 10. Wednesday 21:37
kazah intro 2 Altyn Emel Nemzeti park

kazah intro 2 Altyn Emel Nemzeti park

I invite you to join me for a fantastic journey across Kazahstan, the trip is compact, intense, and  will cover the most interesting scenery within the region of Almaty. I have been to Kazahstan many times and I am a experienced guide within this region in additoin I can speak Russian fluently. If you are planning a longer trip, you might join our Kirgiz and Tajik Pamir journey as well.

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(Magyar) Dubaj – Abu Dhabi városnézés programja

By , 2016. February 4. Thursday 21:19
Dubai felhőkarcolók

Dubai felhőkarcolók

Dubai – Abu Dhabi városnézés programja elég sűrű, de méltó levezetése Omán körutazásunknak.

1 nap                    Dubai városnézés,

Az Egyesült Arab Emírségek (EAE) egy olajban gazdag öböl állam az Arab-félsziget csücskében.  Egy kis halászfaluból nőtte ki magát az olaj felfedezése óta. A ragyogó, felhőkarcolókkal teli metropolis korábban az “arany városa” nevet kapta, de ma már a legek városaként is említik és a város az innováció, dizájn városaként is felfogható hatalmas növekedése, építményei okán. Az arab világ legnépszerűbb nyaralóhelye, a csillogás és a stabilitás városa, a vásárlás Mekkája. Continue reading '(Magyar) Dubaj – Abu Dhabi városnézés programja'»

Irak Kurdistan

By , 2015. June 17. Wednesday 14:17

Iraq’s Kurdistan

this is google translate.. so not the best but try:

Hot Greetings Iraq-bol, scramble the situation is not hot, and even say a warm and friendly, so much so that even the shorts also were found, no the socks off the frozen throat veeszem carriage, when lestoppoltam two days, the Georgia-bol Gaziantep into (elo na-geographical maps, if you missed you, city of 3 million). In addition, it is not

stoppoltam, but in 2500 meters, one hogolyoztam against the Turks, then atfagytam a night, so now feels good (not simply change the form of rain) to load the idoimet here.

Anyway Iraq, the Kurdistan autonomous territories mean, do not need visas – well I know, they have not listed first, the hit list of destinations, would be neither defined vilagutazo. Therefore, I write a little color … because nobody takes the trouble to tovabblapozzon two-dimensional columns of the newspapers .. (Well that’s kepzavart who can put in a few sentences?)

Of course, initially unusual to the supermarket Ak 47 singer Jaro shoppin ‘are, in each city before and after the control points are, but not a lot of water disturbed … only once akadekoskodtak when the Iranian border near the village wanted to go, took the fonoksegre, interviewed a tarsasagaban tea, and my breasts have been an English-speaking armed escort, and a car to avoid kiszokjek into Iran. Now that’s hospitality.

Stopped going well for this, of course, they are the whites who brought to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire utantol wanted independence. The situation is interesting because they wanted to have an independent country, but now that Saddam there olajpenzek here .. arnyalodik already the case. Furthermore, Kent Saddam interesting player was like we love even His minority sunnikent Governing the majority Shiite against, but even though he went to Arab lubricated the minority Kurds against (among others), hm chemical weapons – want genocide is nevezhetnenk … but at least West was. Well, last time I got tobbektol is too much political expansion by cross-roads because of the reviews, so now the question … ice scramble right now talked to a PKK fighter who became PJAK mara. (Lsd wiki), but then the room will be Partizan warfare. Slowly become accustomed to mar that threatened ellenzekiekkel lounges, or with con-soldier, firing people, lazadokkal, talibokkal kaderekkel and old … and now here is the Partizan.

The border fajdalommentes, hokamera to screen for H1N1 and Other Cool jovevenyeket (of course, Iran Jovo benzincsempeszetre not spent so much trouble, so I think support for the Iranian Kurds from the oppressed free homeland). A stamped, people interviewed are stated – Gabor Csonka? Profession? Because mine is not an artisan maker confessed my profession, so there was no more questions. Cash switched to the local shop, unknown to my surprise Kereki made up of elonyomre .. do not give a small groove, is going well here. The taxi-many can not understand why a lot of that $ 50 a et seq. town. But one knew English, so crash Kurdish par expression.

The first stop of the border, an army officer and a civilian who szokincsemet extender: phuj Saddam, Kurdish OK. As if giving history book should .. the Kurdish side. For security, insufflate rozsaolajjal, but I’m not smelly, showered in two days .. TR. P. in which you are Guinness record-breaking took part .. 6 km shashlik oven formed a line …

Tabla gyorshajtas warn of harmful properties, which is justified because, as 120as can accelerate the speed of cars in the rally egysavos bad roads .. The seat belt can only be due to the rendorpostok .. or even mixed with the traffic jams near the town. Well, here is everyone has a car, but do not take a moral, and became suspicious of his car there. – Pure American.

Lelektelen only on new concrete city is undergoing, which is realized via negative utopiaimat, scramble for 15 years I have seen such a thing is in Sp o. Huge lakovarosok all ethical beauty Estonia deprivation. Would what people are out of it?

Erbil – and the world oldest continuously inhabited settlement (7000 years), and the only visible traces of the castle, from which the residents evacuated for 3 years under renovation (above), but of course it has not happened .. Var Spirit – Bizarre sense, because you can not talk to turistakrol, residents are not in the castle, and residual strain incubated in 3 million people for yourselves the city below. Here, crumbling walls, bustling markets out there, and occasionally becomes enfolded within the mu-ezzin believer to pray. It mixes with the taste multidoo of silence mixed with decline (patina would not say). Building was a scramble by the Czechs pofoztak place. We are told that tourism is at 16, this office was also kept them, I say rich countries. Terkep not scramble. This is a little odd seeing the tourism minister (say rich countries – that can afford to) optimistic statement of a rapidly developing tourism. But the city is big enough and confused, without a map to hit somebody somewhere. Of course, the rich who can go with a taxi, but the pro-rich who will not come here. Even if the minister is talking about aa rapidly developing tourism, the economy because the rich do not you read the en kritikaimat, so do not come here. But …

There are soldiers in the castle par, par and UNESCO elo equipment used in idleness, of course, who do not know how many people work at the 200-meter section to restore to him. Do not know, this is new. Whether your computer, find the car you were using. Need to start somewhere. Six pro such as the World Jarva (saw) I want to go to the donor segelyszervezetek half, good quality color brochures buzditanak scramble for donations. never mind immediately reached for my credit card to megszanjam them, but there is no ATM in town. Bizarre Of course, so it would be when I have no idea where to sleep at night … But Aramis Yes it is. Whoa … I said it goes well .. Itten nselect measure is very expensive .. pro, from abroad jonminden, and everyone dealer .. Europa-defying prices are about 1.2-3 hazudtolja close, up .. There you are in a country where the poor can get it myself .. Moreover, there is no public transport to everyone travels with a taxi, you can not get away with under $ 3. Here, the well-being. This makes the oil. From this build, so he does not trade, the building workers. And then buy the house, car, chips, and foreign industrial lobby is storing your money (mostly P. Tr, because he also needs to profit, because the region’s most important ally, what is the Kurdish question is a little shade, but, as to Eu Also brush up against, so you lock schools opened by the Kurds, kurddul to talk to, but the parliament can not speak their mother tongue. But one Kurdish academic chair at the university, but it nemzetisegkent not accepted.)

I just can not stay in his power within the relationship, as the progress of the 2 million or cult. But they could be a great need to not only eat bread with the donor, but eg. Come back to vote on new Iraq, build on it just may be the expansion of the population feltornazni profits, since more people consume more / building, etc., so the bill will cost magnasainknak service. Only question is, of course, is that when you do not need more houses, things are delivered, and no more trees, fresh air, then what? Already colored wooden spoon is plastic, the metal is asztallab, plastic, etc. Also kandellaber. And this just feel the surface.

But back to the castle. There are textile museum, free of charge, where the carpets are especially nice, you, our info without a call. But we learn that Saddam’s repressive regime was abandoned due to the production of carpets. (This is my olvasatomban sounds good to let them elszolitotta szovoszektol) But it also has 3-4 bored but at least read newspapers used, no to a gift shop. Coelho book included a mandatory patchwork, rezpoharak, knives, and watch a couple of new vinyl-pressure, London Philharmonia, and otherwise you can get the new gramophone is bazarnegyedben. Year of Renaissance was a miracle or what .. But the brain size color carpet felt elismeresemre bid, I know what’s working.

The var carriage right in the bazaar of the event, a little Indian mood of the music, but I just pushed zengepbol, musical chair, only because they recognize cd rol. Almost Rooter $ 1 a pair of jeans – and you thought, that produces the profits from this how we roll when a 20ft, 1 egg 110F. Of course, not to eat eggs for breasts. Bazar under not imagine Ali Baba in the early archaic fairytale bazaar, because the electric dogs, cooker, TV, Washing machine, ekszerboltok, clothing stores are dominant. But would just feel vegetables and bread. But I had an incredible sense that they look for in a country that is not (eg cssak par. Tbilisi, aholminden20 meters away from a used clothing store, t shirt, I could not find in P. Tr glue I was looking for in bread Yerevanban sleeping bag, in Baku cheap shop. It is not easy.

Moreover, Kent is an interesting paradox that I realized: The countries in which there are plenty of cheap vegetables and fruits, there is no cooking (or gas), but where there is infrastructure, there is no budget into her. Oh the other thing I realized – in the Caucasus, there are people who have nothing to be happy, even if Jesus is meant to tighten, while others are light, so that it will not do anything. Hm, happiness comes from within .., it is our destiny smith. Of course it would not hurt a bit higher help, but the loss of so many times, and the newly Actual 2012, .. atvartek the poor Christians is to come back and mindjart here again (for the sake of a more low-Messiah) … scramble this aspect is exciting when someone is in a state of scab constantly. Increased state. Entire period … want to come and die. Moreover, in Kent, I am not sure, noticing that Jesus comes to us, or just darn the wayside. Of course, this would not be expected of a muszlimtol .. And lo ok stop.

So the people, because the journey is on places, not from somewhere good to have beautiful buildings, but to those who live there. I got out of town at a point in a concrete, maps, no subtitles in Arabic, English people are not talking, gunmen walking everywhere – nice puzzle. And what is the strangest, most of the locals to grow with a typical account of the visual experience that a tourist fell to negyedukbe. Know when manifested Terminator … hm, it also became a governor.

Anyway go out one way, Bazarmindennyelven Bazaar .. s legtobbszor middle. Not csalatkozom .. On the way party walls, view, a right to invite Bangladesh. Walked on, there is not my package, challenging English-speaking – Ethiopia entity. One photo out of a wheelchair teazoban domino guy turns out to be living in Finland, called juice (na eu I lived in, you know what I need), while a goldsmith nel telephoned his apparent cousin was married to Budapest (o live and you call). I met the first Turkish with who without batting Armenia Kurdisztannal bordering would Erzurum patients (how well the map at the front is) This is crowned, when the baker offered me a job when he learned that Mo-on the average salary $ 600. Called here as well linguistic assistance, who turned out in Sweden since the age of 4 disappears, ie, for 22 years, and he came here first (home?). A little shocked that $ 300 is the Viking Retur jegyStockholmbol airline-al. (This is the place to complain, you deserve) because neztemErbil, Istambul, a road that was € 300! But word to follow, and are called themselves, after we roll 4 is given as a gift. Because I do not deal with money, just feel ten cent pieces are sold. Habari is a bit of money on instillation zoldsegesnel maskepp was because instead of 900 thousand gardens. Not a big difference. Him.

And otherwise it is a society organized on a basis of trust, because the supermarket is no obligation on prices, on strike anyway. This is shown, when I learn Kurdish words, and sat Barat says: brother. As you can see ancient Kurdish Sun, whose roots go there, that everyone here minkdenkinek neighbor, relative, friend, my lord’s brother, father and the boy knows szentlelek meeg a son of God. I do not know, but the heads are really good people. It is one of the penzszallito auto pick up, wearing an aging Kalashnikov Bacsi. This tone is a lot of female beggars, you are to marry virgin .. Scramble for men to fuck there, but when they get married only to new products. And the roughest, and that everyone taking the emperor, because you keep a firm no. Just Isonzo company. I mean, towards women .. Brotherhood have met each other. It is interesting that while in Europe the cry kendoviselesert in the school, you hardly see fejkendoben students. The advantage is that you can see beautiful women pro rounded like .. Scramble this shit, because they can generate only about those men and hence is better if you wrapped them in school, because a lot of hungry men, could not prevail by chance myself, and it would be wrong. Maskeppen otherwise the people can take care of cleanliness because they wash their cars … in the river. Scramble just heard that there is a $ 10 Chinese widgets you add, and when the naszejszakan happens when the girls beat Csurog. Iran to give kulcsinre and there a doctor in the industrial building szuzhartya visszavarrasara. This affluent egyDubaituristaut (naszut? Hihi) framework eben do.

Taj – barren hills as you fold the vast majority mg. engineering hardly afford imports, we need to take care of anyway waists. Here I have my life first of sweet pomegranate, has already been involved. The street is not lined with restaurants, which is also falafel, meat, tomatoes, etc.. The bread and the pickles. Specific cemeteries, housing taste sirkoves two sides, some szogesdrot surrounded by the affluent femketrecbe place. Rabkent their lives are, why would this maskepp after death? Funny oriasplakatot seen – family members, and the girl full of yarn. The en Comments: Notify a friend about this family halalarol apply to the Pannonian through a network of preferential tariff.

But no more Am I boring you, but I agree with, I watched the Christian Quarter (where alcohol is not it easy to get), and a large inscription budapest go unnoticed. A restaurant. Before waving the Hungarian flag beside the Kurdish (same, but the Kurds is also a sun). The man came out 5 years ago, a businessman, was not in european restaurants, one in six did. Seeds of hodaly because almost empty, I will speak of it modestly nineties pop hits – live. The cook masodallasban playing music, or vice versa. The boss is a place to stroll, to involve more public. Why come here? Because they loved this country, you feel yourself at home, at the Hungarian roots right here is go back (you know the seven thousand year old castle was built in Hungarian.), There is no a lot of oil under the ground here, and you can always fish in troubled waters lost. Oily fish, however. You disconnect.

In any case, coming two days will grow so much, do not reach more small colored castle tournament, because you did not Join this often. In the meantime, so nice Santa Claus.


From Iraq, Suleymaniah

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Laos – the untouched communism

By , 2015. June 2. Tuesday 11:50


Xmas thoughts by crossing border to Laos  (reloaded 2005)

 I had to leave Thailand after two months because my visa expired. I couldn’t go to Burma by land and returning to get a new Thai visa, because Thailand wouldn‘t let me back through that border as I’m being Hungarian citizen I cant get visa on arrival here. In Burma it is not allowed to stay, just a day.  So if I exit Thailand I cant return and the same way/day. I can’t stay in Burma legally too. It would be interesting to sleep on the border bridge in noman’s land, then settle down, make a new state and collect money for crossing my territory, as Burma and some other countries do with the tourists.

So lets go to Laos. Nearing to the Laos border in East Thailand the poverty is more visible, nobody speaks English and body language doesn’t work here. Is it the real face of Thailand; or the modern Bangkok? At the border I had to pay a penalty because I overstayed my visa (but according the stamp not), but there was not too much option for me because if I retune to any city to any immigration office I will waste more time and money anyway.

But this was an occasion what made me think about the subject (theme) of: relationship between the state and the citizens. How the ‘social contract’ (using terminology of Rousseau) become one-sided, how we (citizens) lost control over the state? It is my permanent doubt, how can I be a part of (any) system and if not, why not? Hegel said in his law-philosophy: people get relationship to each other, but the real truth and ethic they get only through the state which validates their (our) contract. Hmm, it arranges the relationship between the people but doesn‘t speak too much about my relationship with the state. And I speak not just about the fact that I cannot choose: whether state integrate to (or to be interned) me?

I was burn into a system of stable rules (into existing system) where I have to keep the rules. But what about the other side? Why the police, tax office, politicians etc.  Why are they not keeping the contract the same rules? I feel myself not in the correct situation. What can I do? Against the system I can’t do anything in a direct way. So instinctively I made ‘passive resistance’ with an illegal job, not asking for the bill etc., and being loyal to the people who feel like me. (Who’s reflex works on the same way.)

So then I was faced with the question: do I want to be part of this system? Or a more exciting question: May I be not part of the system?? In other dimension: May I wish for non-polluted air, respected environment??This is a question for the families too/also who want educate their children at home , but the state (low) force them to bring their children to the public school. (It happened recently in Hungary, even the parents were teachers and the Judge checked the parent’s ability. Law is law.)

 Am I a member of the society? Am I Hungarian? Can I use these labels? The unity of organic societies (nation, tribe, family) traditionally given through the land and religion. (Blood and Earth. There was initiations for the young members) But nowadays the people get relationship through mechanical process as society, market, and state. Am I Hungarian?

If I think in the “culture nation” where we have common and deep mental – spiritual tradition: my answer would be yes without any doubt. But if I think of “state  nation” where the community is founded by the constitution (which relationship I think is only one sided) , my answer: I’m not sure because of the atrocities that I suffered in my the past.(with all beaurocratic system)

The Hungarians are a strange nation. There is a joke about us, when Lucifer guarded  nations in hell he didn’t have to look after Hungarians when they wanted to escape because they pulled each others down in the bottom of hell. Or another saying: If there are two Hungarians they never have the same opinion. Or: if your neighbor’s cow died they wish yours will die too! (You can be sure yours will die soon.)  During our history there was just fighting against each other and our nation suffered much more than others.

So after all, it is a miracle how we react when we are hearing our national anthem – we are full of emotions together. Maybe not a miracle just a genetic law, as we lost our archaic models, and get out from the primary community (tribe, village), we becoming individuals. But we need the feeling of the community, so we want to step into the relationship (being a good citizen) even though we know it is not balanced relation (the state and me), just one sided contract. Usually we become a part of the system because we don‘t want (not strong enough) to change it.

The state doesn’t want strong people!! (Look at our lifestyle, education system tending towards to, etc. The state need people who don’t questioned the system which suit them to keep their influence (economical, religious etc). So these people silently will suffer this system. (Good citizens) If we want to re-arrange the relationship, the contract – we will be the bad people, be punished, evacuated, killed, expelled etc. Theoretically democracy let us have a chance to renew this contract but “though we are a lot, but it is too few” and we don ‘t gain/find contact with each other (and many times even we can’t find ourselves J because we are weak).

So how can we put a new stamp on the contract? Can we put a new stamp on the contract (Were the Old and New Testament this kind of contract where the changes became officiousness?) All modern culture-nations tended to be state-nations, finding a state possibility (frame) for that culture. But it takes time (eg. Switzerland) and needs a common political culture and constitution which pays attention to regional interests. In this way different cultures finding a new “language” as for example: the good standard of living.

This year Hungary join the European community. This community doesn’t hurt our Hungarian identity. So the question: to be Hungarian or not to be it just depend on us (me), on our feeling.. But to create a culture-nation is different: it is not possible create with ideology (eg. Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Sovietunion) making (creating) a common past without common language and culture.

The research of communist ideas failed on that countries.  The “war-front friendship” in WW1 was a good example about separation of the official ideology and the private (people’s) feeling. In the “official hours” they shot each other and in the evening they played cards together. Of course if there is had been brainwashing before, it would have not happened this front friendship. And the states know it. The modern military training is about it.

The media brainwashing before the modern wars is necessary to avoid  this kind of self consciousness.   To be a part of the state or not? How much do I have to give up of my freedom (free thinking)? May I equalize the nation and the state? Where is the limit? Where should I let them in (politically and ideologically) and where I need free decisions? And who is standing under the power of whom? Who writes the contract? And who will renew it? May I be an  independent part of the system? Unfortunately not. Maybe yes,- I thought – if  I’m not at home.  But unfortunately not, as I realized at the immigration office.  Stepping on the land of Laos and I found the bureaucracy centre (immigration office) and they ask me money for the stamp (I had visa already). This is the relation between the system and us!!

So I paid the entrance fee and this way I signed the “contract”. This is a relationship between the states and their citizens.  So let’s go back to the present continuos tense. Many trucks were waiting at the border which will closes at 6pm inspite of the big traffic. The fees for the custom control are signposted. Drivers paying, but the office is close soon. The drivers, I think, are not too happy wait one more day because the government don’t put more officers or let the border open longer. So the drivers can experience the one sided contract too. And where is the person’s decision? Not too much option. One of my two selves told me: Gabor stay at home and you don ‘t need to be in this situation.

But my other self said: if you stay at home even it is even worse because there is the same problem but permanently.So I entered Laos and sat in the pick ups back with another 25 fellows and in these few square meter still waiting for some more!! Yes they are very economic and anyway there is no traffic on the roads just every 5-10 minutes one truck or pick up full of passengers and goods passes.  Pakse – The hotel is dirty and expensive because there is no competition. I arrived  to communism. In the the board a rule attract my attention: gambling and political meetings are prohibited. In some hotels it is even warnings: bringing gun and explosive materials is forbidden. I must use left (communist) thinking and driving.

This system kills the human will to work or to do anything. Making will-less citizens. Even though in their communist flag were the hammer and sickle, but it doesn’t make them to work more then necessary. Life stopped in 1975 (the date of the revolution). The houses are in bad condition and were repaired by the French colonist last time. Being a French colony only gastronomically thing left, is the baguette. Pakse as a small town has two bus stations 15 km from each other and no public bus! So if you want to go to north you have to take the shared taxi which is expensive compared to my previous 50-km travel to the city. (Interesting to observe why in Thailand cheaper the transport if they giving more comfort and there is less people and the petrol more expensive?

What makes this communist country ineffective? There was a small bridge where they employed one policeman to push the button controlling the traffic light. The official inflation is 1% and bank interest is 6 %. The best business. So why don’t people invest in capital in this country?? Maybe they know how the communist statistic works? Their money is called “kip” and on every note there is the same face looking at us.  Cult, but not culture. Very sad if one nation doesn’t have any other national hero or poem expect the president (and sad if the famous people were discriminated against, expelled and denied possibilities.)

Laos’s population is 6 million (I think more) and having territory the same size as Britain. The country is rich in natural resources but the people are poor. I think the difference is ending up in someone’s pocket (leaders, opportunist loyalist). Average official salary is 20$ but of course everyone can earn black money. This is the socialism. A few years ago the government started to allow the private enterprise. New economical wind.

The temples are in bad condition but the monks are nice. One of them asked me to teach the English tenses to him. I tried and afterwards he showed me the secret part of the temple. It seems the English tenses are the magic words for “open sesame”. The long distance buses are full even on the top, looking like the bottom of a big camel and inside also packed with chickens. The village people come to buy food into the city. Such a paradox!! And of course Thai music on the bus. Very strong cultural pressure from Thailand. The Chinese influence is more economic and to expand they offered to build a road for Laos to the Thai border giving the free flow of Chinese products to confront the Thai economy. .  


The 4000 islands  in the Mekong River is remote and quiet part of south Laos. Many island still have no electricity but have TV. They use accumulators to get power transporting from the main land. I spent my New Year eve here meeting a man who studied in Soviet-union so we could speak in Russian! He was really happy to talk Russian again and remember his youth. On this island we can find the only railway in Laos! Yes, built by French to supply the colony. Here the Mekong drop and has beautiful waterfalls around this area and the biggest in South East Asia. But I arrived too early so I watched as they were emptying the garbage bin into the water.

This is the island where you can meet dolphins but not too many of them because of fishing with grenades in Cambodian side killed and expelled them. Here we can see the house of the president and easy to find it because the asphalt road lead only to his house. Rest of the island is dirt road. Yes, in the communist system everybody is equal. (But some of them more equal – as Orwell wrote in the animal farm. Silent place but the tourism arrived. It was difficult to find local restaurant!On the field near to the village a group of children had caught a snake and they brought it around the village as proudly as a winners cup. Singing and colourful birds, and time for rice planting so the peasant used water buffalo to cultivate soil. Some people use water pipe made from bamboo to smoke.

The young monks were begging me for cigarettes and always asking me whether was I married. I cycled around and was invited to a wedding again. I was the most welcome person and I got as many good wishes as the young couple. And then, to loud music everybody including the grandmother was dancing. And drinking. Surprisingly the women were drinking as well the young people. Here I met another man who studied in Baku, Sovietunion, so I could communicate with someone in Russian. I got lift with Thai ex-students to CHAMPASAK to the temples which are part of the world heritage. Strange combination: Hindu trimurty statues in Buddhist dress. Special but eclectic. On the road side I found a Buddha statue and the tree growing around him. I liked very much.

BOLAVEN PLATEAU  here grow the most expensive coffee in the world. The nature gave me a surprise here. A 60-meter high waterfall jumped out from the jungle. It was not mentioned in the guidebooks nor even anyone in the village. Quiet and green so I loved this place. In this area there were many small tribal villages with just a path leading there, where the naked children were hunting for fish with arrows. One man was hammering a piece of warmed metal to make a knife. Young 5-6 year old children were pounding/smash the rice in a wooden pot. Chickens, pigs, dogs around you as usual.

The structure of the village was interesting: in the middle there was a ghost house where they make a ceremonies and sacrifice cows and around in the circle was he village itself. In the village I asked for water but the people just showed me the river. Real life. Leaving the plateau I wanted to make a shortcut to North Laos but local people told me there was no road. I didn‘t believed them (as usual) so I went. There was a road of course, so I hitchhiked. Behind the car was a huge dust cloud because there is just a dirt road. It is 100 % sure that here is no foreigner. I stopped at a village and immediately I was the guest of two marriages. I started to think about this country: is here always marriages?

SAVANNAKHET  an old city on the bank of the Mekong river with many restaurant but they are empty as a Balaton lake in Hungary in the low season. Sad. There are some shops selling everything which you need for a romantic walk at the full moon evening: lock, tuner, torch, equipments to repair your bicycle etc. The atmosphere is a little bit like as a south Catalonian village. Wonderful buildings in bad conditions saying to you: we had better times 100 years ago during the French rule. But for contrast there is a huge and new Catholic Church in its garden folk are playing football. Another popular game is the French Pétanque. The poverty of the city is not problem just a felt disharmony with the present. I felt the aroma (the brilliant past) of this city which had gone. Kind of a ghost town. The poor villages are OK, there never was any difference and everyone socialized in that environment. But here was a declination.

Vientiane –the capitol city Gabor Csonka the Hungarian vandorboy

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Irán körutazás, Kurdisztán

By , 2015. March 6. Friday 09:33

Irán és Kurdisztán körutazás programja, a Perzsa kulturális arany háromszög 2017  ápr. 21-máj. 7.

Irán, Tehran Golestan palace

Irán, Tehran Golestan palace

Szervezek utakat rendszeresen Iránba, mert amit a médiában látunk, az nem Irán valós arca. Erről írtam blogomban. Utunk során lebontjuk az álarcot és megtapasztalhatjuk, hogy milyenek az Iráni emberek a városokban, a falvakban, a hegyekben, a sivatagokban. Egy ország, amelyben a 2500 éves civilizáció emlékeit hordozza, az ősi Perzsia történelmi, építészeti és kulturális  öröksége páratlan, s eljutunk a sivatagba, a hegyi falvakba is. Sokrétű, sokszínű, soknemzetiségű, de Iránban a legérdeklődőbb, és legkedvesebbek az emberek.

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vipassana meditation

By , 2014. March 6. Thursday 12:40
Thaiföld, vipassana meditáció

Thaiföld, vipassana meditáció

vipassana meditation There was one of my aims to go to Asia, doing 10 days vipassana meditation again. It is Thai style and differs from Burmese in the sense that they add walking meditation. We have to do it very slowly and in detail to give time to observe every moment of the steps. There are many regulations, we woke up at 4.30, were not allowed to speak at all, to eat after 12 o’clock, and gradually we had to meditate at least 13-18 hours a day.

I was there to learn Buddhism and awareness. On the way to our goal we first meet the suffering in the form of pain in our backs and knees. But we have to treat it with patience so as not to accumulate anger inside us, which could cause (mental) suffering too. So suffering at the same time teaches us too. The coin has two sides, if we do our duty well we can win our suffering.

The same in our everyday life too, the difficulties teach us a lot, and the people who have never really suffered can’t know this. ( life always gives chance to suffer) And Buddha started his teaching from this common experience (suffering), finding a base what is known by everyone. (During meditation we can also feel the (physical) pain in our back and knee. Later we can experience our impatience against the pain which makes us suffer more.) Yes, we practise the acceptance of reality, Continue reading 'vipassana meditation'»

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