• I was here: 3 days, from January 11 to 13, 2008.
  • Number of recommended days: if we do not count the day trips, I recommend 2 for the capital, otherwise we will need at least 3 to 4 days.
  • My score: the city I rate it 2/5, but again, if we include the day trips, I go up to 3/5.

When I remember Santiago de Chile, the first qualifier that comes to my mind is that it is a correct/right/wise city, and that is not something good for a tourist to start; when I read in blogs and travel guides about it, it is usually defined as a “cosmopolitan and vibrant” city, and in no case are these negative aspects, but again they reveal a lack. Continue reading “SANTIAGO DE CHILE”



Famous in the whole world since being one of the winners of the 7 Wonders of Nature contests in 2011, this river inside a cave, but with direct access to the sea, is a pleasant visit, although Continue reading “PUERTO PRINCESA UNDERGROUND RIVER AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS IN SABANG”



  • Al was here: 5 days in April 2010 and 2 days in March 2016.
  • Number of days needed: between 2 and 3.
  • My score: I’m rating it 4/5 because almost everyone I know say it’s a 3, but for some reason I do like it and I’d even rate it 5.

Visited by many as it is a frequent destination of aerial stopovers and appreciated by few, Hong Kong is the oldest of the modern Asian mega-cities. Continue reading “HONG KONG”



  • We were here: October 17, 2018.
  • Number of days needed: 2. We would gladly have stayed a second day having had more time.
  • My score: 5/5.

It is not that this place is more or less beautiful than Guilin mountains, it is different but equally impressive; if I rate it a bit higher is because there are not as many rice terraces as karst mountains in China. This is simply a lovely site. Continue reading “LONGJI RICE TERRACES (龙脊梯田)”



  • We were here: half a day in October 2018.
  • Number of days recommended: it is not recommended.
  • My score: 1/5.

Almost every place I score as 1/5, which in my scale comes to mean “avoid it if you can”, usually receive that score not because they are horrible and / or dangerous, but because they have no point of tourist interest noteworthy, but this is not the case about Chongqing, which is undoubtedly the ugliest and most chaotic city we have visited in China. Continue reading “CHONGQING CITY”



  • I was here: from December 23 to 25, 2005.
  • Number of days needed to see the most famous spots: 2.
  • My score: 4/5.

Thinking about writing about an unusual place where I have spent Christmas, the answer has come immediately to my mind, as far as I do not know what may be more unusual for a Spaniard than spending Christmas eve dining kangaroo barbecue and bathing in a pool at 30ºC at midnight, and Christmas hiking at 45ºC in a desert at the antipodes. Continue reading “AUSTRALIAN DESERT”



  • We were in Guilin for 2 days in the middle of October 2018.
  • Recommended number of days: 1 or 2.
  • My score: 3/5.

The first destination advertised for tourist by the government itself back in 1949 is, as the name suggests, a city in its entirety, with more than one million inhabitants. So much that most of the time we can not see the famous peaks that we have heard so much about, Continue reading “GUILIN (桂林) CITY”



  • We were here: 4 days in the middle of October 2018.
  • Number of days required: minimum 3, but perfectly we could spend twice as much time.
  • My score: 5/5.

Karst landscape never disappoints in terms of beauty: with impossible peaks, the shape of the mountains in this area is surreal. Continue reading “GUILIN, YANGSHUO ANG LONGJI”