I’m Pavel! “Thousand Voyages” is my project, related to travel, photography and adventure. I travel solo or lead small groups of people to unusual, off-the-beaten-path places worldwide through my travel agency “Thousand Voyages” Ltd. Travel and documentary photography is my ultimate passion.  You will find here practical information, stories, high-quality photography and plenty of enthusiasm, hopefully inspiring and helping you travelling as much as possible. I hope you will enjoy the stuff on this blog as much as I have enjoyed creating it!

ALL  STORIES, PHOTO ESSAYS AND ITINERRAIES – red pins – places/stories; light blue pins – photo essays; dark blue pins – itineraries/programs;


The Srinagar-Leh Highway in Ladakh, India – one of the highest and most dangerous mountain roads in the world

Leh (Ladakh) - Srinagar (Kashmir) is one of the two main highways in Ladakh. I have travelled on this road back in 2011 during myRead More »

Mongolian child jockeys – tradition vs business

We have been travelling through the vast and expansive steppe of the Gobi desert in Mongolia for more than two hours. The driver of ourRead More »

The brick factories in Bangladesh and the people who work there

   The rickety taxi flew at a frantic pace on Dhaka's ring road when the view in front of me suddenly appeared; it was Dante'sRead More »

The Winter Fairy Tale of the River Danube

I enjoy photographing the promenade alongside the River Danube in Ruse, Bulgaria. The river is majestic every season, but it is extraordinarily adorable in winterRead More »

The Elegant Mystery of the Hama-rikyū Gardens in Tokyo, Japan

I travelled twice to Japan. Every time I spent at least a few hours in different gardens, strolling, taking pictures or just enjoying the scenery.Read More »

The Dhmaal Sufi Ritual at the Lal Temple in Sehwan, Pakistan

"As you start to walk on the way, the way appears" RumiI had seen the Sufis in Istanbul many years ago. Then, I read aboutRead More »
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