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Backpacking in China – not easy traveling here but very cheap and lots of fun

Top 5 Ski Resorts in Asia

by Johnny Ward

Japan, South Korea, China, and other Asian countries are breaking into more and more of the traditionally Western-dominated market for winter sports. As skiing and snowboarding continue to grow in popularity and all of these countries grow in population, new resorts are springing up everywhere, and older ones are being continuously upgraded. Here, in no Continue Reading »

Must-See Stops Through the Himalayas

by Johnny Ward

Meaning “abode of the snow” in ancient Sanskrit, the Himalayas offer more than just a scenic mountain slopes ripe for photography. Stretching between China and India, from Pakistan in the west to Bhutan in the east, these 100 mountains have long been the storied and secluded locale of exploration of the world’s greatest heights; particularly Continue Reading »

Things to Bring On the Trans Siberian Train with You

by Johnny Ward

The most epic train journey of them all, and one which every traveler has on their bucket list, the Trans Siberian conjures images on Soviet train carriages, drinking Vodka with people in your cabin, vast landscapes and huge distance – it’s pretty much exactly like that. Already I’ve done 2 nights from China to Mongolia, Continue Reading »

The Trans Mongolian Train Beijing to Ulaan Baatar: My experience

by Johnny Ward

For anyone who’s interested in taking the train from Beijing to Ulaan Baatar, I thought it’d be cool for you guys to see what it’s actually like, so here’s a quick recount on my time on the train.   Being the budget backpacker that I am, I bought the cheapest, 3rd class tickets for the Continue Reading »

Top 5 Things to See in Xian

by Johnny Ward

Xian is probably my favourite city in China, it’s got great character, plenty of things to see, banging nightlife and it’s pretty close to Beijing. Naturally it’s on the map internationally thanks to the Terracotta Warriors but in truth it offers much, much more. When you make it here, make sure you hit up these Continue Reading »

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