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

How to Travel to Tibet

So Tibet had been on my bucket list for years, and back in my super broke backpacking days I tried, and failed, to enter twice. The Chinese were becoming progressively more strict on the paper work and criteria required to enter Tiber – visas, permits, tour guides. It was a headache, and turned out to be Continue Reading »

Exploring China’s Silk Road

One of the best ways of discovering the history of China and central Asia is to follow in the footsteps of people from the past. And in China you can actually do this in quite a literal sense by taking a trip along the famous Silk Road. Now, this ancient trade route is absolutely colossal Continue Reading »

Top 5 Ski Resorts in Asia

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

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 »

Travel Tips: How to Make Chinese Visa Applications

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China, situated in East Asia, is one of the most exhilarating travel destinations in the world. Home of The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Terracotta Warriors and the Karst Mountains, the list of sites to see is endless and sensationally awe-inspiring. In addition, China is known for its world famous cuisine and its fusion Continue Reading »

Packing for the Trans Siberian Train – Essentials

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 »

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