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Yading Nature Reserve Travel & Trekking Guide

March 31, 2019

Located in Western Sichuan, the Yading Nature Reserve contains three holy mountains, all of which are around 6000 meters tall. It’s one of the most beautiful places I visited while backpacking around China for two months. I visited Yading with the goal of trekking around Mt. Chenrezig, the tallest of the three holy mountains. If …


How difficult is the Everest Base Camp Trek?

March 28, 2019

Before I travelled to Nepal and trekked to Everest Base Camp, I wondered how difficult the trek would be. What if my pack is too heavy? Will I be fit enough? What if I get altitude sickness? These were all questions I asked myself, and I’m sure you’re wondering the same thing if you’re planning …


Places you need to stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway

March 7, 2019

Travelling across Russia on the Trans-Siberian is something I’d recommend every traveller add to their bucket list. In August 2017, I travelled by train from Beijing to Saint Petersburg over the course of 5 weeks. When planning my trip, I spent a ton of time trying to figure out where to stop along the way. …


Backpacking China: Ultimate 4-week itinerary

February 3, 2019

So, you’re planning on backpacking around China? Get ready for an incredible time. I spent over two months backpacking all over China, and have picked out my favorite places and crafted this China backpacking itinerary. Keep in mind that China is one of the most naturally and culturally diverse countries on Earth, so it’s impossible …


Beijing to Ulaanbaatar – Budget Overland Route

December 20, 2018

If you’re planning on travelling the Trans-Mongolian Railway, or just want to visit Mongolia after travelling in China, you’ll need to know how to get from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar. There are a few different ways to make the journey – the fast and expensive flight, the normal direct train, and the cheap way. This post …


Camping on the Great Wall of China

November 20, 2018

Impossible, right? That’s what I would’ve figured.  But there’s actually a way it can be done, and in this post, I’ll explain how you can camp on the Great Wall at the Jiankou-Mutianyu section. WARNING: Sleeping on the great wall is totally illegal, and I definitely don’t condone it. All the information in this post …

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