Hushir, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Travel, Backpacking, Russia, Trans Mongolian Railway, Irkutsk, Epiphany Cathedral, Church, Beach, Shaman Rock,

A HOLIDAY WITHIN A HOLIDAY AT OLKHON ISLAND

There are two ways to get to Olkhon Island on Lake Baikal: quickly or safely. We got there quickly. After one night in Irkutsk we boarded a microbus outside our hostel and, after cramming 15 tourists plus the...
Naadam Festival, Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Huushuur, Trans Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Trans-Mongolian, Mongolia, Travel Photography, Travel, Backpacking, Explore, Around the World Trip, Canon G15, Canon 5D Mark III, Travel Photographer,

NAADAM FESTIVAL IN ULAN BATOR

Naadam Festival is a countrywide celebration in Mongolia that takes place in several cities and most smaller communities in July each year, with Ulan Bator hosting the biggest gathering of all. When we booked...
Naadam Festival, Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Huushuur, Trans Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Trans-Mongolian, Mongolia, Travel Photography, Travel, Backpacking, Explore, Around the World Trip, Canon G15, Canon 5D Mark III, Travel Photographer,

PHOTO GALLERY: MONGOLIA

A quick stop over in Mongolia while traveling on the Trans Mongolian Railway allowed us to witness some of the Naadam Festival, see the Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue and Gorkhi-Terelj National Park and eat...
Travel, China, Mongolia, Trans-Mongolian Railway, Trans Mongolian, Train, Railway, Trans-Siberian, Trans Siberian,

WELCOME TO MONGOLIA

Like in a classic James Bond film, we were riding in style, first class aboard the Trans-Mongolian Railway from Beijing to Ulan Bator. Inside our private sleeper cabin, surrounded by deep red wood paneling and...
Beijing City Central Youth Hotel
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HOSTEL REVIEW: BEIJING CITY CENTRAL YOUTH HOTEL

I wouldn't recommend the Beijing City Central Youth Hotel to anyone. Well, maybe a young man looking to test himself before shipping off to BUD/S where you might actually be a little more comfortable. How...
Xi'an, Xian, China, travel, backpacking, tourist, tour, terra cotta army, terra cotta warriors, history, dynasty, muslim quarter,
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HOSTEL REVIEW: XIANGZIMEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL

We might have spent more time relaxing in the comfortable atmosphere of the Xiangzimen International Youth Hostel in Xi'an than we did out exploring the city and I'm not ashamed to admit it. The day we...
China, Travel, Strange Food, What to eat in China, Chinese Food, Donghuamen, Donghuamen Night Market, Beijing

BEST OF CHINESE STREET FOOD

When I first arrived in China, I thought the food was going to be like this: Or like this: Apart from the Donghuamen night market in Beijing and the occasional chicken feet and squid tentacles seen at...
Tiananmen Square, Travel, Backpacking, The Great Wall of China, China, Forbidden City, Imperial Palace, Smog in Beijing, Travel Photography, Photography,

PHOTO GALLERY: BEIJING

A short but eventful visit to Beijing that included stops at the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and a wonderful hike along the steep steps of the Great Wall of...
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TRAVELING BY TRAIN IN CHINA

Traveling by train is a great way to see China and cover a lot of ground on a smaller budget. In our month in China we took six different trains with the majority of them being overnight trips. And while a...