Gear review of North Face Horizon Folding Bill Cap.
4.5

GEAR REVIEW: THE NORTH FACE HORIZON FOLDING BILL CAP

Too early for a Mark Johnston Gear of the Year Award? Maybe... then again maybe not. This is my first gear review for the bunches of clothes, electronics and random assortment of other junk I stuffed and...
Solnechnaya, Sunny Hostel, Olkhon Island
3.3

SOLNECHNAYA (SUNNY HOSTEL) IN OLKHON ISLAND

On Olkhon Island, there are few choices of where to stay in the small town of Khuzhir. We chose Solnechnaya, also known as Sunny Hostel, for its location near the beaches and Shaman Rock at Lake Baikal. We...
Trans-Sib Hostel, Irkutsk Russia.
3.2

TRANS-SIB HOSTEL IN IRKUTSK

The Trans-Sib Hostel in Irkutsk was our first hostel stop in Russia. We only stayed for a single night as the very next day we set out for Lake Baikal, but it was a comfortable stay. Close to the train...
Where to Stay in Ulan Bator, UlaanBaatar, Naadam Festival, Hostel, Hostel Review, Idre's Guesthouse,
3.5

IDRE’S GUESTHOUSE IN ULAANBAATAR

Idre's Guesthouse in Ulan Bator  provides a friendly, comfortable base for either a short layover in Mongolia, (which we did on our journey from China to Russia), or a much longer visit, (which we wish we...
Beijing City Central Youth Hotel
1.5

BEIJING CITY CENTRAL YOUTH HOTEL IN CHINA

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,
4.1

XIANGZIMEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL IN XI’AN

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...
Youth Hostel, Hostel, Chengdu, Where to stay in Chengdu, visiting Chengdu, China, travel, lodging, where to stay in China,
3.8

HELLO CHENGDU INTERNATIONAL YOUTH HOSTEL IN CHINA

Hello Chengdu International Youth Hostel followed the theme of the city itself- clean and friendly, which made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.  The first thing we noticed was the wonderful oasis this...
Nibble Fish, cormorant fishing, Driving in China, Yangshuo, China, Travel, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Rock Climbing in China, Moon Hill, Karst Peaks, Limestone, Guilin,
3.8

CLIMBERS’ INN IN YANGSHUO

Initially we had booked different reservations for our stay in Yangshuo, but upon a recommendation from another backpacker we switched for a much more affordable and friendly option- The Climbers'...
Bajie Hostel in Zhangjiajie, Bajie Hostel, Zhangjiajie, lodging, hostel, hotel, Tianmen Mountain, China, Travel, backpacking, where to stay in Zhangjiajie,
2.7

ZHANGJIAJIE BAJIE YOUTH HOSTEL IN CHINA

At the end of a long train ride we arrived in Zhangjiajie early on a rainy morning and, using the directions given, caught the local #6 bus into town. Thanks to a heads up from an English-speaking local, we...
City Central International Hostel, Hostel, Shanghai, China, Where to stay in Shanghai, Hostel, Hotel, lodging, travel, China,
3.7

SHANGHAI CITY CENTRAL INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL IN CHINA

When we arrived in China we needed a little rest time and the Shanghai City Central International Hostel was a good place to do just that. For three days we hibernated in our air-conditioned room and the...
Hana Hostel in Hiroshima
4.2

HANA HOSTEL IN HIROSHIMA

Our last stop in Japan was a comfortable one in Hana Hostel, Hiroshima. Located close to the main train station, it was just a quick walk with our backpacks before we were lounging under air conditioning in a...
Instead of a temple stay we opted for the more affordable Koyasan guest house Kokuu. Travel. Lodging. Capsule Hotel.
4.7

KOYASAN GUEST HOUSE KOKUU IN JAPAN

When tourists visit the secluded temple town of Koyasan, it's usually for an overnight stay at a temple lodging where one can experience the life of the Shingon Buddhist monks who reside there. Koyasan,...
bAKpAK Gion Hostel in Kyoto. Lodging. Hostel. Dorm Room. Travel.
4.1

BAKPAK KYOTO HOSTEL IN JAPAN

Kyoto was our longest stay in one city here in Japan. Since we were there for five nights, we chose to book a dorm room instead of a private room at Bakpak Kyoto Hostel to make the stay less expensive. Both...