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
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...
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,

BEIJING PHOTO GALLERY

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 China. The Forbidden City, Beijing,...
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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...
Xi'an, Xian, China, travel, backpacking, tourist, tour, terra cotta army, terra cotta warriors, history, dynasty, muslim quarter,

XI’AN PHOTO GALLERY

A stop in Xi'an, China, where we rode bikes around the ancient Xi'an City Wall, visited the Terra Cotta Army and ate so much good food in the Muslim quarter. Visiting the the ancient Xi'an City Wall,...
Xi'an, Xian, China, travel, backpacking, tourist, tour, terra cotta army, terra cotta warriors, history, dynasty, muslim quarter,

I’M A TOURIST

The past week has been an all out, sight-seeing rampage. Day after day we were hopping buses, waiting in lines, buying steeply priced tickets and sweating the Chinese summer heat. From Chengdu to Xi’an we...
Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Leshan, China, Travel, Backpacking, Travel Photography, China

CHENGDU PHOTO GALLERY

  Photos from our visit to Chengdu which included a visit to the pandas, the Leshan Giant Buddha and some wonderful street food. Photos from our visit to Chengdu which included a visit to the...
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...
Chengdu Researh Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu, Visit Chengdu, China, tourism, travel, backpacking, traveling in China,

VISIT CHENGDU

We were impressed with Chengdu the moment we stepped off the train. It was by far the cleanest, friendliest and least chaotic city we'd visited since arriving in China. The cab ride from the train station to...
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'...
Driving in China, Renting a scooter, Yangshuo, Xingping,

FIRST SCOOTER RIDE IN CHINA

No one drove in their lane in Yangshuo. In fact, they frequently drove on the wrong side of the road. At the roundabouts it was a strange harmony of cars, buses, scooters and bicycles weaving in and out...