Backpacking in China (Budget Travel Guide)

Backpacking in China (Budget Travel Guide)

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking in China Backpacking in China can be hugely rewarding for the intrepid traveller and doesn’t have to cost the earth either. Below I will tell you all the tips I have accumulated over five years living and travelling throughout the...
Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour

My Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour in January 2020 Introduction to Tibet Everest Base Camp In January 2020 I realized an almost lifelong dream to see Mount Everest. I had booked onto a Tibet Everest base camp tour for Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). Unlike on the...
Travelling in Beijing (A City Guide for 2020)

Travelling in Beijing (A City Guide for 2020)

Travelling in Beijing – An Introduction   Travelling in Beijing? Read on and discover all you need to know about this fascinating city! Beijing is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. Formerly known as Peking, it is one of the most...
DMZ Tour and Panmunjom, North Korea

DMZ Tour and Panmunjom, North Korea

THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE (DMZ TOUR) The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a heavily fortified buffer zone that separates North Korea and South Korea. The 4km wide DMZ stretches 250km (160miles) across the Korean peninsula and was created in 1953 during the armistice after the...
Best VPN for China (A Guide for 2020)

Best VPN for China (A Guide for 2020)

Best VPN for China Having lived in China for over five years, I have needed a VPN to keep in contact with people via social media, read the news back home and do research for this blog. I have used many different VPNs over the years and have finally settled on one...
Aralsk, Kazakhstan & the Death of a Town

Aralsk, Kazakhstan & the Death of a Town

Aralsk (Aral), Kazakhstan Aralsk, or Aral as it is also known, is a small town in western Kazakhstan. It was a once-thriving fishing port that is now a dusty, desert outpost miles from the shrunken Aral Sea. The town is in a sad state with the only thing lapping at...