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...
Shymbulak Mountain Resort, Kazakhstan

Shymbulak Mountain Resort, Kazakhstan

When people think of Central Asia, Kazakhstan and the Silk Road, skiing isn’t usually the first thing that springs to mind. However, Almaty in southern Kazakhstan is home to Shymbulak Mountain Resort; one of the only two places you can hit the slopes in Central Asia....
Living in China under the Coronavirus

Living in China under the Coronavirus

What its like to experience the coronavirus outbreak in China Want to know what it’s like living in China during the novel corona virus outbreak? Below I will recount my time travelling across the country during Chinese New Year and arriving in my deserted city...
Xining to Lhasa Train (All You Need to Know)

Xining to Lhasa Train (All You Need to Know)

What is the maximum altitude of the Xining to Lhasa train? The train reaches a height of 16,640 feet (5,069 metres). How long does the Xining to Lhasa train take? The journey takes between 20 and 22 hours. How much does the Xining to Lhasa train cost? Fares range from...
Pictures of Tibet – A Journey in 55 Images

Pictures of Tibet – A Journey in 55 Images

Pictures of Tibet takes you on a journey through this enchanted land through a series of images taken on a recent trip to the “Roof of the World”. Bright blue skies and thin air, towering mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, yaks, monasteries and monks. These...
Hong Kong Itinerary (what to do in 1 to 4 days)

Hong Kong Itinerary (what to do in 1 to 4 days)

The perfect Hong Kong Itinerary for 1 to 4 Days In this Hong Kong itinerary we will discover that there is so much more to this famous city than just skyscrapers, world-class cuisine and shopping. For example, did you know that the territory of Hong Kong is made up of...