Yangshou, though a lovely cobblestone village, soon came to remind us too much of the China version based in Disneyland.
Heading south from Beijing, China, to Xian was an adventure. Along the way, we taste-tested local cuisine, experienced the local toilets and gave our best efforts at adjusting to fascinating Chinese culture.
Camping and horse trekking in the Sichuan province was an uncommon adventure. For three days, we rode across mountain landscapes to Ice Mountain.
After weeks of nonstop travel, we settled in Lijiang at Mama Naxi’s Guesthouse. Genuine and full of life, she’s a true gem along the backpacker trail.
After a multi-day train ride across China, we arrived into Shanghai and set off to explore the Old Town, downtown and of course, the shopping!
An overnight trek through Tiger Leaping Gorge in China’s Yunnan province offers spectacular scenery, brisk winds and a peaceful respite from the usual hum of backpacking.