Discovering Hong Kong, where clean streets, culinary treats, real toilets and western-themed stores are the norm, offered a dose of western culture.
Night buses in China are an adventurous—and affordable—mode of transportation. Just be aware that the beds are a bit smaller than typical Westerners are use to!
Our weekend in Kowloon began with a startling introduction to our accommodations, the ChungKing Mansions, a hotel reminiscent of a Steven King novel.
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.