China

All you need to know to visit Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve

A quick round up on the information you’ll need to plan a trip to Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve. Summarizing the points I’ve learnt from planning my trip there, hope it may be useful to someone else! For details on my experience at Yading, check out my previous post here!

Chengdu in a day

A quick stop at the bustling metropolis of Chengdu before heading home. Here are some ideas on what to do if you’re got a day here.

Daocheng Yading hiking in 2 days

A 2 day (mis)adventure to Yading Nature Reserve in Sichuan, China. Might be one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I’m glad to have came, but here’s how you should not do it.

Daocheng in 2 days

The gateway to Yading Nature Reserve, Daocheng. While it certainly isn’t a top destination, there are still things to do to keep you busy for a day or two. Also a great way to get away from the crowds that mark almost every other tourist spot in China.

Kangding/ Mugecuo in 1 day

Kangding, saddled between the mountains, and an important gateway between Sichuan and Tibet. Most people stop by here just for a day or 2, so here’s how to make the most of your short stop!

Beijing – Entranced in the Capital of China

My travels across China finally brought me to truly amazing megacity of Beijing, the last stop of my one month journey across China, before the Trans-Siberian Railway to Europe.

Yubeng – Hiking the Sacred Mountains of Yunnan

Trekking to Yubeng, the village hidden within the mountains at the Yunnan-Tibetan border. 4 days across snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, alpine forests, secluded lakes and waterfalls in buses, 4wds, and on foot.

Shangri-La: A day in Lost Paradise

How I nearly died- and survived in the Tibetan town of Gyalthang, popularly romanticised as Shangri-La, 3,200m above sea level, surrounded by lush grasslands and soaring mountains.

Dali – History meets Hipsters in the Highlands

3 days in and around Dali, the ancient kingdom at the edge of Erhai Lake in Yunnan, China. Exploring traditional markets, historic towns, ancient temples, rice fields, hiking trails, and hipster cafes, no less.