1st Arsernalskaya Street (Ulitsa Uritskogo). One of Irkutsk's oldest business streets.

Irkutsk – Exploring a Siberian city

Made the first stop of my Trans-Siberian adventure at the Siberian city of Irkutsk, an unexpectedly interesting city with lots of stories to tell. Wouldn’t have thought a Siberian city would look like that …

Trans-Siberian train chugging across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia.

Trans-Siberian Railway adventure

Photographs from a Trans-Siberian Railway trip. Information regarding buying tickets, packing essentials, tips and more. Beijing to Moscow, with stops at Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, and St Petersburg.

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.

Yaowarat, Bangkok

3 week Thailand itinerary

A little off the beaten path, and possible some of the best places to visit in Thailand, all in a 3 week itinerary.