Backpacking Xinjiang: The Tian Shan Mountains

Tian Shan

I recently returned from a 3 week jaunt out in China’s westernmost province: Xinjiang. This place has been sort of a holy grail of sorts for me, a place I’ve always heard so much about but never had a chance to go due to it’s distance from the east coast where I reside. But then, . . . → Read More: Backpacking Xinjiang: The Tian Shan Mountains

Jingdezhen & Wuyuan of Jiangxi Province

It is said that very few things are more awe inspiring in China during the spring than the Golden Rape flowers of Wuyuan county and the ancient porcelain pottery still being made today in the village of Jingdezhen. Actually I’m not sure if anyone has ever said that, but it sounds nice, and the aformentioned . . . → Read More: Jingdezhen & Wuyuan County

India Part 4: Kasmir, Srinigar, & Gulmarg

Gulmarg Panorama

For the last major leg of my India journey I ventured back to the north, catching an early morning flight from the very southern Kerala region, transferring in Delhi, and onward to the northernmost tip of India known as Kasmir. Why Kasmir? It’s home to some of India’s greatest natural beauty, as well as India’s . . . → Read More: India Part 4: Kasmir, Srinigar, & Gulmarg

India Part 3: Goa and Kerala

For those of you who have been staying up late into the wee hours biting your toenails just waiting and wondering “When, O when will he post his next ‘India’ installment,” you needn’t torture yourself anymore. If you haven’t been doing that, well then just humor me I guess. So without further adieu:

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India Part 2: Varanasi

Cow Pie Roof Varanasi

My second stop in India couldn’t have been more different from the first. Varanasi, or “Very Nasty” as its known in some expat circles, is known as the holiest of holy cities throughout India. The mighty Ganges river is the hub and main attraction here, and tourists flock here to witness, of all things, people . . . → Read More: India Part 2: Varanasi

India Part 1: Leh Ladakh and the World’s Highest Hockey Tournament

Leh Ladakh Rink

My first stop in India was also without a doubt my most memorable. I had heard legend and lore of a village in the Himalayan Mountains that lives and breathes ice hockey, but I had to see it to believe it. My Canadian expat friend Tony, whom I skate with in . . . → Read More: India Part 1: Leh Ladakh and the World’s Highest Hockey Tournament

Adventures in Taiwan Part 3: Taipei

Taipei-101-View

The final leg of my Taiwan tour, back to where I started, the wondrous Taipei. This is a city I’ve always wanted to visit, and for good reason as it has a lot to offer. I was really impressed with the city, its large English speaking population (relative to other Asian countries), and even more . . . → Read More: Adventures in Taiwan Part 3: Taipei

Adventures in Taiwan: Part 2, Kenting & Tainan

Goldfish of Tainan

The adventure continues in Southern Taiwan, in a famous beach town called Kenting on the southernmost tip, and Tainan, the former capital of Taiwan on the Southwest coast. Kenting is known as sort of a hippie surfer town, and loads of people flock here year round to catch a wave. Although it’s the low season . . . → Read More: Adventures in Taiwan: Part 2, Kenting & Tainan

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