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East Asia

China | Japan | Mongolia

From the wonders of Chinese culture, the beauty of the Mongolian steppes and nomadic lifestyle, and the landscape and traditions of Japan, find out more about East Asian.

On the Silk Road: Kashgar Old City, China

Kashgar, also known as Kashi, is the most western city in China. The region is located between the borders of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan, as well as the Taklamakan desert. Its unique location positioned Kashgar as a strategical destination… Continue Reading →

22 Best Trekking in Asia: Stunning Asian Treks and Adventures

If you are looking for some of the best treks in the world, search no further than Asia. Indeed, trekking in Asia will take through the Himalayas, deserts, jungle, traditional villages, and endangered wildlife. With so many options for trekking in… Continue Reading →

Altai Mountains Trekking How-To Guide: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park

For adventurers looking to explore remote areas, Altai mountains trekking brings you by glacier-fed rivers, snow-packed passes, turquoise lakes, and high peaks. And a chance to hike where few people seldom go, besides the local Kazakh nomads watching over their… Continue Reading →

Kandze Monastery Tibetan Festival: Witnessing Kham Tibet Buddhist Traditions in Garzê, Sichuan Province

How lucky we were to attend a Tibetan Festival at the famous Kandze Monastery! Indeed, the traditional event occurred just as we arrived from our travel to Garzê (or Ganzi). On the day of the festival, Tibetan clad in traditional… Continue Reading →

Dali Old Town: Between ancient streets and modern shops in the Yunnan mountains

Dali Old Town is known for its cultural heritage, natural landscape, and ancient fortification walls. Small enough, walk through the narrow cobblestoned streets, passing by tea shops, small restaurants, street vendors selling cheese on a stick or local vegetables. A… Continue Reading →

What Places to Visit in Hong Kong

We are back in Hong Kong, 21 years after our last visit! It’s strange to think this was so long ago… So far we walked a bit through Kowloon, just to get a feel of the city again. With so… Continue Reading →

The Golden Eagle Festival: Deep into Traditional Kazakh Culture in the Mongolian Altai

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One of the reasons we wanted to visit the Altai was to attend one of the traditional eagle festivals near Olgii. The Golden Eagle Festival was the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Kazakh culture. What is the Golden… Continue Reading →

Top Things to Do in Ulaanbaatar

Ulaanbaatar is the gateway to Mongolia. Not only all international flights land there but also the country road system start from the capital. Whether you are recovering from your flight or preparing your trip, make sure to spend some time… Continue Reading →

From Sweet Grapes to Dry Raisins in Turpan

I have to confess I did not know much about Turpan. We first heard the name from a fellow traveler we met trekking in the Mongolian Altai Mountains. But the mention of the Silk Road quickly me sold me. We… Continue Reading →

Skies of Mongolia – Photo Essay

Mongolia’s skies are different. Noticeably different and beautifully so. It could be because of the abundance of unobstructed immensities, or because one’s sight is rarely distracted by artificial features or human construction. We spent two months in Mongolia, discovering Central… Continue Reading →

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