Today, for the sake of my legs, we got to the top of the mountains by riding the world’s largest outdoor elevator. Getting to the top without nearly collapsing from exhaustion meant that we could enjoy the views of the “avatar mountains” with some slither of energy and improved appreciation. The towering pillars are simply … More Zhangjiajie- Photos
Today, for the first time in my life, I saw a hint of a calf muscle in my lower leg (actually, anywhere on my body). Whether it was pumped up or just screaming for help, a small bulge on an otherwise chicken worthy leg was just about visible, if you looked closely enough. The long … More Tianzi Mountains- With Photos
A road with 99 hairpins, a staircase with 999 steps, dangerously dangling cliff paths drilled into a mountain 999 metres up and the world’s longest gondola running for 999 (+6456) metres, Tianmen mountain is one the most exciting destinations and a key part of our China bucket list. There’s a huge hole through it which … More Tianmen Mountain- Photos
Zhangjiajie National Park is one of the main attractions that brought us to China. The landscape is crazy with colourful lakes, bridges and walkways made of glass plus the mountains that inspired the scenery in Avatar. The tropical heat is still a battle as is the endless hiking but most of the time the views … More Zhangjiajie day 1- Photos
The world’s biggest Buddha stands/ sits 71 metres tall and took nearly a century to build. Carved out of a cliff in the 9th century the benevolent statue still remains and attracts hoards of people to take a look after battling down the cliff path.
A good pair of flip flops is essential to a pleasurable travel experience. Crucial for wear around a dormitory as well as out and about in sweltering cities, this versatile and reliable footwear is a must have in any backpack. Personally, I’m sliders man. That type of adaptable shoe that provides comfort in all situations … More The Terracota Army- Kinda
In the mountains of Sichuan there are these mind boggling natural pool formations that have made natures greatest infinity pools that drift down the mountainside. From the air they look like a dragon with the pools forming scales and from the ground they just look awesome. We have finally got to somewhere in China where … More Huanglong Travertine Pools- Photos
One of the first things people mentioned upon finding out I was off to China was the food. Whether I’ll be testing out the street food or if I’ll be able to have three meals a day of the local grub, if I have any idea what the traditional meals are like or if I’m … More The Food Situation
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is home to 50 lazy, adorable bears that occasionally move and fall out of trees. We spent a day observing them in their natural habitat doing their thing.