Songzanlin Monastery

Shangri-la: Paradise Found and Paradise Lost

Picture a jumble of bright white buildings, painted in long colourful bands of a deep burgundy and yellow, white and black dots arranged in neat lines. The windows are covered in cloths of a vibrant yellow...
The Sun and Moon Pagodas in Guilin

What to do with a Day in Guilin

Guilin doesn't seem to be a very popular city and most travelers head straight to Yangshuo, a smaller town about one hour down the road, which offers much more nature in a more relaxed and less smoggy setting....
Mao Zedong's head

Changsha: A Surprisingly Cool City

During the months before I finally headed into China, I had slowly started to dislike travelling. Half a year in Southeast Asia had led me to become bored by the easy road - a  path not only worn out, but...
Cinderella Castle at Disneyland Hong Kong

Disneyland: Hong Kong Edition

Disneyland. Home of all my smashed childhood dreams and legendary place, that despite plenty of begging, stomping my little feet on the floor and crying tiny tears, I never got to visit. Too expensive, they...