Tag: Asia

A Not-So-Plain Sight: Visiting Phonsavan’s Plain of Jars

While most backpackers head due south from Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng, a picturesque spot popular for river tubing and excessive partying (not our thing), we headed east to Phonsaven. […]

Red rope bridge over green water at the dujiangyan irrigation system.

A Day in Dujiangyan: Exploring the Irrigation System & Mount Qingcheng

In Chengdu longer than planned, we looked for more day trips as we’d seen what we wanted of the city. Sarah’s panda obsession continued and she opted to visit the […]

View of the massive head of the Leshan Grand Buddha.

Sights in Sichuan: Leshan Grand Buddha & Mt. Emei

We headed out of Chengdu, a large city in China’s Sichuan Province, to visit some sights in the countryside including the Leshan Giant Buddha and Mt. Emei. Leshan Grand Buddha Leshan […]

Beyond the Terracotta Warriors: 3 Days in Xi’an China

Xi’an is located in central east-ish China in the Shaanxi province. An interesting mixture of old and new, the not-as-bustling-as-you-might-expect city offers historical sights and expected Chinese charm, as well as […]

Where To Stay | Asia

A quick list of everywhere I stayed while backpacking in Asia and my rating. Check out the best places to stay, and the places to avoid at all costs. Links […]