Tag: City

Markets and Temples and Tourists, Oh My (Chiang Mai)

Chiang Mai is located in northern Thailand, and very very very (you get the idea) popular with visitors. The region is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and elephants, and […]

Visiting Vientiane, Laos’ Cool Capital

Vientiane is the capital of Laos. Located across the border from Thailand, the only thing separating the two is the meandering Mekong River, although culturally they are quite different. A […]

A Few Days Too Long in Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang is located in northern Laos. Formerly a sleepy place reminiscent of the old days, the temple and palace-filled city achieved UNESCO status in 1995 and is now a […]

5 Cities to Check Out in China (and What to do There)

China is massive. You could travel for months and only see a fraction of the diverse country, so it can be overwhelming trying to decide where to go. This list […]

A Few Days in Kunming China

Getting There: Treacherous Train Travels After a 3-day game of will we or won’t we over taking the 18.5 hour overnight “hard sleeper” class train from Chengdu to Kunming, we decided […]

Cheng-Doing Things in Chengdu

Related | Chengdu Side Trips: Dujiangyan | Leshan Grand Buddha | Mt. Emei Chengdu is a major metropolitan city in central China. With a big-city feel and high rises galore, it felt […]

Colombia’s Caribbean: Santa Marta & Costeño Beach

Country Colombia | Dates August 7-9 | Accommidation Casa Carolina (Santa Marta) & La Brisa Tranquilla (Costeño Beach) [Read My Review] Santa Marta is a popular destination on Colombia’s Caribbean coast mostly because it’s […]

Photo of Butibara building palm trees and train bridge in Medellín.

Much to See in Medellín

Country Colombia | Dates July 31 – August 4 | Accommodation El Alternativo We left Salento and hopped a bus to Medellín, the city in Colombia we were most excited about. It turned out to be […]

Blue and white letters of a sign that says Guayaquil.

[Guaya]Killing Time in Guayaquil Ecuador

Country Ecuador | Dates July 10-12 | Accommodation Toto Hostel What to Do for 24 Hours in Guayaquil Our bus brought us to Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador (yes, it’s larger than […]

Ica Peru: Street Food, Mototaxis & Wine

Location Ica Peru | Dates June 29-30 | Accommodation Dunas Lodge We were told repeatedly not to go to Ica; it wasn’t exciting, nothing to do, etc. We went anyway and absolutely […]