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A Strange Day In Ulaanbaatar

I’d be lying if I said that I fell in love with Ulaanbaatar.<p>Ulaanbaatar, a city so big that it has half of Mongolia’s population living there. The …

Kharkhorin & Beautiful Central Mongolia

Central Mongolia is one of the two most visited regions in Mongolia, along with the Gobi desert.<p>To be completely honest, my original plan was to …

First Impressions of Mongolia

If I was to say that Mongolia had been on my travel radar for a while, I’d be lying. In fact, I only thought about going to Mongolia a few weeks …

Crossing Borders - From China To Mongolia

A quick search online on <i>how to cross the border from China to Mongolia</i> without riding the Ttrans-Siberian or the Trans-Mongolian trains,wll bring …

From Full-Time Traveller To Expat: What Changes?

When I first made the decision to stop moving around during my travels and instead set anchor in China, I wasn’t too sure of what to expect.<p>Sure I …

Travelers

Changbaishan And Heaven Lake

I just couldn’t believe it.<p>After almost a full day and a half of travelling by train, two police stations, and getting kicked out of two different …

Hot Springs

Travelling Without A Passport In China (Part II)

I woke up at 6:45 AM that morning after a mere 4 hours of sleep. Now much more hesitant about the fact that I was travelling without a passport in …

Passports

Travelling Without A Passport In China (Part I)

I know. what you’re gonna say. <i><br>It sounds like a dumb idea.</i> Right?<br>I can’t blame you.<br>After all, who goes travelling without a passport? To the North …

Changchun

Travelers to Machu Picchu, beware: The sale of Inca Trail permits for 2018 starts today

The sale of Inca Trail permits for 2018 starts today, October 5th, 2017.<p>The 2017 hiking season on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is far from over, …

Things To Know Before Moving As An Expat To China

Coming to China as a traveller is undoubtedly a superb experience. China is, after all, a huge country with many beautiful landscapes and a rich …

China

Western Canada by train: Rockies on a roll | Robin McKie

Robin Williams once described Canada as a luxury loft apartment that sits above a really great party. The comparison flattered the United States (presumably the fun place underneath), but you can see what he meant. Canada is a soothing oasis that has space and tranquillity. It’s a destination that …

Trains

Changchun: It's Good Enough...

This post has been a long time coming.<br>Ever since I moved to Changchun, I couldn’t wait to write about this new city which today I call my home.<br>And …

European Travel

My First Taste Of A Train Ride In China

<i>Did she just throw a fish bone to the floor?</i> <i><br>Why did she just take a picture of me?<br>What do you mean I have no seat?!?!?!</i><p>These are just some of the …

Commuter Rail

From Backpacker to Expat: Why I Now Blog Less

You may have noticed a little bit of a change of pace in getting new articles out these last couple of weeks. The truth is that I’ve been tired as …

Changchun

Rocking A Weekend Visiting Shenyang

Since coming to China I have somehow had very limited time to wander around the city. Always being busy with something for work and school, I have …

Getting Around The Great Firewall of China

You might have heard of the Great Wall of China as one of the new 7 wonders of the world. But have you heard of The Great Firewall of China?<p>The …

Requirements For A Work Visa To Teach In China

So after a stressful Skype interview with a Chinese potential employer, you have received a successful response confirming you have now landed a …

The 8 Most Popular Destinations in Chile

If you're planning a trip to South America, do not miss the most popular cities in Chile. While Brazil, Argentina, Peru, and Colombia get most of the …

10 photos that’ll make you want to visit Romania right now

Whether you are planning the perfect European getaway or just seeking to indulge your photographic wanderlust, look no further. Romania is not only a …

Things to Do in Munich & Bavaria

Visit the castle that inspired Disneyland, see the fairy tale-like Black Forest, and attend the original Oktoberfest—the 16-day beer fest should be …

Monster quake, Hurricane Katia combine to take 67 lives in Mexico

Slow-moving funeral processions converged on Juchitan’s cemeteries from all directions on Saturday, so many that they sometimes caused temporary …

24matins.uk

UK<p>Key dates in the life of Boris Johnson, who resigned as Britain's foreign secretary on Monday:- June 19, 1964: He is born in New York as …

Food Challenged In China

To say that I have felt challenged since arriving to China would be an understatement.<p>Since I landed here, I have gotten lost, been unable to …

My First Few Hours In China

As I stepped foot into the Shanghai airport, I could not have expected what the first few hours in China had in store for me.<p>From people cutting in …

A Prelude To The Expat Life In China

I’ve chosen not to write about this before simply because I didn’t want to jinx it while I was suffering through the paperwork process; but I feel …

Second Guessing My Decision To Move Abroad

When I first toyed with the idea of working abroad, I was excited. Excited about the possibility of starting a new life abroad. Excited about the …

How to spend 3 epic days in Istanbul

Istanbul, one of the biggest cities in the World, with its population of 15 mln people, is also one of the most fascinating places I have visited. It …

The most overrated tourist attractions in Mexico — and where to go instead

Mexico is full of beautiful beaches, ancient ruins, and rich local culture, not to mention Travel + Leisure's top-ranked city of 2017, San Miguel de Allende. However, as with any popular vacation destination, there are also many overrated spots.<p>Popular destinations such as Cancún and Cozumel are …