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Monthly Archives: January 2014

A LESSON ON TRAVEL ECONOMICS | HONG KONG

Before our big trip backpacking, we’d never really ‘done’ budget travel. We’d never stayed in a hostel, almost always got a taxi from the airport, never actively sought outView full post »

TERRACED CROPS AND KARST PEAKS | DEHANG WALKING

We had intended to travel south from Fenghuang to the Hongjiang Old Town, assuming we’d prefer exploring stone alleyways and suspicious looking pharmacies after destroying ourselves amongst the karstView full post »

DEHANG VILLAGE, CHINA | WHERE I’D RATHER BE

Dehang is one of those places you hope exists, but assume probably doesn’t. A tiny ancient village built along a stream, surrounded by Karst peaks and terraced fields of wheat and rice. FarmersView full post »

PERAST, MONTENEGRO

Just to take a break from China, I just realised I never posted our favourite Montenegrin town – Perast. Perast is a 15th century Venetian village wedged between black mountains and the ocean,View full post »

A BETTER FENGHUANG MAP + SOME RECOMMENDATIONS

FOR FULL SIZE MAP CLICK HERE I present to you, a better map of Fenghuang than you will be able to find before you get there. This will make your life easier, even though it is in no way to scale,View full post »

THE FENGHUANG NIGHT MARKET

Our obsession with the Fenghuang Night Market was a product of our ingrained backpacker love of street food, financial necessity and the choice between freshly butchered bamboo rat, snake orView full post »

DISNEY-CHINA IN FENGHUANG

I can’t put my hand on my heart and say we loved Fenghuang, for a range of reasons. Some of which, admittedly, were our fault. We caught the ‘shuttle’ from Zhangjiajie – an easy four hours throughView full post »