Mongolia has always been one of those places with an almost mystical reputation, perhaps because we imagine it to be so drastically different from whichever metropolises we live in. Aptly called “the Land of Eternal Blue Sky”, Mongolia is a vast country comprised of endless grass steppes, desert, barren hillsRead More →

Thousand Island Lake (千岛湖/Qiandaohu) is an increasingly popular vacation spot nestled in the interior mountains of Zhejiang province, only a stone’s throw away from the megacities of Hangzhou and Shanghai. It is a large lake containing over a thousand islands large and small, hence the name. The lake itself isRead More →

China train travel

Train travel is an integral part of the Chinese cultural fabric, having been the main method of transportation for the nation for many decades, dating back to the early days of the People’s Republic. Today, China’s high speed railway network is the longest and most used in the entire world,Read More →

Foreword: this is the best guide to Yangshuo travel and the most #instagrammable vantage points around it, that you will find on the internet. So, if you are trying to get some sick shots for Insta to impress your 120 followers, then read on. The Guilin/Yangshuo (桂林/阳朔) region of ChinaRead More →

Istanbul, oh my. What a stunning marvel of civilization. To be frank, I was rather skeptical about visiting Turkey in general, perhaps due to the extremely negative views of Turkey that we get from Western mainstream media — the regressive Islamic government led by Erdoğan, terrorist attacks on Turkish soil,Read More →

I have just spent 5 days in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria and the most populous metropolitan center on the African continent. I spent my time there going around with my local friends, and I’ve written up my thoughts and observations below – my guide to Lagos: Getting In LagosRead More →