Set Our Hearts Alight in KyaingTong

Set Our Hearts Alight in KyaingTong

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Travelogue | 7 Comments

Another border, a new country. From Mae Sae into Tachileik, from Thailand into Myanmar. I remember the bead of sweat trickling down my spine, further plastering my t-shirt to my backpack. Our excitement at crossing the bridge. Stories of a region which had just opened, previously banned to the outside world. And we were going […]

China…Through The Funnel

China…Through The Funnel

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Through the Funnel, Travelogue | 6 Comments

China is the fourth in our series – “…Through the Funnel”. You can read our previous one on Uzbekistan here. It is a way for us to share 12 aspects that stood out to us in our experience of the country and its people. Did we miss something that stood out to you in China? #1 Spitting is the […]

Along the Tea Horse Trade Route in Shaxi 沙溪

Along the Tea Horse Trade Route in Shaxi 沙溪

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Travelogue

“冬日暖阳 – winter days with warm sun.” – Chinese saying  The white sun burns my skin against the brisk air. It is early morning in Shaxi. All is quiet save for the sound of a set of old wooden wheels rolling over lose stones. It smells clean in that winter weather kind of way. I […]

Lunch at a Tibetan “Castle” in Daocheng 稻城

Lunch at a Tibetan “Castle” in Daocheng 稻城

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Travelogue | 7 Comments

The autumn leaves crackle as they are crushed under the wheels of our bicycles. The rest of them hold onto their tall trees for as long as possible, not willing to let go and fall into their long winter graves. We let out short puffs of breath, cycling the 10 km to the red grasslands […]

Slurp n’ Gobble – the Noodles & Dumplings of North-West China 西北

Slurp n’ Gobble – the Noodles & Dumplings of North-West China 西北

Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | 8 Comments

“民以食为天 – food is the peoples’ heaven – hunger breeds discontentment“ – Chinese Proverb China lives for food. Life here revolves around food. After the culinary barrenness of Central Asia, China is a continuous feast, for the eyes, for the nose, for our palates. If you crave something in China, it is rare you will have […]