Backpacking in India: Touring Agra Fort with Delhi Magic Tours

So I arrived off a train into the city of Agra. This was no ordinary journey. A quick check at my cities, towns and villages list informed me that this was my 800th town on my journey. To celebrate, I had a night on the beer with some friends and set up two cool tours Read more about Backpacking in India: Touring Agra Fort with Delhi Magic Tours[…]

Touring The Splendid Taj Mahal in Agra, India with Delhi Magic

“One more step along the world I go” – Sydney Carter. Like a kid dreaming of backpacking the world for just a short while. All these amazing places to check out. Some over-hyped, some over-backpacked for sure and then as if by complete chance, I ended up in the city of Agra to celebrate my Read more about Touring The Splendid Taj Mahal in Agra, India with Delhi Magic[…]

Kaiping Diaolou Tour: Zili Village, Guangdong Province, China

On my series of touring the impressive Kaiping Diaolou in China’s Guangdong Province, we headed next to Zili Village in some truly remote countryside. We had already toured the historic town of Chikan, the beautiful village of MaJianglong and the JinJiangli Village. As well as this we managed to eat turtle soup, eel fried rice and have a night Read more about Kaiping Diaolou Tour: Zili Village, Guangdong Province, China[…]

Visiting El Salvador’s Only UNESCO World Heritage Site: Joya de Ceren

El Salvador is a backpacker’s dream. Friendly locals, pumping bars, beaches, volcanoes, mountains and just an all round unventured gem. Once you’ve got your bearings and got to grips with the bus systems, you’re good to go anywhere in the country. I set my mind on visiting El Salvador’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, which Read more about Visiting El Salvador’s Only UNESCO World Heritage Site: Joya de Ceren[…]

Touring Monte Alban: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico

When you have travelled for years on end through more “lost cities” than you can think of (Sigiriya, Machu Picchu, Teotihuacan etc.) the idea of yet another one might sound like more of the same. However Monte Alban was a pleasant surprise. Situated on a mountain top only a half hour drive from Oaxaca de Read more about Touring Monte Alban: A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mexico[…]

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Backpacking in Harar, Ethiopia: 10 Things to See and Do

Harar in Ethiopia ends up sticking in your mind. It’s a World Heritage City and it’s a crazy place. It’s also in the middle of nowhere if truth be told. Getting there isn’t the easiest thing you’ll ever do in life, believe me. But for the love of travel and with no real reason why, Read more about Backpacking in Harar, Ethiopia: 10 Things to See and Do[…]

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Kaiping Diaolou Tour: MaJianglong Cluster Village, Guangdong Province, China

Continuing on from my first post on the historic town of Chikan on the Kaiping Diaolou Tour, we headed to MaJianglong next. This is basically a cluster village within the Kaiping Diaolou range of World Heritage Sites. The Cluster village contains scattered towers and is situated deep in the countryside. You will need a ticket Read more about Kaiping Diaolou Tour: MaJianglong Cluster Village, Guangdong Province, China[…]

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The Upper Trail Hike – Day 1 – Yunnan Province, China

As hikes, landscapes and experiences go, you won’t get much better than this I assure you. Escape the popularity on your travels and you’ll be rewarded with outstanding views, everlasting memories and unusual culture. For whatever cards life had dealt me, I found myself in China’s Yunnan Province at the tail end of last year. Read more about The Upper Trail Hike – Day 1 – Yunnan Province, China[…]

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