Backpacking in Poland: Top 10 Sights in Kokoszkowy, Kociewie Region

“Off the wheaten craic”. My Polish adventures continued the last few years despite my plunge into deep depression caused by liars and GuruGods. I needed the calm of a Polish spring and winter to rest my mind away from the horrors of life. It was in 2017, that I finally backpacked through the tranquil village Read more about Backpacking in Poland: Top 10 Sights in Kokoszkowy, Kociewie Region[…]

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The Upper Trail Hike – Day 2 – Yunnan Province, China

I must apologise for the lateness of this post. This is the second part of my two part guide to hiking on the Upper Trail Hike in China’s Yunnan Province in and around Tiger Leaping Gorge. To refresh your memory (and also mine), below are the previous two parts of the story which cover this Read more about The Upper Trail Hike – Day 2 – Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Bites in Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China

It seems a lifetime ago since I was backpacking in Shangri La, yet it was just over 6 months ago now when life to me to this amazing part of China. “Amazing” is an over used word, but I loved Shangri La, here are my 3 previous posts on it: 1. Things to see and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Bites in Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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螺絲田/Screw Tin: Viewpoint Over Yellow Canola Fields Near Luoping, Yunnan Province, China

You might have seen my post on the fantastic yellow canola fields near Luoping in China and thought they looked spectacular. Well, yes they were pretty on the eye and while I enjoyed our afternoon stroll round the Yellow Canola Fields at Jin Ji Cun, it was only the next day that we got to Read more about 螺絲田/Screw Tin: Viewpoint Over Yellow Canola Fields Near Luoping, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Spicy Barbecued Tofu in Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China

Another Chinese gem of a snack for you today on Friday’s Featured Food. As I head back to the marvellous Yunnan Province to the peculiar but vibrant old town of Jianshui. Jianshui is off the beaten track for sure, but its inner charms will surprise you to the core. After backpacking my way through the Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Spicy Barbecued Tofu in Jianshui, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Backpacking in Jianshui Old Town, Yunnan Province, China

Places like Jianshui will stick in my memory for one reason. You’ve never heard of them before you arrive and you’ll never forget them after you leave! I went backpacking in Jianshui in China…I always find it a unique experience when you go backpacking in a town or city that has no other backpackers. I Read more about Backpacking in Jianshui Old Town, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Sunset at Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Southern Yunnan Province, China

On this never ending travel corridor it was time to watch the sunset viewing at Yuanyang Rice Terraces in China’s Yunnan Province. I read up on it beforehand and it was billed as the best series of rice terraces in the world and that sunset would be absolutely mind blowing. I’ve seen my fair share Read more about Sunset at Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Southern Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Shilin Stone Forest, Yunnan Province, China

  A visit to Shiling Stone Forest in China’s Yunnan Province is well worth a trip. This place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and has a thriving tourist economy. The downside is the cost of getting there, the up side is you get to see a forest comprised of fantastic rock formations. Read more about Shilin Stone Forest, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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