How does altitude affect you when hiking to Everest Base Camp?

Have you ever set yourself a goal, only to realise that you have underestimated the difficulties that come with it? We did this recently when trekking to Everest Base Camp. Walking around the isolated areas of the Himalayas in Nepal was an amazing experience, but one of the hardest things we have ever done. Before …

Hohhot and the Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

Today’s guest post is by Only Once Today. Lobke and Inge want to share their experiences and insights with the world. They write about LGBT, budget travel and different destinations. http://onlyonce.today     When we embarked on our trip to China, we were a little concerned about language barriers. That’s why we decided to join a …

The Miao and Their Buffalo Fights by David Leffman

The Miao (Hmong) ethnic group of Qiandongnan – southeastern Guizhou province – are hill-dwelling farmers, best known in China for their embroidered jackets and complicated silver assemblages that women wear during the many festivals dotting the Miao calendar. Buffaloes – aside from their obvious agricultural uses – crop up everywhere in Miao life (not to …