Entries from 'ASIA'

Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk, Turkey We were here to see Efes, the ancient ruins. They were nice but no Rome. They only took about 2 hours to walk around. The town doesnt have much else to do and we should have stayed in the port town. We mainly just relaxed. The hotel had great wifi so we watched…

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Antalya, Turkey

Antalya, Turkey We took an overnight bus here leaving us exhausted and without much sleep. The hostel/hotel was very nice through and even let us have free breakfast on arrival. We walked the city and went to the beach. They beach was all pebbles but it was nice. The town is full of little shops…

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Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia, Turkey We loved Cappadocia! We stayed in a cave hotel that had the traditional Turkish breakfast of cucumber, tomato and cheese. We did the amazing hot air balloon ride, we toured the underground city, hiked through the terrain and made friends with a couple of stray dogs. The only downside for me was trying…

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey We were so jet lagged and we were both sick. We had a hotel for the first two nights to get sound sleep before staying in a hostel. The mosques and the city was nice but people were a bit pushy. Also, I got stared at… a lot. We heard the pray calls…

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Beijing, China

Beijing, China Amazing great wall trip, forbidden city, some temples and a few parks! Heavy pollution though that caused me to have cold like symptoms and a horrible sore throat (started coughing up the grossest black stuff). I dont know how people live here and smoke cigarettes and dont all have cancer. Finally, saw other…

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Xian, China

Xian, China Terracotta Warriors and biking the ancient wall. These are the two most famous things to do in Xian. Also, Xian was the old main city in China connecting the silk trade route west. There is a large Muslim quarter in Xian blending asian and Muslim foods and culture. WEATHER – 4/5 stars My…

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Juizhaigou National Park, China

Juizhaigou National Park, China Quickly wrote this, still needs some tweaks Juizhaigou is like China’s Yellow Stone with gorgeous multicolored lakes and pretty waterfalls. This was my first real chinese tour, saved by 3 guys who spoke English! Also, I was in an earthquake and also had the worst experience of my life! WEATHER –…

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Chengdu, China

Chengdu, China Baby pandas!!! What more do I need to say. Holding a baby panda was the coolest and cutest thing I’ve ever done. WEATHER – 4/5 stars The weather was cloudy but not too cold. TRANSPORTATION – 3/5 stars So the challenge was I had to first take a train from Lijiang back to…

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Lijiang, China

Lijiang, China Lijiang is a world heritage site and is a gorgeous ancient village. It is touristy, catering to chinese tourists (really no english spoken and few english signs). I loved the town though, thought is was very beautiful. WEATHER – 4/5 stars The weather was mostly sunny and warm during the day, in the…

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Dali, China

Dali, China Ancient town in the Yunnan providence next to a giant lake between two mountain ranges. Very pretty village and location. WEATHER – 4/5 stars Compared to the warm weather of Kunming, it was a bit chilly. It was partly cloudy but still nice enough to want to walk around the town. TRANSPORTATION –…

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