Entries from 'mountains'

Uganda – African Trails

I rafted the Nile on level 5s and hiked with mountain gorillas! BUDGET: Aug 18 – 19, 21 – 23 VISA: $50 FOOD:$22 ACTIVITY: $870 TAXI: $4 GEAR: $2 TOUR: $120 TOTAL: $1068

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Southwest Ireland, Ireland

Connemara, Galway, Cliffs of Moher, Killarney, Blarney Castle/Stone and more! I had the luck of the Irish on weather, most of the time it was sunny skies. Connemara looks a lot like the highlands in Scotland. Galway is a party town and all though I went on a pub crawl, it wasnt that great (in…

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Highlands, Scotland

Highlands, Scotland This was 3 day tour through the highlands. We traveled through Glen Coe, Loch Ness, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Fort William and tons along the way. This part of Scotland actually reminded me of New Zealand with just the mountains and waterfalls and how green everything was. We saw some really cool castles…

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Zurich/Luzern/Mt Titlis, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland Switzerland is a very clean and pure feeling country with its gorgeous mountains and countryside. It reminded me of New Zealand. I wish I spent one more day and/or had better weather to see it better. But the country is so expensive, I had to get out. WEATHER: 2/5 stars Chilly and rained…

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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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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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Guilin/Dazhai, China

Guilin/Dazhia, China The rice terraces are one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! I took a bus from Yangshou to Guilin (about two hours). Guilin is the bigger city version of Yangshou, not as pretty. I then took another bus to Dazhia village (about 3 hours) and hiked 40 minutes to another…

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Yangshou, China

Yangshou, China I took the train from Hong Kong into mainland China to Guangzhou. I just spent the night in Guangzhou before getting a bus to Yangshou. I biked around Yangshou and to near by villages, Fuli and took the bus to XingPing. This area of China is like Vietnam’s Halong Bay but on land….

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Gorgeous skyline! Kind of an asian NYC. I recommend Hong Kong as an Asian city to ease yourself into the culture without abandoning all comforts. Also, no visa required! WEATHER: 3/5 stars Weather was record lows for Hong Kong and felt freezing to me coming from warmer climate. With that said,…

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