Ninjas and Buddhas in Luoyang

I was skeptical to visit these after such a wonderful day exploring the Yungang Grottoes, but I had nothing to worry about. In fact, if I had to recommend just one, it would be the Longmen Grottoes! Although the caves themselves don't have the colour or detail of Yungang, the scale of the complex will blow your mind.

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Journey across Java

If you want to explore Indonesia then Java is a great starting place. It's the geographic center of it all and has a lot to offer, from active volcanoes to ancient temples to busy cities. Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese are the primary languages used, many people use Indonesian as their second language, it's easy enough …