I took a bus to Huanglong National Park and ended up in Narnia…

After two weeks of seeing various Chinese cities I was desperate to get into the mountains of Sichuan. I wanted to visit the rainbow lakes and forests of Jiuzhai Valley National Park but it was closed due to landslides, so I chose the next best option, Huanglong National Park. And boy, was it worth it,... Continue Reading →

How to see the Great Wall of China without the crowds

The Great Wall of China has to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world. I've never met someone who hasn't heard of it, and most people dream of seeing it in person one day. Nothing can prepare you for such an incredible sight, no matter which section you visit. But wouldn't it... Continue Reading →

Hiking to Rainbow Lake

Before You Go The trailhead is a short walk or bike ride from Alta Lake so it's perfect if you don't have a car. It takes around 4 - 5 hours for the 16km round trip, the path is well marked and you only gain 850m elevation, so it's one of the shortest and easiest... Continue Reading →

Hiking to Joffre Lakes

Before You Go You'll need a car to get to the car park at the trailhead as it's an hour and 20 minutes drive north of Whistler. Along the way, you'll drive past the lovely Green Lake, the trailhead for Nairn Falls and the town of Pemberton, where you should definitely stop at the Mile... Continue Reading →

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