Trek & Transit

Trek & Transit: 16hrs to Chengdu

It’s becoming a frequent feeling, this confusion mixed with lasting excitement and frustration. A strange sensation fills my mind now that I can communicate strictly through smiles and hand motions. I have spent so much time in a place where I knew the language that when it came to traveling “backpacker style”, it feels unnatural… Continue reading Trek & Transit: 16hrs to Chengdu

Foreign Flavors

Foreign Flavors: Xi’an Muslim Quarter

Inside the ancient city walls of Xi'an, China lay wonderful and completely unexpected surprises, which is why they're surprises; you get it. A short walk on West Street from the large Bell tower, or Bird tower as I like to call it.  A gateway just past the tower opens to a glowing and lively section… Continue reading Foreign Flavors: Xi’an Muslim Quarter