Day trip to Delphi

The most popular day trip from Athens, Delphi was once considered the heart of Ancient Greece. Here, visitors could consult the oracle for advice about the future or make offerings to Apollo and Athena. It was also the site of numerous games, including the ancient Olympic Games and Pythian Games. I chose the easy option … Continue reading Day trip to Delphi

Aegina Island

Just a short ferry ride from Athens is the island of Aegina, famous for its pistachios, ancient temple, and beautiful scenery. I gave myself just half a day to enjoy the highlights of this island, although if you have more time a full day would be more relaxed and give you chances to explore further. … Continue reading Aegina Island

Ancient Agora

We finished our first day in Athens by visiting the Ancient Agora, just North of the Acropolis.  Getting here involved a lovely walk through some cafes and past a few pretty sights - including the ruins of the Library of Paintainos and some interesting street art. Once we reached the entrance we spent around an … Continue reading Ancient Agora

Shanghai – City God Temple (summer 2016)

This local Ming dynasty temple, commemorating the promotion of Shanghai to a municipality, worships the three city gods. It is conveniently located in the Yuyuan Bazaar area, near the famous Yuyuan Gardens, making it a great place to visit if you are pressed for time but want a taste of Chinese taoist culture. I spent … Continue reading Shanghai – City God Temple (summer 2016)

Terelj National Park and Ariabal Monastery

The Terelj National Park is one of the most popular in Mongolia, famous for its rock formations and beautiful landscapes. I started the day wandering around the ger camp where we had just spent the night, soaking in the atmosphere and enjoying the scene. Next, we headed out to explore, starting with the famous Turtle … Continue reading Terelj National Park and Ariabal Monastery

Trekking the Bodg Khan Mountain, Mongolia

On the train from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, I got to know a really friendly Taiwanese guy who also ended up in the same hostel as me. Having spent a couple of days really exploring the city of Ulaanbaatar, today I teamed up with him for a private tour to the Bogd Khan Mountain for a … Continue reading Trekking the Bodg Khan Mountain, Mongolia