Crossing into China

Sunset over Shenzhen

Heading back to where we left off… It was mid-June and we were wrapping up our visit to Hong Kong and heading over to mainland China. China was not really a place on my travel bucket list but Ashraf, my brother, and his partner Aneta are currently living in Shenzhen and we wanted to visit. …

Hong Kong

I’d always wanted to visit Hong Kong. Something about the coupling of its unique history and importance as a global financial hub intrigued me. Surprisingly, the Hong Kong Express plane we were on from Chiang Mai had craft beer available on its in-flight menu, which I took to be a good sign. Off the plane …

Chiang Mai

Thailand was a stop-over for us between Nepal and Hong Kong. We couldn’t sort direct flights that would work, so we decided to take a few days of layover and check out one of its major cities, Chiang Mai. We flew Thai airways from Kathmandu to Bangkok, and had what was probably the best airline …

Finally…Relaxing in Nepal

Overgrown shrine in the hills behind our apartment in Pokhara

After finishing our trek in Sagarmatha National Park, we had just under three weeks left in Nepal before our flight onwards to Thailand. We considered heading east to the Annapurna Region for more trekking but ultimately decided not to, mostly for financial reasons. The info from our guidebook (Lonely Planet’s Trekking in Nepal from 2016) …