Zaijian China

China Wrap Up

I’ve been to China many times in the past to visit family, so to me, it has never felt like a tourist location. For that reason, I didn’t really consider …

Spice-soaked skewers in Chengdu, China

Food in Chengdu

Chengdu is the relaxation capital of China, known for panda bears, tea houses, and – of course – a wide variety of (very spicy) food! My relatives in Chengdu took …

Namaste Nepal

Nepal Wrap Up

Coming into Nepal from India, I was ready for a mental break from being on guard all the time about sanitation and safety. Because Nepal has long been a popular …

Lessons from Nepal

Lessons from Nepal

1.  You’re not always going to be efficient It’s not possible to be completely efficient when traveling, especially when you leave room for flexibility. Coming to Nepal, I initially booked …