There is so much to see and do in Japan, so it’s a good thing we had almost four weeks to spend there! We bought a Japan Rail 21 day pass, allowing us unlimited train rides around four of Japan’s islands. And we took major advantage of it.
The first night we were here, we walked up to a ramen counter and Continue reading “Japan: May – June, 2015”
On May 9, we flew from China to Seoul, South Korea. We spent the next week in Seoul, visiting various sites such as the Jongmyo Shrine, the old city walls, the Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul Tower, and a couple different history museums. Continue reading “South Korea: May 2015”
*We entered and exited China four times in the last two months, so I waited until the end of our China visits to post this.
* I wrote Taiwan, Hong Kong & Macau, and Tibet as separate posts because of their unique cultural or geographical identities, even though technically they are part of China.
On April 4th we walked over the border between Macau (which I wrote about that in this post) and Zhuhai, and boarded a bus to go Continue reading “China: April and May, 2015”
Yak butter tea, yak dumplings (momo), yak curry, yak cheese, yak noodle soup. If it had yak in it, we ate it. Yak butter tea? Super, super salty. I’ll stick with sweet tea from now on. Yak meat? Tastes like Continue reading “Tibet, May 2015”
With a hankering to try mare’s milk and see the world’s largest equestrian statue, we decided to include Mongolia on our trip. It’s a two hour direct flight from Beijing, and we had a week to kill between our North Korea tour and a Continue reading “Mongolia: April 22-28, 2015”