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10 Natural Wonders of Western China: The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

10 Natural Wonders of Western China: The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

We all know that China is a place of big cities, overpopulation and one rather great wall, but what we seem to forget is that…

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The Forgotten Great Wall Of China

The Forgotten Great Wall Of China

I want to share with you a short piece from one of my favourite places to travel in western  China. . Jiayuguan, Gansu Province – The…

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Sertar – The Photograph That You Travel The World For

Sertar – The Photograph That You Travel The World For

  If I wrote a list of the most incredible places to travel in western China, Sertar would be at the top.   Based upon one…

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Behind the Lens: Jiuzhaigou Pictures

Behind the Lens: Jiuzhaigou Pictures

This is how we spent the morning at Jiuzhaigou nature reserve; one of our favourite places to travel in western China.   In the north of…

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Derge Printing Monastery

Derge Printing Monastery

Located beyond the 5050m Chola Pass, a blood red monastery still uses wet ink and rollers to print its religious message. Within the walls of…

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Amongst The Clouds In Feilai Si

Amongst The Clouds In Feilai Si

Wow. First impressions were beyond any expectations I had for this small speck on the map. I had heard Feilai Si was one of the…

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Vegetarian Food in China is the World’s Best

Vegetarian Food in China is the World’s Best

“Good luck” they told us. As vegetarians we were hoping to find vegetarian food in China and most people, including ourselves, thought we were quite…

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek, China’s Famous Hike

Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek, China’s Famous Hike

If you find yourself in western china. no doubt Tiger Leaping Gorge Trek will be on your list. It’s one of the most well known…

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Life at 4000m, Litang China

Life at 4000m, Litang China

. After finding brilliant new accommodation in Litang China, dubbed ‘The Palace’ by Becks and I, we decided to put our feet up for a…

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Yadan National Park

Yadan National Park

An impressive desert of intricate rock formations pretty much sums up Yadan National Park. It is situated 180km north west of the tidy town of…

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Hi we're Prue and Becks, travel writers and photographers who have been travelling the world together since 2012. Without taking ourselves too seriously, we divulge the lesser known, out of the way places and give you the tools to replicate it. Want to know more? Click on our pic.