Yading Nature Reserve – a guide

Yading Nature Reserve is a mountainous paradise that you’ve probably never even heard of, but it was one of the biggest highlights of my recent trip in China. Impressive mountains covered in snow and glaciers tower over forested slopes, grassy meadows, blue glacial lakes, waterfalls, and clear mountain streams. And yet all of this only…

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Yading Nature Reserve, in photos

Yading Nature Reserve is a stunningly beautiful, little-visited area in China’s Sichuan province. Accessible from Daocheng, the average elevation of the whole area is more than 4000 metres! The reserve contains the three Tibetan holy mountains of Chenresig at 6032 metres, and Chana Dorje and Jampelyang, which are both 5958 metres high.   Come to Yading Nature Reserve…

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Cooking in Kathmandu

“Twice a day?” I confirmed, not believing what I was hearing, “Every day?”  Anu smiled. “Yes. Every day.” We were referring to dal bhat, the traditional dish of Nepal, which people there do indeed eat twice each day, every day. And they LOVE it. When you walk through the streets of Kathmandu (or any Nepali…

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