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WildJunket Magazine Winter Issue Out Now!

We are back after a long break! Our last issue was a Wildlife Photography Special edition where we brought you the best of our wildlife images. Hope you enjoyed it! If you haven’t downloaded it, just subscribe here to receive a free copy. In this winter issue, we’ve lined up plenty of stories from snowy [...]

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10 of the Best Spots for White Water Rafting

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Paddling over whirlpools of turbulent water and watching the landscapes go by can be such an adrenaline rush. Aside from the high energy buzz, white water rafting also makes for an exciting way to explore and immerse deeply in the backcountry. What better way is there to see the Grand Canyon than by riding along [...]

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Photoblog: Floating Above the Clouds on Mount Emei

Peak of Mount Emei

Thick, white clouds surround us almost as if we are floating above them. All the concrete of the city have disappeared beneath us, under that layer of marshmallow white clouds. There are only the soothing sounds of chanting prayers echoing in the distance. At 3,099 meters above sea level, all we see in the horizon [...]

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6 Months in Asia

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From January to July, we spent six months traveling all over Asia, from the sizzling heat of Myanmar to the regimented air of North Korea. It was quite the journey as we trotted from one country to the next, with our laptop and camera in tow. From the hot sultry islands of the Philippines, we hopped over to [...]

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Photoblog: The Ancient Town of Huang Yao in Guilin, China

Ancient town of Huangyao

While in Guilin, China, we had the chance to visit Huang Yao, a 1,042-year-old town with beautifully-preserved remnants of the past. The time-warped, ancient city is a labyrinth of narrow streets and brick-laid houses, with giant marble paving the walkways and red lanterns hanging from the ceilings. Chinese inscriptions that had been carved into the [...]

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A Story On Rice Planting and Learning About Life in Yangshuo, China

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“Is this your first time planting rice?” said our host Mr Pan, a farmer from the rural outskirts of Yangshuo, Guilin. The grey-haired farmer, in his sixties, found it hard to comprehend how anyone could not have planted rice before. We giggled amusingly, slipped off our sandals and dug our feet into the wet, soggy [...]

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World’s Tallest Buddha Statue: Leshan, China

Buddha and pilgrims

On our recent tour of China, we had really wanted to explore more of Sichuan not just for the spicy foods the province is famous for and the pandas in Chengdu, but also for the Leshan Giant Buddha – which at 71 meters (233 feet) tall, is the tallest Buddha statue in the world. Helmed by imposing peaks and gushing water, the [...]

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Famous Walls Around the World

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Walls are meant to stand the test of time, and often more precisely: invaders and trespassers. In this case, we’re going to take you on a journey around the world, visiting some of the most impenetrable barriers, as well as a few sacred and even eccentric ones in between. 1. Walls of Ávila  Ávila’s Romanesque [...]

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Cruising the Li River through Guilin’s Karst Hills

Karst mountains of Li River

Before us the jade river winds like a blue silk ribbon and in the far distance, greenish grey karst mountains loom high and mighty, like green jade hairpins. As we sail along the river, we see herons fly overhead, while lonesome fishermen float past us on bamboo rafts, the air thick with the fragrant smell [...]

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Scenes from Guilin, China: Rivers, Karst Hills and Rice Fields

Growing rice in the outskirts of Yangshuo

Having left Southeast Asia behind us, we’ve just arrived in Guilin, China – a laidback, tree-lined city hemmed by karst mountains, rice fields and winding rivers. Coming from the chaotic traffic-congested metropolis of Bangkok, we’ve warmly welcomed the transition and eased into the peaceful setting. We are excited to be traveling with China Odyssey Tours, crossing [...]

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Tips for First-Time Travelers in Asia

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This is a guest post by Jemima Lopez. Planning on trekking through the world’s largest continent? Asian countries are rich with cultures that have existed long before many western countries were even formed, and there is a wealth of opportunity to see and experience parts of this heritage as you travel in the region. But [...]

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China: Here to Eternity

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From ancient pagodas to futuristic magnetic trains, China is a place where history meets the present in an array of diverse cultures, landscapes and foods. by Megan Eaves | Originally published in WildJunket Magazine February/March 2012 n a far-flung hilltop, a mist-shrouded pagoda is surrounded by thick bamboo groves, while miles away in the distance [...]

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Overland Travel from Asia to Europe: Our Itinerary and Plans

Mabuhay from the Philippines! We’ve just arrived in Manila and we can’t wait to spend the next month slowly exploring various parts of the Philippines, a country that we’re revisiting simply because we’d enjoyed it so much the first time. This is the first stop on our itinerary as we transition into full-time travelers and [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Hong Kong, China

Street food in Hong Kong: a vendor prepares deep-fried smelly tofu, a local favorite!

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Beijing, China

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A hutong, or traditional neighborhood, in Beijing, China.

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