The stop in Augsburg during our Bavarian road-trip was motivated mostly by the easy-to-miss Schaezlerpalais. We walked by the palace a couple of times during our search till we finally found its discreet, unassuming entrance. As we happily discovered though, the interiors are as gorgeous as the exterior is modest.
While visitors clog up the touristy parts of The Great Wall near Beijing, one could travel much further into China to find quieter parts of it to admire. Yulin, in Shaanxi, provides this and a lot more. Continue reading “The Great Wall at Yulin: The Road Less Traveled”
The Gobi Desert had been on my bucket list since I was a kid. Last year I realized it had been a while since I’d been to a desert, so when my parents invited me to join them on a trip to China, which would involve stopping at the Gobi Desert in Inner Mongolia, I jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading “Baotou: Taking a Train to the Gobi Desert”