We took a train to reach Tibet, also known as “the roof top the the world”. The journey on the train to Lhasa, Tibet is truly part of the adventure. The Tibetan Train line was not completed until 2006 and it boast number world records, engineering feats and scenic views.
The Qinghai-Tibet Railway includes The Tanggula Pass which is the world’s highest point of railway, at an impressive 16,640 feet above sea level. It is also the only train that services the highest train station on the world, Tanggula Station, at 16,627 feet above sea level. Continue reading “The Journey to (and from) the Roof Top of the World “
From Beijing, Christopher, Meg, and Katie took a tour to see and hike the Great Wall of China. The sections we saw were Mutianyu and Jiankou. The wall was built over multiple millenia, to protect China from horse-riding invaders from the Mongolian steppe, including Huns and Mongolians. Continue reading “The Great Wall of China “
We spent a wonderful afternoon on a luxury cruise around Ao Phang-Nga National Park. This park is known for its numerous limestone karsts in the Andaman Sea. Our tour started in the afternoon with some light food and boating into the national park. The views were stunning. It was a beautiful day and we even had a booth in the shade on the boat. It was perfect.
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Phuket Elephant Sanctuary is a new sanctuary in Phuket. It has only been open for tourist for a little over six months but it is the only true elephant sanctuary in Phuket. It is partnered with with Elephant Nature Park, the foundation that Christopher and Megan volunteered at for a week in Northern Thailand. Megan and Christopher were thrilled to read about this sanctuary and so excited to share their love for elephants with the family when they came. The day with the elephants did not disappoint either! Continue reading “Phuket Elephant Sanctuary “
We spent the week at Marriott Resort in Phuket. The grounds were stunning!
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We trekked for 6 night and 7 days through Annapurna Conservation Area. It is the largest protected land mass (7629 sq. Km) in Nepal and is on its situated on its northern boarder. It boast climate zones tropical to alpine as well as great biodiversity.
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Another national park visited! We love our national parks at home (USA) and we enjoy seeing other countries’ national parks as well. This park started as hunting grounds for the Maharaja of Rajasthan but now it is a major wildlife tourist destination. It covers 392 sq km and has a 10th century Fort on top one of its hills. The fort isn’t open for visit but overlooks the park as a reminder of its royal history.
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