Month: December 2017

Mount Siguniangshan: Accessible Tibet in Western Sichuan

Mount Siguniangshan: Accessible Tibet in Western Sichuan

Mount Siguniangshan (四姑娘山): Advice and overview Historically courted by demons, Mt. Siguniangshan is now the haunt of inclement weather and mountaineers. Known as 四姑娘山, or the four sisters, this massif guards the border between the Tibetan plateau proper and the endless foothills rolling up to it in the Western part of China’s Sichuan province. Siguniangshan is…

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How to Climb Mount Rinjani Without a Guide

How to Climb Mount Rinjani Without a Guide

A Practical Guide to climbing Lombok’s Mount Rinjani alone You can stare at the serrated crater of Mount Rinjani (Lombok, Indonesia) from one of the neighboring islands, with your feet up and a bintang in hand, and imagine just how high it must have been before it blew its top in 1257 AD. You can also imagine…

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China’s Great Arch of Getu

China’s Great Arch of Getu

In the burgeoning domain of Chinese domestic tourism, natural wonders clash with artificial installments UPDATE, 11/22/2018: Getu’s Arch is closed until further notice at the moment. It’s possible to sneak in but you’ll have to take the stairs. Big renovations are currently underway in the whole of the valley.  China has a few attractions that demand…

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