For my travel photos on IG: @rtw.in.3.meals
Sharing with you resources that helped me with travel planning + inspiration:
Books: Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem (one of my favorite books of all time), National Geographic’s articles on Mongolia, Nicolas Ostler’s Empires of the Word, Peter Golden’s Central Asia in World History, Peter Haugen’s World History for Dummies. For reviews, visit Goodreads and Scribd*.
Shows: Joanna Lumley’s Trans-Siberian Adventure, The Mongols
Tourism sites: no official tourism website. We booked the service of Mr. Jason Cao, a certified local guide. You may contact him at +86-158-4710-8168 (via Line, Viber, WeChat, or WhatsApp).
Travel planning sites: Airbnb*, Booking.com*, Skyscanner, World Nomads*
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P.S. My keys to sustainable travels: acknowledge that your trip might not go as planned | back up important files before and during travel | bring a portable multi-cooker, coffee/tea press, food containers, utensils, water bottle, water heater, and clothesline rope | bring extra medicines and prescription | bring souvenirs from home for friends you’ll meet along the way | get a local sim card | get travel insurance | have an extra card to be used only for emergencies | learn the language if you deem it necessary | listen to your gut | only bring stuff that you can carry on your own | only go for local food that’s vouched for being clean and safe | record and stay on top of your expenses | stay in accommodations where cooking is allowed | take public transportation | treat everyone and yourself with kindness and respect, as always |treat guidebooks as guides; don’t get boxed by them | visit local cafés | walk as much as you can | wake up early | when faced with difficult decisions, ask yourself why ❤