Sleigh-jing – Bobsledding The Great Wall (Video)

When you plan a visit to one of the ‘Wonders of the World’, there is always something that you don’t expect to be there – like, visiting the Pyramids of Cairo, taking two steps from this wondrous creation and suddenly being at the front door of a Pizza Hut. In China, there are no fast-food…

How I Almost Killed Myself Twice While Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

Watermarked photographs courtesy of Elizabeth at Wanderlust Photography (www.elizabethgottwald.com) Since beginning my nomadic adventures, I have opened up my mind and shut down my primal fears to a lot of things. I hammered my fear of heights in New Zealand when I did a skydive from 15,000ft over Lake Taupo and threw myself into the third-highest…

Joey Supertramp’s Guide To Partying In China

As you have probably gathered already from previous posts, things are done a little differently on this side of the globe – and partying is no exception. Not that there is a wrong way to party. However, this could serve useful if this is your first time to this bizarre land and you don’t know…

Motorcycles Are Fun – A Cautionary Tale

I’m a sucker for scooters and just motorcycles in general, I really am. I mean, what cooler feeling is there than whipping down a scenic stretch of beach road, wind in your hair, smell of the ocean in your nostrils and the heat of the sun beating down on your skin without any UV barrier?…