Category Archives: Hunan

The Karst Peaks of Zhangjiajie

We avoided Zhangjiajie for a long time. We knew it was known for big crowds and suspected it was just too commercialized for our taste. And how different could it really be from Yangshuo/Guilin or any number of the other beautiful karst mountains we’ve already been to? Well, now we know. It is different. Not Continue Reading »

Knocking on Heaven’s Gate Tianmen Mountain

Our enduring memories of Tianmen Mountain are a massively long and impressive gondola, an equally massive and long line to get on the gondola, breathtaking views from cliffside walkways, hordes of Korean aunties nearly matching the number of local tour groups, and watching guys (and a girl) base jump off the mountain in those flying Continue Reading »