Learning to lasso in Canada’s cowboy country

We rumbled over cattle grids as we passed through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and soon realised our chances of seeing more Bears had drastically diminished. We did think we saw a bear but quickly realised it was a cow and they were free roaming. It was true cowboy country where locals ride horses…

The stunning terraces of Jiangling

We waited patiently for a bus along the main road…nothing came. After 30 minutes a guy in a passenger car pulled up and offered to take us to Jiangling, he didn’t understand when I tried to ask how much but we gave up and hopped in. He had a loud conversation on his phone and…

Exploring Wuyuan’s villages

Wuyuan’s countryside is scattered with beautiful Huizhou villages – the buildings are very distinctive, white washed with curved black roofs, all clustered together and surrounded by hills and vegetable crops. The Huizhou villages are the home of wealthy merchants; young men of the house are sent away to earn money in lumber, tea, salt etc…