3 Days 2 Nights on the Karakoram Highway

The highlight of my time in Xinjiang was arguably the trip my friends and I took to Tashkurgan, the Khunjerab Pass (China and Pakistan’s border crossing), and Karakul Lake. All these sights lie along the Karakoram Highway, which is doable by public transport–a handful of buses run between Kashgar and Tashkurgan every morning–but believe me,…

Xinjiang: China’s Wild West

It’s odd to begin my travels, and my travel writing, with Xinjiang Province, China. For one thing, it’s so far out in western China–it took my friends and I a whole day’s worth of flights, including one layover in Urumqi, to reach the city of Kashgar–that it has its own unofficial time zone, two hours…

Introducing A Girl and Her Travel Blog

Beginnings are always the most difficult for me. Once I get going, I should be able to let the momentum carry me. But for now, where to start? I’ve been blogging over at my book blog, Steph Su Reads, since 2009, but decided that it would be challenginginterestingexcitingnervewracking to create a travel blog, now that…