Posts by Place

🇭🇰 Hong Kong 🇭🇰

September 2018

Hong Kong Heat: 1, Joe: 0


🇳🇵 Nepal 🇳🇵

“You don’t know very much about Nepal, do you?”

Back of a Bike: Patan to Lazimpat

Patan After Dark Pt. 1

Nomad No More

A “Brief” History of the Kathmandu Valley

New Bike Day


October 2018

Serendipitous Serenity

The True Meaning of Bureaucracy

Planning Post: Mardi Himal Trek

Day 1: The Climb to Australian Camp

Day 2: Canopy Fever

Day 3: Past the Tree Line

Day 4: The Teahouse Halfway to the Top of the World

Visiting the Site of a Massacre


November 2018

Joe Cam: The Daily Commute

Lost in Ason Spice Market

Second First Impressions

Sunset at the Monkey Temple

Abandoning Expectations

Meeting Kathmandu’s Finest

Australian Thanksgiving + The Hunt for Pumpkins

Patan After Dark Pt. 2


December 2018

Buying a Scooter in Kathmandu as a Foreigner

Road Tripping Through the Hills

Where No Scooter Has Gone Before

Streets of Kathmandu Pt. 1

Full Moon Celebration at Boudhanath

“That’s Christmas in Kathmandu, man.”

A Chance to Reflect


January 2019

Streets of Kathmandu Pt. 2

Getting My Nepali Visa…Again

Indian Wedding


February 2019

Untold Stories: That Time I Told a Government Official He Was Getting Scammed

New Week, New Apartment


March 2019

Moshing With Babas and Cows on Shivaratri at the Temple of Doom

Slapped By Hundreds of Strangers on Holi

Visa Week: China + Nepal


April 2019

Planning Post: Langtang “Circuit” Trek

Days 1-5: Arrival in Langtang + The Ascent to Kyanjin Gomba

Day 6: Snowstorms and Avalanches on a Failed Summit Attempt Above Kyanjin Gomba


May 2019

Days 7-12: Traversing Snowfalls to Gosaikunda Pass + The Return to Kathmandu

Post-Trek Recommendations

Selling the Scooter: A Three-Part Saga

So Long Kathmandu


🇨🇳 China 🇨🇳

Four Days in Beijing: Applying for the Turkmen Visa

Westward Bound

Juxtaposed Jiayuguan

Sandstorm in Dunhuang

Welcome to Xinjiang: Police Checks and Propaganda Videos in China’s Grape Capital


June 2019

Welcome to Xinjiang Pt. 2: What’s Going On Behind the Scenes?

Kashgar: Utopia or Dystopia?


🇰🇬 Kyrgyzstan 🇰🇬

Border Crossing: China to Kyrgyzstan via Irkeshtam Pass

Good Morning Kyrgyzstan + Hitchhiking the Pamir Highway

Quick Stop in Osh

Hitchhiking Diaries Pt. 1

Hitchhiking Diaries Pt. 2

Hitchhiking Diaries Pt. 3

Impulse Trek

Leaving Kyrgyzstan + Actually Getting my Turkmen Visa


🇺🇿 Uzbekistan 🇺🇿

July 2019

Culture Day in Samarkand

Desert Daze

One More Uzbek Sunset


🇹🇲 Turkmenistan 🇹🇲

Turkmenistan: An Introduction

Border Crossing: Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan

Cowboy Camping in the Karakum Desert

The Golden City


August 2019

Crossing the Caspian Sea


🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 🇦🇿

Enter the Caucuses: Azerbaijan

Baku Zoomed Out

Baku Street Level


🇬🇪 Georgia 🇬🇪

September 2019

Enter the Caucasus: Georgia

Mountaintop Church in the Greater Caucasus

The Rocky Road to Mestia