More Changes to My Asia Backpacking Route….

Yes, I changed my Asia Route… Again! It has to be about the billionth time I’ve changed it now. However, I think this route makes more sense, and I’m actually pretty happy with it. In my last post about this trip, I mentioned I had decided I was going to Thailand. Well, after I wrote that post, I thought about it more. I realized that I’ll be going to Thailand on my South East Asia trip, and it would be more economical to just wait and go then. Also, since I’ll already be in China, it just makes more sense to see more of that country while I’m there. I did some more research about China, and found some really cool places I’m exciting about visiting. So, below is my updated 3 week backpacking route through China and Japan.


Hong Kong, China

Yangshuo, China

Fenghuang, China Source:

Zhangjiajie, China Source:

Beijing, China


Kyoto, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Only 1 month away now! It’s starting to feel real. I’m actually going half way around the world, to the other side of the planet! All I need to do now is book my hostels (required for the visa), and then submit my visa application.

Let the countdown begin!

About Devon Nicole

Hey! My name is Devon. I'm a 20-something girl from the sunny state of Florida, USA. In 2012, I made the scary decision to backpack Europe SOLO. Now it's 3 years later and I've traveled to over 30 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia! I created this blog to inspire other young women to travel abroad solo too. There's a whole world out there just waiting to be explored!


  1. I’m about to embark on this same trip! Except in reverse! I hope to add Xian, after Beijing, and hopefully Thailand and Cambodia after Hong Kong.

    I just submitted my Chinese Visa application. How long did yours take from when you sent it out until it came back?

    • Hey Rob, That’s awesome! China was such an interesting country. Definitely different than I imagined, but I grew to really love it! Thailand and Cambodia are on my list to visit too.
      My visa took about 4-5 business days.

      Have a great trip!


  2. hi, devon,
    i love ur blog!!!! ur so cool, my dream is to backpack everywhere too ^_^
    i am chinese (lives in usa right now)
    i plan to visit canada and go back to china next year,
    my hometown is changsha,the capital of hunan province, have u heard of it?
    i have been fenghuang and yangshuo too, ( they are lovely,really different than other cities in china).
    enjoy ur trip!!!!!

    • Hi Xiao,

      I hadn’t heard of Changsha, but I looked it up and it looks cool! I loved Yangshuo. It was beautiful there! China really is an amazing place!

      Have fun in the U.S. and Canada!


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