10. Kunming to Hong Kong and Buffalo God Festival
Travel overland through China, discovering the ethnic minority villages and ancient cities. As you walk through the 1,000-year-old rice terraces of Jiabang, stop to observe the residents working the land as they have for centuries, using hand tools and lumbering oxen. You will have the chance to stop at a village house to meet the local people, who wear colourful traditional dress just to sit outside and watch the world go by; with so few visitors, they welcome travellers with effusive warmth.