After visiting the castle, I wander the quiet streets of Matsue, Japan, which are easily identified by the city’s distinctive manhole covers.
Walking along the old city wall in Xian, China, is almost a park-like experience with some people taking a stroll, others walking the dog or going for a jog.
A couple of bicycles parked inside a private entrance on the streets of Kyoto, Japan.
Surrounded by a whirlwind of traffic, even the pedestrian signal isn’t much help when crossing the street to the Drum Tower in Beijing, China.
After having been dropped off at the bus stop in an empty lot some distance outside of town, I was glad to see that I had walked in the right direction to Wudangshan, China.
Arriving early in Beijing, China, with plenty of free time, I take a morning stroll around Shicha Lake and explore the surrounding hutong alleyways.
After an overnight train ride, I make my way to the ancient city of Pingyao, China, as the sun rises behind the old city walls.