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From China to India: Gods Own Country

December 3, 20122 Comments

We decided to go overland from Shenzhen to Macau. The two hour coach journey from the Railway coach terminal was trouble free apart from the odd experience of the coach staff taking everyone’s individual picture before we departed (we both did our best winning smiles).  The irony was John got shouted out for taking a […]

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How to get a Visa for Travel to India in Bangkok

December 1, 20122 Comments

As you are travelling round the world it is often necessary to obtain your visa for countries that require one while you are on the move.   This usually means a trip to a major city where the country has a consular presence.  In our case this meant a stopover in Bangkok.  We had previously managed […]

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Guilin: Alternative Yangtze River Cruise

November 27, 201210 Comments

Guilin and Yangshuo Guilin weather on arrival was the same as our flu and moods.  Wet, dripping, dark and grey. This gloom and weather stayed with us for our first two days there.  It was raining so heavily even the street vendors gave up, so there was no decent street food to munch on. Not […]

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Sightseeing in Xian: The Terracotta Warriors

November 23, 20128 Comments

Wall to Wall Cities From the wonderful walled city of Pingyao we set off early in the morning to catch our train to tour in Xi’an, another city in China famed for its walls.   Our preference was for a night train, but despite our best efforts we could not get a bed on a train […]

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Beijing: Forbidden City and Jingshan Park

November 19, 20122 Comments

Beijing  Hotel Booking Problems We decided to stay a couple of extra nights in our Beijing accommodation, and tried to extend direct with the hotel.  It turned out, they wanted to increase the room rate significantly, we felt it was a bit of a scam aimed at foreign tourists.  They wanted to charge us a higher rate than […]

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