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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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Flashpacking China: From Beijing to Pingyao

November 21, 20120 Comments

A Step Back in Time at the Ancient Walled City of Pingyao The time had come to leave Beijing, and head west to the province of Shanxi, to visit a city called Pingyao. We’d managed to see all the main sights we wanted to in Beijing, but there are always other things to do and […]

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