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Trip: Asia - on a shoestring 2012

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Shanghai China

CHINA | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | Views [131]

We have always liked visiting Beijing and this time it was no different. Our time there was eventful and we hope to return in the near future. In leaving Beijing for Shanghai we had to catch the Bullet train from Beijing South Railway Station. We made ... Read more >


Photos: Shanghai China

CHINA | Monday, 27 May 2013 | Photo Gallery


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Beijing China

CHINA | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Views [319]

Friday 11 th May - arrive Beijing West station. Of course the train was on time. We woke for some unknown reason at 3.00am for a scheduled stop. We didn’t know, but it was Taiyuan, the place we had visited 6 years ago when Zac and Francine were ... Read more >


Photos: Beijing China

CHINA | Friday, 18 May 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Lhasa - Tibet

CHINA | Saturday, 12 May 2012 | Views [1281]

Saturday 5 th May. Lobsang, our guide had left his telephone number with us so we were able to ring him at about 7.30am to tell him Wendy was not up to doing any tourist sites today. We had improved after we got off the train on Friday afternoon ... Read more >


Photos: Lhasa Tibet

CHINA | Friday, 11 May 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Chengdu China

CHINA | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Views [633]

Saturday 28 th April 2012 Chengdu, Sichuan, China We woke on the train from Zhangjiajie to Dazhou at about 6.00am and we were still the only two in the compartment. Train Was due in at 09:26 so we had a leisurely banana sandwich and a cup of coffee ... Read more >


Photos: Chengdu

CHINA | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Zhangjiajie China

CHINA | Sunday, 29 Apr 2012 | Views [515]

Zhangjiajie - Wednesday 25 th April 2012 - ANZAC DAY. Arrived as per schedule on Train 2012 from Nanning at 08:27hrs, took a meter cab to the Home Inn, in Tianmen Road. We were thankfully able to check in straight away and have a shower and ... Read more >


Photos: Zhangjiajie

CHINA | Saturday, 28 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Nanning China

CHINA | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Views [1365] | Comments [2]

Monday 23rd April ; Our first full day in Nanning and things were not going well. We needed a LAN connection for the laptop but no matter how much Allan and the Hotel IT bloke tried, it wouldn't work. The Motel didn't have a computer for guest access.... Read more >


Hanoi

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Views [1141]

Friday 20 th April 2012... The taxi from Hanoi railway station ripped us off. Charged us $5 for a $2 ride. Anyway, got to the Golden Time Hostel and it was closed. It was about 6.15am. The taxi driver wanted us to go with him, he knew of a 'good place ... Read more >


Photos: Hanoi

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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DaNang

VIETNAM | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | Views [404]

Tuesday 17 th April 2012 Woke at about 5am on the train after an OK night. We had soft sleepers but they use the term soft very lightly in Vietnam. The train pulled up at a station at about 7.00am for about 20 minutes where lots of people got off ... Read more >


Photos: DaNang

VIETNAM | Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Saigon

VIETNAM | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [372]

Sunday 15 th April - Saigon Had a lazy day, slept in until 6.00am, did some writing and had breakfast of eggs, baguette and tea. Rang Raquel for her 40 th birthday and then went for a walk around the inner Saigon sites. Went to the War Remnants ... Read more >


Photos: Saigon

VIETNAM | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Phnom Penh to Saigon

VIETNAM | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | Views [1940]

Thursday 12 th April 2012 Phnom Penh. Up and packed at dawn, down to Brekky and wait for 7.00am pickup to take us to the dock for our river boat trip from Phnom Penh (Cam) to Chau Doc (Viet). 7.00am comes and goes, by 7.30am Allan thought we should ... Read more >


Photos: Phnom Penh (C) to Saigon (V)

CAMBODIA | Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | Photo Gallery


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Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA | Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | Views [663]

Phnom Penh. Tuesday 10 th April. Picked up from Sam So Guest House in Siem Reap and taken to a bus stop that didn’t look like a bus stop. Double decker bus and looked ok. We were upstairs and the lower deck was cargo which consisted mainly of motor ... Read more >


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