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The Gateway to Hell

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [2251]

While we were in the process of chartering a mini-van to take us from Lhasa to the border, the woman that we were dealing with kept warning us that the driver would not be able to take us all the way to the Nepali border town of Zhangmu, but only ... Read more >

Tags: adrenaline, tibet


Seven Days in Tibet

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2007 | Views [1691]

Along with a huge laundry list of other transgressions to the Tibetan people, the Chinese government has made travel within the Tibet "Autonomous" Region incredibly difficult. In the same vein as the permits that are supposedly required to ... Read more >

Tags: on the road, tibet


Gallery: Mount Everest, Nyalam, and Zhangmu (Lhasa to border part 2)

Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Old Tingri, Everest Base Camp, The Gateway to Hell
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Gallery: Samye, Gyantse, and Shigatse (Lhasa to border part 1)

Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tibetan towns and monasteries
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Gallery: Namtso Lake

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Beautiful Sunrise trip to the majestic Namtso Lake
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Gallery: The Potala and Sera Monastery

Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Amazing Sites in and around Lhasa
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Gallery: Jokhang and Barkhor Circuit

Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

The holiest Tibetan Buddhist Site and the surrounding area
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Freezing Our Toes off at Nam-Tso

Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [3313]

While traveling, we have been incredibly lucky to meet a full complement of wonderful people; and it was no surprise to us to have fallen into a great bunch of people while getting used to the altitude in Lhasa. We are not exactly sure whose crazy ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors, tibet


Gallery: Around Lhasa

Saturday, 3 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tibetan people and architecture
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On Top of the World in Lhasa

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1301]

We finally made it to Tibet, despite the lack of information, misinformation we kept running across in China. We arrived on the 28th of October, via a 44 hour train ride from Chengdu. Being the clever, sneaky little duo we are, we made it into ... Read more >

Tags: culture, tibet


44 Hours to the Roof of the World

Sunday, 28 Oct 2007 | Views [1152] | Comments [1]

Having entered China four times in the past four months, the Stunnings had finally gotten their fill of China. Not to say that we did not love China, we were just ready for something new. While still technically China, the absorbed state of ... Read more >

Tags: philosophy of travel, tibet


Feeling "Celebritized" in Suining

Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | Views [620]

With mixed emotions about returning to the big continent of China (excited for Tibet, happy about returning to a place where travel could be a bit more challenging...yet at the same time...sighing about the fact that travel would be more challenging.... Read more >

Tags: People


Gallery: Chengdu

Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Mix Hostel, pandas, and around Chengdu
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Gallery: Dong Shan

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Our friend Nancy's home town
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Gallery: Sui Ning

Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

Children, Tang Dynasty Temple, Sichuan Hot Pot, and friends
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Gallery: Damenglong and through to the Chinese/Laos border

Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Tiny town before the Laos border
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Gallery: Jinghong

Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Around town
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Gallery: Lijiang

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Beautiful old city
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Seattle Stunnings and the Bus of Doom

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [701]

The Stunnings found themselves in Kunming headed for Laos.  Before entering Laos, there is a beautiful section of Yunnan province called Xishuangbanna, yearning to be explored.  They had consulted their guide book to ascertain the best way to get to ... Read more >

Tags: scams & robberies


Gallery: Tiger Leaping Gorge

Saturday, 1 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Awesome views
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