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My home.. Sydney..Australia

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 4 Apr 2009 | Views [1358]

We arrived home in mid January.  Not without our dramas though at the airport.  Interestingly we have had little dramas at airports over the past long long trip.  LUCKY US!  However it was not so lucky this time around. We were leaving for Australia ... Read more >

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Amsterdam Schipol Airport

GERMANY | Friday, 13 Feb 2009 | Views [1238]

Amsterdam Airport is easy to travel to and from.  After exiting the arrival gates, the customs and picking up your bags.  Your options for travel to the main city are the usual: taxi & train. Taxi will cost around 35euros to get to the city centre.... Read more >

Munich Airport

GERMANY | Saturday, 13 Dec 2008 | Views [1536]

Munich Airport is about 30-40 minute train ride from the city centre. Taking a taxi would be really expensive all the way to the centre of the city, but hey that is up to you!  It would take about an hour I guess. Along the exit you will come along ... Read more >

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Tel Aviv Airport

ISRAEL | Friday, 7 Nov 2008 | Views [1737]

Tel Aviv Airport is about a bit over 5 years old now.  You a get a great modern feel as soon as you get out of the plane.  With clean, modern styles and of course shopping available everywhere. The first thing to know is of course that security is tight ... Read more >

Amman-Jordan airport

GERMANY | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | Views [1287]

Yes the next few blgs will be about airports!  Having not been keeping up to date on the stuff I am up too, the airports are what I remember the best! I had a 15hour stop over in Amman airport.  As much I wanted to go around and visit places in Jordan ... Read more >

China and Hong Kong my last thoughts..

CHINA | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [1362]

I am sure that I already mentioned that Hong Kong is great for shopping.  From clothes, to great food, markets and of course -- Electronics.  Let me be clear, the electronics are not really much cheaper than in many countries.  You could get the same ... Read more >

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From the lips of the locals-China!

CHINA | Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [1631]

We met a few locals on our trip thru mainland China who were willing to talk candidly to us about their life and experiences in their home.  For the most part we talked to educated, interesting people - we had no opportunity to talk to the peasants, ... Read more >

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Sudden changes...

CHINA | Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | Views [1246]

So we took the T97 fast train from Beijing to Hong Kong.  The trip was 25 hours and leaves every other day.  This same train also leaves from Shanghai.  NOTE: You really don't have to go to GuangZhou then cross the border from there.  Even some Chinese ... Read more >

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Beijing and the Birds Nest

CHINA | Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | Views [1506]

We took a bus ride to the Olympic Arena from Tianmen sq.  It took about an hour to get there.  It was not really possible to see the stadium from too far due to the never ending smog that seemed to always be in the city. But as the sun set, it was fun ... Read more >

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Gallery: Birds Nest

CHINA | Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Great Wall China

CHINA | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Photo Gallery

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The Great Wall of China

CHINA | Wednesday, 1 Oct 2008 | Views [3196]

The Great Wall of China is the only human made construction that can be seen from space.  It is hundreds of KMs long and was built to keep out the Mongol invasions. There is a Mongol joke that it doesn't matter how big a wall you build, it matters who ... Read more >

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Gallery: Forbidden City

CHINA | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Forbidden City

CHINA | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [1421] | Comments [1]

After taking a long nap we headed to the busy busy Tianmen sq as the Forbidden City (Palace) is nearby.  There is ALOT more people in the city at the moment, it seemed the whole country travelled to Beijing to celebrate Independence Day.  We could barely ... Read more >

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Hard Seats in China

CHINA | Tuesday, 30 Sep 2008 | Views [1546]

I wish I had a picture of this scene.  Technically speaking the hard=seat is not a bad seat and is quiet comfortable as a train seat really - IF you were travelling up to 5-6 hours no problem at all.  The seats are pretty new, soft enough, clean and ... Read more >

Gallery: Xi'an

CHINA | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Xi'an city

CHINA | Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | Views [3246]

Xi'an city was the alternative city considered for modern China's capital.  This is because of it's long history as a captial on the Northern provinces and also because of the wonderful preservation of ancient mixed with the modern city. Xi'an also ... Read more >

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Terracotta Soldiers!

CHINA | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Views [3104]

The Terracotta Soldiers are the most famous and significant find of this century.  There are over 6000 soldiers found. Consisting of infantry, carioteers, archers (both standing and kneeling), horses, chariots, weapons, with different figures depending ... Read more >

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Gallery: Terracotta Soldiers

CHINA | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Getting to Terracotta Soldiers

CHINA | Sunday, 28 Sep 2008 | Views [1365]

The Terracotta Soldiers are 30kms outside of the city of Xi'an (or also sometimes written Xian).  The many hotels and hostels will offer a half day tour to the place from 160-250 RMB depending on how nice your hotel/hostel is... Other options to get ... Read more >

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