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Trip: reflections along the way

There are [48] stories from my trip: reflections along the way


Photos: Zhzh massiv / Paul+Yoko's wedding

CHINA | Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Return to Zhengzhou

CHINA | Saturday, 16 Oct 2010 | Views [566]

Waiting at the airport is always interesting. You can either feel filled with excitement – I’m going somewhere I have been before, where it will be an reunion of friends or family, or you can feel even more excitement for the unknown destination ... Read more >


Leaving my newest home

CHINA | Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | Views [318]

Leaving Dali was one of the most difficult things I have done on this journey. After a strange last day there, and very drunken riotous evenings spent dancing and laughing and of course drinking more than I ever thought possible, retaining a blurry ... Read more >


Photos: Fun rainy nights on our return

CHINA | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Coming home to Dali

CHINA | Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | Views [753]

On return we made it in time for 2 plates of the Humps bbq, a cold beer and the new challenge to find a bed for the night, as the hump was fully booked. Across the road the Jade Emu gave us a space and finally…a hot shower!! That night through ... Read more >


Photos: Rain/cloud-mountain Music Festival

CHINA | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery


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SuHe (LiJiang Snow Mountain Music Festival)

CHINA | Sunday, 3 Oct 2010 | Views [1147]

The starting day of the festival we were in no rush to get there. Entering into a café for breakfast that had Fat Freddies Drop playing, we arranged to catch a taxi to SuHe another small village nearby the ancient town of LiJiang, the place was filled ... Read more >


LiJiang, nearly there

CHINA | Saturday, 2 Oct 2010 | Views [413]

I’ll begin with our bus ride to LiJiang, a very well known touristy spot in Yunnan province. The laneways can barely fit cars, so during the day in the old town its foot traffic only. The cobbles are uneven and small rivers flow down some streets, ... Read more >


Daily Dali life

CHINA | Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | Views [418]

I'm so well satisfied after an amazing bbq. The Hump managers put on every Wednesday and Saturday a communal bbq, 35 kuai for a beer/glass of punch, and all you can eat in the courtyard of the hostel. The meats; all marinated ... Read more >


Back in Dali

CHINA | Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 | Views [237]

After coming to Dali a few weeks ago, and deciding to stay here rather than ambitiously try and see more magical places in Yunnan, China, I find myself here again, happy. Dali is an ancient town, well preserved and touristy to some, but for me, after ... Read more >


On the road again

VIETNAM | Sunday, 26 Sep 2010 | Views [496]

At the moment I am in Hekou, the small border town in China. Yesterday was still really foggy in Sapa so I did the same kind of meaningless wandering, bought a vest made from hemp worn by the H'Mong people of northern Vietnam. I had a delicious ... Read more >


Photos: Sa Pa

VIETNAM | Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery

Lots of beautiful faces trying to sell me things, the H'Mong minority.
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Sa Pa

VIETNAM | Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | Views [308]

This morning I arrived in SaPa; northern Vietnam. As my only excursion outside of Hanoi I had sincerely hoped it to be amazing. I have information from various travelers that there is a Kiwi run bar and what backpackers is cheap ... Read more >


Last days in Hanoi

VIETNAM | Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | Views [345]

Last night was awesome, met a few friendly people, one of whom will come spend summer with the crew over new years. Also the two kiwi girls who have come here to work were there, I managed to organize nearly 10 people on a semi pub crawl ish, me and ... Read more >


Hanoi life

VIETNAM | Friday, 17 Sep 2010 | Views [494]

Today spent having lunch with Josh, discussing hectic plans and developments of our plan. Now he has to go to Laos for his china visa, which is hugely going to drain time and money. The difficult decisions you make when traveling are sometimes not ... Read more >


Getting to know Hanoi

VIETNAM | Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 | Views [514]

Today is overcast, which is a cooler climate, compared to the last few days. Yesterday was awesome, I got onto the net from the house and made sure I emailed a few people I had met in hostels along my way, it pains me to imagine loosing touch ... Read more >


Vietnam first days

VIETNAM | Thursday, 9 Sep 2010 | Views [512]

Border crossing complete, I had a decision to make…do I carry on to Hanoi or to stay in SaPa, northern Vietnam. I decided to bite the bullet and jump on a train where I could be further numbed by the long road ahead. Informed there were ... Read more >


Photos: Hanoi

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Yunnan

CHINA | Monday, 30 Aug 2010 | Views [445]

I stayed at the Hump Hostel for four nights while waiting for my Vietnam Visa which I applied for straight away. I wasn’t too comfortable exploring the province and leaving my passport in the hands of a foreign embassy. I ... Read more >


Photos: Dali

CHINA | Sunday, 29 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Kunming

CHINA | Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery


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On my way south

CHINA | Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 | Views [456]

After teaching in Zhengzhou, Henan, China for one year, multiple jobs private and university based, summer school and one off promotions, I was much in need of a holiday. I was itching to get on the move by the final week of school, and had bought ... Read more >


Photos: Zhengzhou life

CHINA | Monday, 16 Aug 2010 | Photo Gallery

A year teaching in Zhengzhou
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