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Long route home Our trip all the way home, trying to catch no planes and stay on the ground like civilised people. It's taking us via India all the way to Europe from Japan, the furthest of the Far East...


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Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | Views [828]

We're on the 83 Karaganda-Moscow train, our 62nd and longest train.  Trains have been the defining mode of transport for us.  We've taken more trains than anything else, covered more ground and spent more time on them.  We did one train in each of Thailand, ... Read more >

Photos: Urumqi, sodomy and the lash

Monday, 8 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

Naughty bit of china part three
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Lost a room key in Urumqi

Sunday, 7 Nov 2010 | Views [563]

Enjoyable Urumqui After our Nanning experience (anonymous town we killed a day in), we didn't dare hope for too much in Urumqi, especially as it's another "difficult" part of China, with heavy army presence and instructions all over the ... Read more >

She sells Xi'an

Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Views [964]

Xi'An is one of the most exotically named cities we've visited and also one of the most dramatic to arrive in.  Immediately after exiting the identikit Chinese Train Station one is confronted by an immense wall stretching, like China, from east to ... Read more >

Photos: Xi marks the spot

Friday, 5 Nov 2010 | Photo Gallery

World's largest wall
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Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | Views [609]

The Tibetan culture we're allowed to see seems to be defined very narrowly by religion, so we end up traipsing around a succession of temples and so forth.  They are magnificent, with a series of fantastic gold statues and mandalas. But seeing lots ... Read more >

Photos: Tibeten culture

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

I'd like Tibet you've never seen this before
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I'd like Tibet you've been waiting for this

Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | Views [1055]

5,250m away from sea level and still we're craning our necks to look at mountains another 3,000m up.  Welcome to the roof of the world.  We'd had tantalising glimpses of the high himalaya ever since arriving in Kathmandu valley, but the vistas on offer ... Read more >

Photos: On top of the world

Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | Photo Gallery

Himalayan mountains
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The road less travelled

Saturday, 14 Aug 2010 | Views [540] | Comments [1]

Getting from place to place has been a constant driver for this trip, as we're always heading off to somewhere new soon.  What's also different is the linear nature of it - as we're not circling like many others are, goodbyes are always final and we ... Read more >

Photos: China/Hong Kong

Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | Photo Gallery

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Raging in Beijing

Sunday, 23 May 2010 | Views [521]

Arriving in China was a shock to our systems in many ways. No more combinis, no maps at every corner and impoliteness ruling the day. We were  so tied up in stretching our final days in Japan that we forgot to write down ANY useful information - ... Read more >

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