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nomadnorrie From Sydney to the formula 1 grand prix in Shanghai, Beijing, South Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Europe. Final destination by train is London. Hopping on a flight to Finland, then on to Japan and finally back to Sydney.

Gallery: Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Budapest

HUNGARY | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Poland

POLAND | Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Back on the Trans-Siberian

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Monday, 12 May 2008 | Views [1194]

Three more days on the trans-siberian So far my introduction to the stone faced Russians was enlightening. In comparison to China there are distinct differences and it certainly felt considerably less safe in Russia. Russian roads seem more ordered ... Read more >

Gallery: Lithuania

LITHUANIA | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Estonia

ESTONIA | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Russia

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Fun on the Trans-Siberian

CHINA | Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [2672]

I boarded the train to find an empty 4 berth carriage just for me. Then half an hour later an English girl, Denise, travelling home on the trans-siberian railway came in. She was nice to talk to although it was very easy to see how much younger than ... Read more >

Moving east

CHINA | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [3597]

Building a birds nest I bought my train ticket to Russia as soon as I arrived in Beijing and managed to get a bed in 2nd class on the 3 day train trip to Irkutsk. I had to wait 4 days before I could leave China so spent a bit of time wandering ... Read more >

Get a Russian visa in Shanghai, simple

CHINA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [11927] | Comments [16]

Really it was, you just have to know the rules and follow them. Getting my Russian Visa My second time in Shanghai. This time I wanted to get a visa from the Russian consulate just north of the Bund. And what a tremendous effort it was. I ... Read more >

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Huangshan and Hangzhou

CHINA | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [3833]

I was finally returning to the east of China and preparing for my exit. There were just two last stops that I wanted to make before Shanghai - Huangshan (Yellow mountain) and Hangzhou. Huangshan I arrived in Huangshan and settled in to relax and ... Read more >

Tags: hangzhou (west lake)., huangshan (yellow mountain)

Gallery: Hangzhou

CHINA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Huangshan (Yellow mountian)

CHINA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

PIctures from my walking up and down the west steps
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Gallery: Wuyuan in Jianxi Province

CHINA | Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Taking in the Huizhou architechture in villages of Wuyuan county
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Gallery: Guizhou villages

CHINA | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Longsheng Rice Terraces

CHINA | Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Hong Kong

CHINA | Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Huizhou architecture of Jiangxi

CHINA | Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Views [4600] | Comments [2]

Jianxi - Wuyuan county I hopped on a bus from Xijiang (1.5 hours), then another from Leishan (1 hour) then bought an overnight train ticket for that night from Kaili to Yingtan (3 hour wait, 17 hours on the train). At lunchtime I arrived in Yingtan ... Read more >

Meeting the village people (of southern Guizhou)

CHINA | Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [2900] | Comments [1]

Sanjiang I arrived just before 2pm and found out that there were no more buses to Zhaoxing that day. I found a hotel in Sanjiang, dropped my bag off and headed straight for the nearby Chengyang wind and rain proof bridge. Since I only had an hour ... Read more >

Getting lucky in the Longsheng Rice Terraces

CHINA | Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [5879] | Comments [6]

Longsheng The late afternoon in Longsheng was wasted really but Josianne and I found good, cheap food (stir fried rice noodles with oodles of vegetables) in the evening. Longsheng is not a pretty town so enough said really. We only came here for ... Read more >

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