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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.


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Fun on the Trans-Siberian

Sunday, 11 May 2008 | Views [2598]

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

Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [3568]

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

Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [11851] | 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 >

Tags: visa russia shanghai bund

Huangshan and Hangzhou

Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Views [3745]

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

Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Huangshan (Yellow mountian)

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

Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Longsheng Rice Terraces

Wednesday, 26 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Hong Kong

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Huizhou architecture of Jiangxi

Saturday, 22 Mar 2008 | Views [4508] | 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)

Thursday, 20 Mar 2008 | Views [2854] | 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

Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | Views [5779] | 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 >

Gallery: Yangshuo

Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Karst peaks of Yangshuo
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Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [1355] | Comments [2]

Yangshuo I spent a couple of days in Guilin when I arrived but as soon as I got to Yangshuo I realised it was time wasted. Yangshuo has some of the loveliest scenery I have come across in China. Avoiding the excessively priced boat from Guilin ... Read more >

Tropical China, wild elephants and an afternoon snooze

Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [3738]

Jinghong Xishuangbanna, it’s a tropical place where the soil is an appealing reddish brown colour, you can buy sweet corn flavoured ice lollies, elephants are on almost every corner (statues at least) and the afternoon snooze is high on the daily ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Yunan

Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Northern Yunan

Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [7534] | Comments [4]

Lijiang I arrived at Chengdu airport to find that there was a problem with my e-ticket; somehow it went missing. Somebody came along to help me, took my passport and disappeared, 15 minutes later they came back with a boarding pass, then I was on my ... Read more >

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Two fighting Pandas and a Giant Buddha

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [2043]

The giant Pandas in Chengdu are my favorite attraction in China so far. I stayed in Chengdu for 5 days thinking I could climb the nearby Emei mountain, the smaller Qingcheng mountain and visit the Giant Panda research base. The Pandas ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Gallery: Sichuan province

Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Photos of Giant Pandas, the world biggest Buddha and wonderful scenery in south west China
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