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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: Yangshuo

CHINA | Sunday, 16 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Karst peaks of Yangshuo
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Yangshuo

CHINA | Sunday, 9 Mar 2008 | Views [1310] | 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

CHINA | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [3671]

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

CHINA | Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Northern Yunan

CHINA | Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | Views [7351] | 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 >

Tags: Adventures


Two fighting Pandas and a Giant Buddha

CHINA | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2008 | Views [1963]

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

CHINA | 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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Pingyao, Xian, Wuhan, Yichang, Wushan and ChongQing

CHINA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | Views [6310]

Finally I have found some time to sit down, have a breather and write something. Traveling by plane, train and boat, I went south from Beijing, then east and back west plotting an angular S on the map. My mad-looking route basically ensured that I ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Pingyao, Xian, Wuhan, Yichang, Wushan and ChongQing

CHINA | Saturday, 19 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Ancient walled cities, the three gorges and an ancient town called Ciqikou
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Ice cold in Harbin & chilly in Shenyang

CHINA | Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Views [5568]

Shenyang I went to Shenyang principally to visit a museum called 18 September. In 1931 the Japanese occupied Shenyang from the north, the museum is supposed to be a very good place to see how the Japanese army treated the locals. I hopped off the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Harbin and Shenyang

CHINA | Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

A five day trip to the coldest part of China (in Winter)
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ShanHaiGuan

CHINA | Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | Views [2180]

Trying to organise a place to stay in ShanHaiGuan before buying the train ticket caused a lot of confusion at my hotel. The day before leaving I wanted to book accommodation, that day the only English speaking staff member was not working. Trying to ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: ShanHaiGuan

CHINA | Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery

Where the Great Wall meets the sea
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Run up to xmas

CHINA | Monday, 24 Dec 2007 | Views [787]

I was invited out to dinner a few days before xmas with a South Korean guy called Joseph. That was after I spent an evening drinking cold beer in a cold hotel lobby with him and the owner of my hotel. It was a bit of a triumph for me because we talked ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


The summer Palace in Beijing

CHINA | Sunday, 16 Dec 2007 | Views [6480]

I've not been doing much lately apart from going to Mandarin classes and watching classic Zhang Yimou (director of Hero) films at night. Today the weather was clear so I decided do something outside, although the sun was shining it made very little ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Beijing Summer Palace

CHINA | Saturday, 15 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

Pictures from my trip to the summer palace. No pictures of me in this batch, they all came out too badly.
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Around South Korea, on the buses

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [5011] | Comments [1]

Sokcho I got the early bus to Sokcho, after 4 hours on the express from Seoul I had a further 20 minute bus ride to the Seroak national park. The express buses are cheap, really comfy and have lots of space (there were only three seats in each ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors


Gallery: Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

All pictures from Korea
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Seoul, South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [4499] | Comments [1]

My Chinese visa expired a few days ago, I had to leave the country before 26th November. I decided to make a quick trip to South Korea before returning to Beijing for more Mandarin lessons. On first sight I noticed how much cleaner and more ordered it ... Read more >

Tags: Budgets & money


The Great Wall of China - 15km hike to Mutianyu

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Nov 2007 | Views [2082] | Comments [2]

Beijing Hikers Club (2) The Great Wall hike was very good indeed, tiring but excellent. From 15km west of Mutianyu to Mutianyu was a hard walk and two thirds of it were over sections that have not been reconstructed. I had an English guy, Steve, ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


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