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Vietnam - Hoi An – Hello! Where are you from? Where are you going?

VIETNAM | Friday, 27 May 2011 | Views [1438]

Destination – Vietnam – Hoi An – Hello! Where are you from? Where are you going? We take the overnight train to Da Nang. The train is OK, not a Chinese train but it will do fine. However, we, for the first time in this trip, share ... Read more >


Photos: Vietnam - Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Hoi An

VIETNAM | Friday, 20 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Wonderful Hanoi, hundreds of amazing limestone islands in magical Ha Long Bay and ancient Hoi An
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Vietnam - Hanoi – one more night? and Ha Long Bay

VIETNAM | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | Views [1274]

Destination - Vietnam - Hanoi – one more night? We wake up early and Mr Hopkins goes to the bus station to get our tickets to Vietnam while I’m finishing packing. We take the 9.30am bus from Nanning to Hanoi. The bus is clean, nice and comfortable ... Read more >


Photos: China - Beijing

CHINA | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Ming Tombs, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tianamen Square and Donghuamen Night Market
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China - Beijing – Amigo, Mila, Mila, muy balato!!!!

CHINA | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Views [1423]

Destination – China - Beijing – Amigo, Mila, Mila, muy balato!!!! We arrive in Beijing on a Saturday morning and take a taxi to the “Fish Inn”. Our “hotel” has 8 rooms, tiny but funky and clean and staffed by two girls who, besides looking ... Read more >


Photos: Lhasa to Beijing - 42 hour train ride

CHINA | Monday, 9 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Very comfortable train journey (highest in the world with oxygen piped into the cabins) through permafrost and amazing Tibetan & Chinese scenery
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China - Tibet to Beijing – 42 hours by train – Whatever Yuan…

CHINA | Sunday, 8 May 2011 | Views [1545]

Destination – China - Tibet to Beijing – 42 hours by train – Whatever Yuan… Before we start, we have to say that, because of the altitude, we’ve been without cigarettes and alcohol for 7 days, which will end when we reach Beijing. Not that ... Read more >


Photos: Tibet - Lhasa

CHINA | Saturday, 7 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

Bharkor Square, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Potala Palace and Drepung Monastery
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Tibet – Lhasa – Chinese food in China is just called food…

CHINA | Friday, 6 May 2011 | Views [1403]

Destination – Tibet – Lhasa – Chinese food in China is just called food… The Flora Hotel in Lhasa is quite all right and the staff are very helpful (the owner/manager is awesome!!). Breakfast is also nice and the breakfast menu is in English, ... Read more >


Photos: Tibet crossing - Kathmandu -> Nyalam -> Xigatse -> Lhasa

CHINA | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Photo Gallery

3 days crossing the Himalayas from Kathmandu to Lhasa on the Friendship Highway
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Nepal to Tibet – The Crossing – Can someone please turn the bloody heater on?

CHINA | Saturday, 30 Apr 2011 | Views [1264]

Destination – Nepal to Tibet – The Crossing... Day 1 – Kathmandu to Nyalam (3750 metres)   Well, the day (Friday) before the trip, at 7 PM, we finally get our passports and “Chinese group visa” back from the agency.    All confirmed, ... Read more >


Leaving Nepal - Kathmandu again

NEPAL | Monday, 25 Apr 2011 | Views [1200]

Destination – Nepal – Pokhara Lake to Kathmandu – could you show us the way out please? Anyway, after the trekking/meditation experiences, we reconvene and spend our days with long walks, good restaurants and trying to sort out how we are going ... Read more >


Photos: Nepal - Pokhara - 4 day trek

NEPAL | Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Trekking around the Annapurna Mountain Ranges
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Trekking the Annapurna Circuit - 4 day Ghorepani/Poon Hill

NEPAL | Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 | Views [11054]

Nepal – Pokhara – 4 day 50 km - Ghorepani/Poon Hill Loop Trek After coming to an “arrangement” whereby Luiza stayed down in Pokhara doing a nice all inclusive Yoga & Meditation course, I decided that someone in the family has to at least ... Read more >


Photos: Nepal - Pokhara

NEPAL | Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Lovely Phewa Tal lake and trekking the Annapurna Ranges
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Nepal - Pokhara

NEPAL | Friday, 15 Apr 2011 | Views [1544]

Destination – Nepal – Pokhara – are you sure there’s no mountain high enough? Now, off to Pokhara. We get up at 6Aam leave at 6.30 to catch a bus at 7 for a 7 hour trip. Again, the bus is old and crappy, not even a hint of suspension. Once ... Read more >


Photos: Nepal - Kathmandu

NEPAL | Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Bustling Thamel in downtown Kathmandu - a springboard to the Himalayas, Tibet and beyond
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Nepal - Kathmandu

NEPAL | Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | Views [2397]

Destination – Nepal – Kathmandu – Are we there Yeti? We decide to leave India in style. We pay (a lot for local standards) for a taxi from Darjeeling in India to Kathmandu in Nepal, door to door. It’s nice to indulge sometimes. The hotel organizes it ... Read more >


Brief Interval - a guide on how to pack for a 2 year backpacking holiday

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | Views [557] | Comments [1]

Some notes about “smart packing” for long term trips: My fashionable friend Faith (FFF), who is not only a great personal stylist but also a classy flight attendant with American Airlines, asked me to dedicate a section of the blog to smart packing.... Read more >


Photos: India - West Bengal - Darjeeling

INDIA | Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Photo Gallery

Tea plantations, altitude, steam trains, cold and peace, great zoo and plenty of mountains Himalaya style
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