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Tha Ton & Chiang Rai

THAILAND | Thursday, 26 Apr 2007 | Views [351]

Saturday 21st April 2007 Really not exciting bus journey to Tha Ton from Chiang Mai.  Spent 4 hours with sweat running down the back of the seat - not nice!  Tha ton was tiny and all we really did was walk and see the big white Buddha and a few of the ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Chiang Mai & Hill Tribe Trek

THAILAND | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [486]

Had a lazy day wandering round Chiang Mai, drifting into temples, wandering the streets, thinking about food... the usual.  In fact that was pretty much all we did!  In the evening we did some shopping at the night bazaar and then went to see a Muay ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Ayuthaya

THAILAND | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [414]

Only spent a few hours here but it was a lot of fun!  We managed to get round 3 Wat's (temples): Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol built in 1350, Wat Mahathat where there is a Buddha's head in a tree and Wat Ratcha Burana.  Going between these places we got caught ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter


Kanchanaburi

THAILAND | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [400]

Friday 13th - Saturday 14th April Had rather a brief amount of time here.  Did a lot of history related things which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Went to the JEATH Museum, WWII Museum, crossed the Death Railway Bridge and drove up to Hellfire Pass where you ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Bangkok

THAILAND | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [326]

Arrived just in time for the start of the Thai New Year celebrations, Songkran, which basically equals a huge water fight - don't go out and expect to stay dry for long!  There is also the added bonus of getting clay stuff smeered on your face - it's ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Leshan, Emei Shan, Yangtze River, Yangshuo, Hong Kong - The whirlwind update

CHINA | Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | Views [505]

Leshan - Monday 26th March.  Went to see the Grand Buddha and chill in the surrounding grounds for a few hours.  Brilliant place although I think I'd slightly ruined the experience for myself as I already knew what the Buddha was going to look like so ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Chengdu

CHINA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Views [341] | Comments [1]

Sunday 25th arrived in Chengdu.  We only had one day here but it was quite a busy one.  We went and had breakfast at 6am at a hostel round the corner.  We then went up to the panda breeding centre which was great.  The reserve has really large grounds ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Xi'an

CHINA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Views [389]

Had an overnight train journey from Beijing to Xi'an which was 10 hours long but luckily was asleep most of the way.  After arriving at our hotel we went to the local huiling who look after people with special needs and teach them skills so that they ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Beijing

CHINA | Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | Views [380]

So much to catch up on!  I've had a few problems uploading photos on the internet here so I'm going to wait until I get to Hong Kong where it's a bit more reliable! So Beijing.  It's a busy city and I never saw blue sky once.  I haven't felt clean in ... Read more >

Tags: Culture


Gallery: Beijing - Great Wall

CHINA | Friday, 23 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Monday 19th March
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Arriving

CHINA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [410]

Just a quick note to say that I've arrived here ok!  I managed to get the bus from the airport to the train station which I was so proud of!  I avoided all the people trying to get me to go to some random hotel or get me a taxi pretending I knew where ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


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