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A look at the Phillipines

PHILIPPINES | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [461]

After finally managing to persuade those helpful chaps at Taiwanese immigration to let us out of the country we headed for Manila. The Phillippines had just seen the first typhoon strength storm of the season and as such some of the air south of Tawain ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


The Chinese Toilet

CHINA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [423]

The Chinese toilet is a thing of wonder; not in a good way you understand but in a 'I wonder how on earth I can be so desperate as to consider using this' way. Many consist of a hole in the ground with two planks either side and only enjoy the cleansing ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


The Chinese Dentist

CHINA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [566]

Much to my distress, a painful toothache revealed itself whilst we were out and about on our exploration of south western China. After a brief consideration of the matter I quickly became rather concerned about what exactly a trip to the local dentist ... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health


The Chinese Bus

CHINA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [385]

Although undoubtedly a richly diverse country with much to be proud of, some of China's residents' behaviour quite literally has to be seen to be believed. A visit to the capital some weeks before had revealed incredible scenes within the subway, ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


India v The Rest of the World

INDIA | Thursday, 20 Dec 2007 | Views [285]

For six November days, the dusty town of Pushkar in Rajasthan hosts its celebrated camel festival, interest in the plague of malodorous quadrupeds adding 250,000 to its tiny population almost overnight. It was day one, and having just enjoyed ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


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