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36 hours on a train in China

CHINA | Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | Views [185] | Scholarship Entry

The streets of Kunming were buzzing with lights, sounds and smells. It was overwhelming not being able to verbally communicate with people, but with charade- like actions, we managed to find the nearest internet connection. Running on 4 hours sleep from ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip

A Local Encounter that Changed my Perspective - A bag full of happiness

CHINA | Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | Views [133] | Scholarship Entry

He was the first to greet us after the long journey and initially seemed confused as to why two westerners were in his village. Nonetheless he welcomed us and mustered a massive ear to ear grin. I could not help but stare at the deep lines on his face, ... Read more >

Tags: Travel Writing Scholarship 2013

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