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We're home

UNITED KINGDOM | Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | Views [518]

So we made it back in one piece. At some point we may finish the blog but for now we are busy with trying to find somewhere to live. I'm not sure what the collective noun for letting agents is, perhaps "an incompetence"?


Gallery: Russia

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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From Russia with Love

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [1034] | Comments [1]

As we boarded train 005 a storm whistled in from the Gobi and cloaked Ulan Baatar in a cold, gritty cloud of yellow dust. Peering from the window of the train we were glad to be out of the action and not exposing ourselves to the sand blasting that the ... Read more >


Gallery: Mongolia

MONGOLIA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Trains, trains, trains

MONGOLIA | Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | Views [4006] | Comments [1]

Train T22 left for Xi'an on a cold, clear morning from an almost deserted Lhasa station. We both felt sad to be leaving Tibet and would have happily spent more time exploring a country that we both count as one of the highlights of the trip. It was ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


A Headless Cow

CHINA | Sunday, 24 Feb 2008 | Views [1926]

Today is our final day in Tibet so we thought we'd finish off with a recap of the past couple of weeks. When we last wrote, we were about to set off on a trek between two of the major monasteries in the vicinity of Lhasa. The trek started off well ... Read more >

Tags: the great outdoors, tibet


Seven Days In Tibet

CHINA | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [7174] | Comments [2]

As the title suggests, we've now been in Tibet for a week and thought it was time to update this with our latest news. We took the train from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet on the 3rd Feb. Of the 22 trains we are taking on this trip, this ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, tibet


Gallery: Tibet

CHINA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: China

CHINA | Saturday, 2 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery


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South West Whistlestop Tour

CHINA | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [2609] | Comments [1]

The time we could spend in south China was always going to be a little constrained. At one end we had the need to wait for visas in Hong Kong and at the other the need to escape to Tibet before Chinese New Year, a notoriously difficult time to be travelling in ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Gallery: Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Hong Kong

HONG KONG | Tuesday, 22 Jan 2008 | Views [962]

The flight to Hong Kong was a sleepless affair on a slightly battered Air India 737. Still, the curry was good and after I figured out that there was red wine available (you just had to ask for it) I was happy. Arriving in Hong Kong after three months ... Read more >

Tags: The Planning Phase


Prerna and Bhrigu's Wedding

INDIA | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [4437] | Comments [3]

Again we apologise. It has been a little while since our last missive so we'll try to catch up on the first few weeks of the year. Following our slightly disastrous stay in Kovalam we were very pleased to recover control of our digestive tracts and board ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Unhappy Birthday

INDIA | Tuesday, 1 Jan 2008 | Views [982] | Comments [1]

Happy New Year to you all! Having spent a very enjoyable and very unusual Christmas in Pondicherry we have come down to the southern tip of the subcontinent to the beaches around Trivananthapuram (try saying that after a couple of beers, or in fact ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Gallery: India

INDIA | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Happy Christmas

INDIA | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Views [783] | Comments [4]

Hello All, Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We have finally put a few snaps up for you to see. Most of the photos have been taken on film, so you'll have to wait a while to see them. Hope you all have a great break. Tim and Sam. x

Tags: Friends


Gallery: Nepal

NEPAL | Tuesday, 25 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Crap Soup

INDIA | Sunday, 23 Dec 2007 | Views [2245]

It's been a while since we updated this mainly because we seem to have been very busy doing not an awful lot. God knows how we managed to have jobs, it seems to be perfectly possible to fill your day doing little more than eating and going to a temple ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Tiger, Tiger

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | Views [1227] | Comments [1]

We are now in the north east corner of Kerala, in the little visited Wayanad National Park. Wayanad is a large area of rainforest and joins onto two similar sized parks in neighbouring states. The collective area is known as the Nilgiri biosphere and ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures


Love Thy Neighbour

INDIA | Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | Views [575]

As Tim described in the previous blog entry, Hampi is a lovely peaceful place on the banks of a river with intricately carved temples and a boulder strewn landscape. No cars are allowed into the central bazaar area, adding to the laid back, traveller ... Read more >

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