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Shanghai – Hmmmmmmm

We got off the train and hopped onto the metro with ease. They have a smart card system similar to home but a single journey costs 3Y instead of nearly 3 pounds. Unless it’s gone up again? We worked our way through the crowds and the oppressive heat to our proposed beds, the Captain Hostel. […]

Smoggy, sweaty Xi’an

Xi’an, the ancient capital and the place they call the ‘cradle of China’. Right in the centre of China this place is supposed to have more archaeology around it than anywhere else in the country. Needless to say we were drawn here by the Army Of The Terracotta Warriors but Xi’an was a very interesting […]

Pretty Pingyao

Yes, I’m now very late writing this but we’ve had so little time to spend on the internet that it gets hard to keep up. I’m now in Shanghai and need to write about Xi’an too. We leave Shanghai for Hangzhou tomorrow… Tweet

Brilliant Beijing

Having now left Beijing I can say for certain I need to go back one day and do it again. It’s a fascinating place. Tweet
The length of the Trans-Mongolian train as we pass through northern China

The Trans-Mongolian experience

I’m sitting in the basement bar of our hotel sipping a cold beer (first cold one for many days) and reflecting on the past week on a train. It’s been amazing. As soon as we arrived at Yaroslavl train station in Moscow we met Mats (Swede), Rob and Tim (Dutch). They were wandering around checking […]

Hello, and welcome to the plan!

11/10/2011 Note: What follows are my earliest attempts at travel blogging, my trip across Asia and Australia in 2007.  It was cut short after the hosting site had a massive server crash and lost a few of my posts.  For me that was disastrous and stopped me posting any more.  Having rediscovered these I’ve decided […]