Monthly Archives: November 2011

Yangtze River Dolphin (November 17th – 24th)

Loads more towns, great dumplings, live chickens getting weighed on a stick, getting our ears blasted by truck horns, and some interesting riverside camping spots and many days later we found ourselves at a bit of crossroad in terms of … Continue reading

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Goin’ up (November 13th – 16th)

Contrary to the weather reports we ended up of leaving Emei Shan in pleasant sunshine, not the rain that was forecast. We decided that we would take smaller roads en route to Kunming (800km away) as opposed to the juggernaut … Continue reading

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Monkeys, Mountains, & Giant Buddhas (November 6th – 12th)

Christian (a German) and Gautier (a Frenchman) had met both left their respective countries earlier on the year and had met each other in Kashgar. From there they had been travelling together. I had only been in Chengdu one night … Continue reading

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Backpacking (October 23rd – November 5th)

With my stuff sent packing to Chendgu, the last few weeks were spent tapping into the more traditional backpacking style way of doing things. During the train ride to Urumchi I saw much of the Taklamakan Desert go by and … Continue reading

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