Author Archives: talangeorge

“Thank You & Goodbye”

It’s been a fair while since I last posted anything so I thought it best to wrap this up now before I never touch it again. It’s possible i might come back and write a bit about my month in … Continue reading

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Paradise Cave / Cambodia Calling (December 23rd – 28th)

Grrrr. You know when you spend ages wording everything just the way you want it, and then you lose it all? Well that just happened. So enjoy reading a rough unedited version of this post…. ———- To visit paradise cave … Continue reading

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Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (December 21st – 22nd)

[I’ll try to upload some photos for these last two posts later tonight…] — In one of the hotels I stayed in down the Road of Death I read this article about Son Doong Cave and got well excited. Read … Continue reading

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The Road of Death (December 17th – 21st)

Leaving Hanoi was nice n easy. My original plan was to head South for a day with Hebert and Philip and then  break off West to take the newer Ho Chi Minh highway. One day’s cycle away was Ninh Binh … Continue reading

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Hanoi / Ha Long Bay (Dec 10th – 16th)

 I can’t be bothered to give a full account of Ha Long Bay but it was really fun. It made up for missing out on the karst geology in Yangshuo. Basically it was the same, but x10 and out at … Continue reading

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Tropic of Cancer (December 2nd – 9th)

Cycling out of Kunming I had forgotten just how bad it was cycling in. Any of the dozen or so cycle tourers who had spent hours cleaning their bikes in the hostel would have been sorely disappointed by the time … Continue reading

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Tiger Leaping Gorge / Releasing The Dragon (Nov 25th – Dec 1st)

So then, Tiger Leaping Gorge… It was pretty fun. A Chinese guy in my carriage in the sleeper train could speak English so the following morning he helped me buy a ticket back to Kunming but also gave me a … Continue reading

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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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