At least some people read Part 1 of my random list of travel anecdotes, so, as punishment, here is part 2… Weirdest place you slept The arrivals room after immigration at Aktau port. Having docked at the port at 1am they let us kip there till day light. Made slightly more weird by the fact that before […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I decided to ask myself some of the questions people seem to like to ask me about my trip, plus a few random ones of my own. Any you think I missed? Well they might be in Part 2, but ask them in the comments anyway! What was your favourite country to visit? This is […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’ve not written one of these for a while, but having been back now for 3 entire months and finding myself somewhat tired of seemingly spending all my time writing out numerous different versions of my CV, I thought it might be rather healthy to try to write something else, something I actually enjoy writing […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Ok so Dan doesn’t quite scan as well as Charlie, and as I actually visited the Chocolate Factory on National Doughnut Day perhaps I should have tried to find a Doughnut Factory to visit instead. That said given the amount of donuts, chocolate and pie that I ate that day, I have probably greatly increased […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
Bagan, is Burma/Myanmar’s famous city of 100’s of temples, some dating back almost 1,000 years and, in Burmese terms, a tourist mecca, with 100’s of tourists carrying around thousands of dollars of expensive camera equipment around in the hope of catching the perfect sunset or sunrise shot of their own. But this blog post didn’t […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking for this post. For Ankor Wat and its surrounding ruins I will just say the following: They are amazing! There are many tourists – BUT – there are also many temple, so it’s perfectly possible to find sites with few, if anyone else there […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Having thoroughly enjoyed my time in Vietnam, I was sad to leave, and spent my time on the bus to Cambodia thinking about how quickly I could travel the around the rest of South East Asia to give me as much time possible back in Vietnam when I return to China. Like most of South […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve been in Vietnam almost a week now. It feels both similar to China and a whole world away. It’s still cheap, the food is still tasty (and I continue to get to show off my chopstick skillz) the flags are still red and the museums still seem to exist primarily for dubious patriotic education […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So I am finally ready to leave China after two months after which I still feel like I have barely scratched the surface. There is clearly much more to see and do, but I feel its time to move on. Updating this blog from behind the Great Firewall has been difficult, so posting has been […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
First impressions of Hotan (or Khotan, or Hetain…it seems to have a million transliterations…) were the kind that make you question why on earth you had come there. It is a Uighur town in western China that has been subject to increased migration of Han Chinese in recent years as road, rail and economic links to […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.