Ok, so Seoul might still technically be on the Eurasian mainland, but having finally left China behind, 5 and a half months after I first arrived into Kashgar in early September, it definitely feels like another chapter in my journey has ended, which brings both feelings of melancholy and excitement for what is now to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
With increased investment in roads, transport times between cities and towns in Burma/Myanmar are steadily falling, and on the main routes, the standard of buses can be amongst the best in South East Asia, and indeed companies like JJ Express (which stands apparently for Joyous Journey Express – which, good as it is, is probably […]Continue Reading... No 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.
So my whistle-stop tour of Vietnam continues and once again I find myself thinking about how someday I will have to come back to visit this fantastic country at a more relaxed pace. Hoi An has been the perfect counterpoint to the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and my outdoor adventures on Cat Ba Island. […]Continue Reading... 3 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.