Category Archives: China

Entering Kazakhstan 

The excitement entering a new country still thrills me each time I do it. Though we had not entered Kazakhstan quite the way we had planned, it was still an adventure. Crossing the border with our packaged up bicycles was … Continue reading

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The First Few Days

Well, we successfully collected our bikes from Turpan station on Saturday afternoon and spent the next few hours sorting out our gear and attempting to repack it all into our panniers. This proved somewhat difficult, as with only two rear … Continue reading

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And so it begins…or does it?

Our first week on the road has been less road-like, and more hotel-room-and-train-cabin-like.  We knew there would be some waiting around before we began our journey, it was always inevitable. We had to get visas for China and Russia before … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

The landscape that surrounds Yangshuo is as extraordinary as its reputation suggests. It would be completely flat, except for the hundreds of limestone karsts scattered across the area: huge mounds of white and orange rock protruding from the ground. There … Continue reading

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Hong Kong

It has been almost exactly 3 months since I arrived in Hong Kong. I have been freelancing for a company called Asia Pacific Adventure, an outdoor company that takes school groups out of their comfort zones in the countryside around … Continue reading

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Kunming to Laos Overland

I arrived in Kunming from Dali, around 7.30pm and was hoping to find a bus to Jinghong that evening. I had been expecting to have to get a bus or taxi to the bus station, but on walking out of … Continue reading

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Dali

It was a lot of hassle to get from Yangshuo to Dali overland. After a couple of hours on a bus from Yangshuo to Guilin, I boarded a train which would be my home for the next 20ish hours. I don’t mind … Continue reading

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