Tag Archives: overland

Craving an Adventure

The last couple of months have been fun. I have sport climbed a lot in some beautiful places, been cycling and swimming, seen old friends and made new ones…but just recently I have been feeling a little restless. I have … Continue reading

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A Whistlestop Tour

In ten days I travelled from Yangshuo in China to Chiang Mai, Thailand, arriving just in time for the New Year. In Hanoi, I stayed in Rendevous Hostel for one night for $5, £3.40. It was a nice hostel and … Continue reading

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A Slow Boat Ride.

It takes two days to travel upriver on the Mekong from Laung Prabang to Huayxai, a small town on the border with Thailand. The boat is beautiful. Built entirely out of wood it follows the style of a long boat. … Continue reading

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A Sleeper Bus to Laos

I crossed the border by sleeper bus from Hanoi. I had not been on a sleeper before so had no idea what to expect but booked it through the hostel for convenience. I was collected from the hostel by a … Continue reading

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Christmas In Vietnam

Arriving into Hanoi late at night has to be the best way to do it. The streets are bustling with activity. The traffic is crazy. Hundreds of motorbikes, scooters and taxis speeding in every direction. They do not stop for … Continue reading

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Navigating China

Turning up in China, I expected, as usual, to withdraw money from an ATM when I arrived. No such luck. I got off the train without a crucial word in Chinese – “Bank”. I kept trying to ask people in … Continue reading

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Leaving Mongolia

Yesterday I boarded the final stage of the Trans-Mongolian railway from Ulaanbaatar, and arrived in Beijing this morning. It was a beautiful train ride with good company in the form of a bunch of other travellers. The scenery changed dramatically … Continue reading

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