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Six month S.E.A Trip

This web site details our six month trip to South East Asia… Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and back to Malaysia. The trip started in March 2014 and finished on 1st September. We could not commence our trip whilst our … Continue reading

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5. Buying food for lunch and dinner

When Michael at the Riverside Hostel, Guilin found we may be able to cook Australian style food he suggested we cook up a few dishes for the staff. Why not we thought and after looking at the kitchen and always … Continue reading

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4. Bloody electric scooters !!!!

Bloody annoying machines. These scooters come right up behind you without a sound, until they blast the horn. You cannot believe how frustrating and downright annoying these electric scooters can be. And there are thousands of them. People have said … Continue reading

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3. Li-Jiang river cruise

Up early and on the bus at 8.00am for a 45 minute trip to the pier to get on the boat for a four hour cruise up the Li river  weaving under the amazing limestone karsts of this beautiful area. … Continue reading

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2. Riverside Hostel Guilin

We chose to stay at The Riverside Hostel, Guilin which is situated in a quiet side street and is on the banks of The Peach Blossom River. The hostel has a lot of character and charm for travelers, not like … Continue reading

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2. The Terracotta Warriors

What a great day to go to see the Terracotta Warriors……….. Pouring with “bloody” rain… Damn !!!!!!!     Anyway we had booked the tour so off we went regardless. At 9.20am we joined another 14 on a small bus and off … Continue reading

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5. The Bund Shanghai

The Bund in Shanghai is an area that stretches one mile along the bank of the Huangpu River. It has fantastic views of the city skyscrapers and towers on the opposite bank. The river itself is busy with cargo boats … Continue reading

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2. The Maglev train

Have you heard of a Maglev Train? Well it means Magnetic Levitation and it means FAST !!!!! Shanghai has one that runs out to the airport, thirty klms in under 8 mins stop / go / stop at a speed … Continue reading

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1. Hong Kong – Shanghai by train

Hong Kong to Shanghai by train. The train leaves Hong Kong at 3.15pm and arrives Shanghai at 10.30am the next morning. We were lucky when we booked a four berth cabin that the train was lightly booked and we had … Continue reading

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6. Beijing Central

One day we made our way to central Beijing. We could not come to Beijing and say we had not seen the CBD. It is big, as one would expect, with very tall modern buildings. We asked in one if … Continue reading

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