JOURNAL

  1. Caviar to quad biking at Lake Biakal

    07 May 2012
    Getting only about 4 hours sleep on our train journey, we woke to a russian woman shaking our feet to get ready for our arrival into Irkusk. Stepping of the train we were greeted by Costa, our Russian honcho who definitely looks the part; strong jaw line, thick accent and…

  2. Independent Ulan Ude

    06 May 2012
    Back on the train we were bound for Russia, but not without a lengthy and intimidating border crossing process from the Russian guards. What we thought was going to be about a 12 hour over night journey turned into 24 hours. However some Mongolian red wine and a little bit…

  3. Ger camps, nomads and desert. Real Mongolia.

    02 May 2012
    After our much needed stop revive survive at the western coffee shop, the 5 of us girls headed onto the local supermarket to pick up some goods in preparation for our epic train journey. With a 9:30pm departure we were dropped at the station by our not so attentive or…

  4. North China/Inner Mongolia, all aboard the Vodka Train

    28 Apr 2012
    After stocking up on snacks and booze, with our bags pack the twelve us were ready and raring for our first train journey towards inner Mongolia (still within china).We were all pleased to be apart of the tour when we were told that we had a bus transfer to our…

  5. BRILLIANT Beijing & that GREAT Wall

    26 Apr 2012
    Beijing has been the best. After arriving off the bullet train we waited in a taxi line for at least an hour, watching over one hundred taxis pass before it was our turn. (We know this because we counted them and turned it into a rhyming song.) Arriving at the…

  6. Exploring Xian & singing in Shanghai

    20 Apr 2012
    Flying into Xian late and lost we were just happy to finally find our hostel after getting off the airport shuffle in the city. Chloe and I ended up at the bar drinking 20 yuen pints of carlesburg ($3) whilst Eric tried to sleep off her fever. Waking this morning…

  7. Hong Kong to Yangzhou, & the ancient city of Xing Ping

    29 Mar 2012
    Time to relax and time to blog from a rooftop bar in Yangshao at Monkey Jane’s. This week has been nothing short of eventful from the terrible flight to Kuala Lumpur to an over night bus trip through China Hong Kong was wonderful, while we only spent two nights, we…

  8. Nomadic dreamer

    01 Mar 2012
    I am not walking away from anything. I am not hiding, or escaping. I am proud of where I come from and who I am. I have lived a life, rich in love and happiness. Sometimes mistakes are made, often I feel regret and guilt. I worry about worry and…

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