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Country Summary: One Month in China (and a few days in Hong Kong)

Country Summary: One Month in China (and a few days in Hong Kong)

China 6th August – 4th September 2017 Over the course of one month in China we went from huge bustling cities like Beijing down to small towns in the countryside where we cycled through rice paddies, the difference was like night and day. The language and culture was fascinating and the food was an absolute dream having come from Mongolia, the land of mutton. We saw many incredible things but the swarms of domestic tourists that descend over the country during…

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Emi climbs Mount Emei

Emi climbs Mount Emei

  Fresh from climbing Mount Emei just a couple of days ago I wanted to share my ups and downs from the two day hike. I am not just talking physically, which there were a lot, but also mentally. When Rich first told me about the hike up Mount Emei, a mountain in the Sichuan province of China, I was pretty much sold from the off. The blogs we read not only spoke of a challenging but beautiful hike but…

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7,621km from Moscow to Beijing by Train

7,621km from Moscow to Beijing by Train

So it is only two weeks until Rich and I depart on our big trip. Before we leave I wanted to tell you all about the first part on the Trans-Mongolian Railway. You have probably heard of the Trans-Siberian Railway. However a lot of people do not know that there are actually three routes; the Trans-Siberian, the Trans-Mongolian and the Trans-Manchurian. We decided to do the Trans-Mongolian route. This traditionally starts in Moscow. You then travel east across Russia to Ulan…

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