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Yangshuo

The journey to Yangshuo was all too familiar – the same uncomfortable hard-sleeper where they locked all the toilets at midnight, the same unwelcome 7am arrival in Guilin and the all-too-familiar bus to the town itself. Last time I did … Continue reading

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Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #009 – South-East Asia

Right now I’m taking a couple of months out to travel round South-East Asia, so I thought it would be good to have a soundtrack to accompany me along my (approximate) route. The result was a podcast that was much … Continue reading

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Beijing to Hong Kong to Zhuhai to Guangzhou

Every one of my trips has a first memorable moment. In ’02 it was sleeping in Birmingham Airport, in ’05 landing in the stunning delta at Faro. Last year it all started in Zhuhai, watching Brandy have her contacts fitted … Continue reading

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Foodtube Christmas dinner (sort of) – Bamboo Rat

Colourful Chinese name: Bamboo rat What it really is: Stir-fried dried rat bits with vegetables Location: Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

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London – Hong Kong – Zhuhai – Guangzhou – Beijing

I’ve been back in China near two months now. It’s been eventful, but largely undramatic, with everything going as planned (though there was only the loosest of plans to start with) with a couple of exceptions. The first minor problem … Continue reading

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Great Wall

While I was in Beijing I took a day-trip to see the Great Wall. Here are the photos. In places it was more of a climb than a walk.

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Beijing

After more than a month travelling in China, I got to Beijing on Saturday, a week later than planned. An astonishingly quick 13-hour sleeper train took me from the t-shirt weather of Shanghai to the biting cold of the north-east. … Continue reading

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Hangzhou and Suzhou

I had to wait a week to pick up my passport from the Russians, and with little to do in Shanghai and a weirdo room-mate I thought it would be better to see some of the famous places nearby. My … Continue reading

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Shanghai

I was never supposed to be in Shanghai. From Xi’an the plan was to head for Beijing, stopping in somewhere called Pingyao on the way. This all changed when I found that the Russian embassy in Beijing doesn’t like issuing … Continue reading

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Xi’an

I was in Xi’an for a few days, a place known best these days for the army of terracotta warriors unearthed there thirty years ago. The first day we went to see them. I’d been told by an Irish guy … Continue reading

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