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Yangtze River Cruise – Part 2


Our first tour on the Yangtze River Cruise was to the Three Gorges Dam. The three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that is the world’s largest power station and dam complex – seems China is overtaking Texas with everything being bigger and better. For us though our shore excursion…
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Yangtze River Cruise – Part 1


We had to be up bright and early to catch the 6am bus from Zhangjiajie National Park to the Zhangjiajie city centre, it was a case of empty the bladder, grab the bags and go. We missed the buffet breakfast provided by the hotel which, let me tell you, was…
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Zhangjiajie and the Avatar Mountains


When you are doing extended travel some days are just a plain old challenge, this day was going to be one of the most challenging of our trip so far. We caught a taxi to the Guilin Train station at 9amish. We were catching a Fast Train to Changsu that…
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Guilin and Li River in China


I must say I really enjoy the finesse of travelling in a Fast Train in China, dare I say especially in first class. The ride is just so smooth. At the front of the carriage was a screen showing the speed the train was travelling at. I was mesmerised as…
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Hanoi to Nanning, China by Sleeper Train


We were catching the night train from Hanoi to Nanning in China. This seemed like a really good idea at the time but, in hindsight, a day train or bus may have been a better option. We had managed to get first class soft sleeper beds, which was a positive…
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