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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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Hanoi and Applying for our Chinese Visa

If  you have never been to Vietnam there is something you urgently need to know – the Vietnamese are the WORST drivers in the world. It is at this point that everyone starts saying, ‘oh you should see the drivers in Thailand or Indonesia or….’ It doesn’t matter which country…
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Vientiane to Hanoi by Sleeper Bus

Sometimes you just got to do something you know will just be outright unpleasant doing it, but afterwards you know you will laugh about it, and call it an experience. Catching a sleeper bus from Laos to Vietnam is one such experience – in fact it is 1.219 megawatts of…
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