Category Archives: Travelling circus

day 53 on – heading back to civilisation

yangshuo was another picturesque town – with karst rock hills and mountains all around, cobbled streets and rivers running past. sadly, the rain followed us here too, so we had to spend the next day shopping and eating delicious lemon cheesecake and drinking coffee!! oh dear!!!
i’ve learnt a lot on this trip from my shopping [...]

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day 50 on – on the road again

from dali we went by bus to kunming, spent a couple of hours wandering around there (found walmart!!) and boarded the night train to Nanning – the capital of Guangxi.
I wasn’t really in the mood for another night train so soon, and when we got on and realised all the other 4 people in our [...]

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day 44 on – lijiang

from our lovely, simple little lodgings on the edge of lugu lake, we took a 7 hour bus ride to lijiang. we had been here 2 years ago and really loved it, but were not expecting the massive crowds that we came across. lijiang has really grown in popularity and was a bit over crowded. [...]

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day 40 – night train!!

hello to everyone still tuned in and thanks for reading!!! a big hello especially to my dad who is so cool that he called me for father’s day!! and say hi to my mum for me!! also, a big hello to my old APA colleagues slaving away at work while i am off gallivanting around [...]

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day 35 – famous in chongqing

went by bus to chongqing, took a bus into the middle of the city as we had no idea where to stay here. finally decided to treat ourselves to a 3-star hotel that we found kind of cheap and it had a bath!!!! i usually only get to bathe in Australia!!!
now chongqing is a pretty [...]

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day 30 on – to chengdu & some excellent news for donut lovers

some of the bus rides we have taken to get to other places have provided the most beautiful, amazing scenery we have seen. the trip from songpan to dujiangyan was one of these. we drove between two mountain ranges which had a river running between, the river turned into a beautiful, turquoise lake and that [...]

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day 28 on – Songpan

the road to Songpan was surrounded by massive grasslands, dotted by the tents of the nomadic tibetans, and lots and lots of yaks. at first i thought, wow, those yaks are clever, staying off the road, then the were on the road (fences?? who needs fences??) and i thought wow, those yaks are good getting [...]

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day 27 on – Zoige – We will never forget you

when i return to see you all, please do not ever again mention Zoige to me. We never wanted to go there. we tried to avoid it with all the ability we had and finally we had to give in. the 3 hour drive over bumpy, broken roads (with weird, random stops where our driver [...]

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day 25 on – langmusi

funniest bus ride ever. boarded the bus to langmusi (another tibetan village a few hours away) when two tibetan guys got on. they sat down on the opposite side of the bus, one seat up from us and then it happened. they saw me.
they were riveted to the spot and so fascinated by this strange [...]

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day 22 on – Xiahe

took a bumpy bus ride out of lanzhou and straight into another world – Xiahe is set among beautiful green mountains and grasslands and is dominated by the local tibetan community and the labrang monastery. the main street was filled with beautiful tibetan women with long, long black hair usually in two plaits, and tibetan [...]

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