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Overland from Hong Kong to Hanoi… Xin chào Vietnam!

China and South East Asia are one of the best regions in the world to travel overland.

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China: DIY tourism and independent travel…

Following on from our Guide to Train Travel in China we wanted share with you our insights into how to organise your own visits to some of China’s must see attractions, without having to fork out for an organised trip!

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Travel China Overland: Surviving those train journeys

In Part Two of our Guide to Train Travel in China we go into more detail about the train journeys themselves plus answer the question, Hard Sleeper or Soft Sleeper?!

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China Overland…why train travel is the only way to go!

Travelling by train in China really is a breeze – it’s cheap, efficient, straightforward and to top it all off, an adventure in its own right.

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Highs and Lows of an Epic Adventure…

When Richard and I first decided to go travelling we didn’t know quite what to expect. Having never been on anything more adventurous than a two week holiday to Spain, we were inevitably apprehensive about what we would encounter on

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Photo Flashbacks: Hanging Plank Road, San Huangzhou

When I look back at this photo now I can’t quite believe I had the nerve to walk around this! This was taken on a magical day back in August 2011 following a Kung Fu lesson with a Shaolin Monk

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Easy overland travel: Hong Kong to Hanoi… 2

Since we have just completed the China to Vietnam stretch of our trip without any major hitches we thought we’d better tell you how we did it, in case you want to follow suit!! Our plan for China – Vietnam

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Leaving behind the topsy turvy world of China… 0

We are now in Hong Kong having made our way here by train. Once again, the whole process was easy peasy apart from the fact that we ‘forgot’ we were actually leaving China and had to go through customs before

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Tai Chi and Swanky Bars… 0

Another brilliant day in Shanghai. We got up at 5.45am on our last full day here so that we could go to People’s Park and see if we could scope out some local people practicing Tai Chi. We’d heard that

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Where East meets West and rich meets poor… 0

We’ve been in Shanghai for a couple of days now and discovered that it really does have a cool vibe. The river area is just unbelievable – you literally don’t know where to look, everything is lit up and flashing

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