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

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

After our disappointment at missing the Pandas at the Shaanxi Panda Reserve while we were in Xian, we wanted to give ourselves a final stab and seeing them in a

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

We’ve made it to Shanghai! The train journey from Dengfeng took 7 hours and was fairly uneventful and very boring. Definitely prefer those overnight trains! We arrived at People’s Square

So our last day in Xian didn’t quite go to plan – we had set our alarms for 6am to give us time to check out and get round to

As you know we got to Xian yesterday morning quite early – about half 8ish. We made our way from the station to the hostel by bus (only missed our

We spent our last full day in Beijing with some Giant Panda’s at Beijing Zoo! We had planned to go to a nature reserve in Chengdu to see the Panda

We tried to get to bed early after the show as we were heading to the Great Wall at 6.30 in the morning. That didn’t quite go to plan however as our alarm didn’t go off and we were woken abruptly at quarter to seven by Michale from the hostel knocking on our door! “Wake up please, the guide and the other customers are waiting for you!” Oh dear…

The fact that our train from Lhasa to Beijing was actually really comfy meant that we didn’t have to catch up on any sleep once we arrived in Beijing so

Well, we survived the two day, two night train journey from Lhasa to Beijing and arrived here bright and early this morning! Despite the horror stories of hard sleepers on

Well, we’ve now come to the end of our time in Tibet and it has been truly fascinating. The monasteries, temples and palaces we have seen have highlighted just how

We’ve now arrived in Lhasa and it’s safe to say that getting here has been the most incredible journey ever! The road from Gyantse to Lhasa is truely amazing and

Well, we have now said our goodbyes to Oz Bus 19 and headed off on our lonesome to China! We left Kathmandu on the 21st August at around 5.45am (along with

…See the mountains! Well, not in the low season anyway, as we found out! We’ve been in Kathmandu for three days now and no sign of the mighty Himalayas. It’s

So far, Nepal is turning out to be our favourite country! Pakistan is a close second but for different reasons, while Nepal stands out because of its sheer beauty. After

Well, it’s been a very interesting few days! We left Agra what seems like weeks ago to drive to our next destination of Lucknow. This was basically a ‘stopover’ before

Well, we arrived in Agra – home of the Taj Mahal – Saturday afternoon just before 2pm. It’s only 200km south of Delhi so thankfully the drive didn’t take too

Our next stop after Amritsar was the big one – Delhi! A city that we were quite apprehensive about after hearing the horror stories of deformed beggars, tuk tuk cheats

Well it’s our last night in Pakistan and time to recap on the last couple of days! After Sukkur, our next stop was Multan – a very hardline Islamic town