Land of Shaolin Monks and Mountains…

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

Xian and the Terracotta Warriors

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

Giant Pandas and another overnight train!

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

Instant Noodles and Prostrating Buddhists!

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

Snowy Mountains and Turquoise lakes… we must be in Tibet!

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

Goodbye Oz Bus, Hello China

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

What Cant-Man-Du in Kathmandu?…

…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

Pokhara: Boating, biking and a brilliant time!

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

The Ganges, McDonalds and going solo in Nepal!

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

Agro in Agra

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

Dodging goats, cows and Delhi dirt…

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

Welcome to Pizza Hut, Welcome to Pakistan!

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

Guns, Camels and Sufi festivals…

After an already eventful 24 hours in Pakistan, we were up early for the journey to Sukkur. We were pre-warned that the roads may not be the best and that

Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan!

What a mad couple of days! Left Tehran to catch a flight to Karachi (via Bahrain) what seems like days ago but was in fact only yesterday! Since then we’ve

Mosques and Madness in Istanbul

So, Istanbul (and Turkey as a whole!) wasn’t a place that either of us were ever particularly interested in visiting. The only experiences of Turkey either of us have had

In the news already!

The excitement is most certainly building for our trip now, especially after we were featured in the local paper here in Ipswich!