Visas, Hot Pots & Dim Sum in Honky!

Well, we’re now up to our last night in Hong Kong before our 2-day trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, so time to recap on what we’ve been up to the last

Keeping it in Kowloon…

Our third day in Hong Kong started after a wee bit of a lie-in following our late night in Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai. We had a relatively quiet

Welcome to Hong Kong!

We’re so pleased to have reached Hong Kong, having spent nearly a month travelling around China – this place is such light relief after the often chaotic, always challenging mainland.

Tai Chi and Swanky Bars…

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

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

Kung Fu Monks & the Great Wall of China

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…

46 Hours later…and we’re in Beijing!

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

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

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

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

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

Iran in pictures

Thought we’d do this post just to give you a pictorial idea of Iran!.. Iranian flags: [singlepic id=895 w=620 h=440 float=center] Vast and arid landscape outside of the cities: [singlepic id=854

Bridges and Bongos in Esfahan

En route to Esfahan we visited a Tabatabaei Historical House – a really grand, rural household which gave us a great insight into how people used to live in that

The holiday is over and now the real adventure begins!

In our last post we asked you to wish us luck for the next couple of weeks – this is because we’re heading into a couple of countries that not

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

Bulgariawwww

[singlepic id=684 w=620 h=440 float=center] Crossing over to Bulgaria from Serbia was great scenery-wise as we drove through the Balkan Mountain range. The road winded right through them, passing rocky

Sweetcorn and bomb sites in Belgrade

Now, Belgrade isn’t exactly the first place you would think of to visit – Serbia in general just sounds a bit scary so we really didn’t know what to think.

Apple Strudel and street parties!

Well we’ve had an adventurous couple of days and no time to write any blog posts since we left Prague! I’m writing this sat on the bus to Belgrade –

Where am I?

So, we are on day 5 (i think) and in Vienna. Am losing track of the countries by now -we still have our water bottles from Germany but left there