Jul 182010

Well it’s fair to say we had an uber lazy today, enjoying the comforts of a decent room and some space to relax. We headed for the Venetian casino last night which is the largest in the world.  It’s very similar to the one in Vegas, complete with indoor gondola rides to make you think […]

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Jul 162010
Leaving Hong Kong – Macau Bound

We’ve loved Hong Kong – it’s a mad crazy busy but cool place.  No inch of space is wasted, but one of the best things is it’s really easy and quick to get around downtown as it’s so compact, yet you can escape to the beach or another island quite easily as well…..so that’s what […]

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Jul 132010
Hong Kong

I’ve updated this post with the picture below from the second night in Hong Kong – viewing the sunset from the top of Victoria Peak.   We arrived in Hong Kong after a 10 hour sleeper bus (pictures soon).  The bus was superb with three rows of 2 beds lengthways down the bus.  Unfortunately the […]

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Jul 102010
Yangshou, China

Panorama from our hostel’s rooftop bar terrace :-)   (Excuse the quality but I’m in a rush and we’re about to head up there for our last drink!)   Well we’ve had a bloody busy week in Yangshou in China.  This was the place we picked to chill out in for a week, largely because it’s […]

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Jul 032010

On our last full day in Beijing we went to the great wall and Ciara finally managed to walk along a section, a few months later than initially planned.  We reluctantly went on a tour to do this as some sections were closed and we were getting confusing information from forums, the tourist information and […]

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Jun 262010

That’s us arrived in Beijing after our 31 hour sleeper train from Ulanbataar.  The journey was quite good apart from the carriage being a bit hot and stuffy.  We had an English speaking Mongolian guy in our carriage so it was very easy going, especially as he spent a lot of time in the carriage […]

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Jun 242010
Back from the Gobi, onto China

We got back from a 10 day tour to the Gobi desert yesterday and have a catch up day in Ulanbataar…but I doubt I’ll have time to put up any pics just now as I have loads downloaded last night, and we are leaving to Beijing in China at 0715 in the morning! Anyway, we’ve […]

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