Monk Slapping and Sky Trains May 11th 2007 It's 3pm. We're passed in a flurry of maroon robes as a group of tardy monks hurry past; they're late for the afternoon debate. In the garden courtyard we're confronted with a staggering sight - hundreds of seated and standing monks in various clusters are engaged in heated debate. Topics unknown. We can only surmise - perhaps they're discussing divergent schools of Buddhist thought, whether the b ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Lhasa For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
An aussie and a kiwi exploring the world ...
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" - Anon
In Jan 2007 we set out on an overland journey from Asia to Europe overland. From India, via Nepal, Tibet, China, Mongolia, Russia and Europe ... destination Ireland, with no flights. Trains, buses, tuk-tuks, boats, bikes, yak, camel, and rickshaws all formed the basis of our travels.
Suze spent a year living and working in Ireland (in between all the long weekends away), Dave returned to Oz for 6 months but re... full info