The Old South Road March 8th 2007 After a few days in Lhasa we felt the need to move out into the country. We'd had a great few days looking around the temples, but Lhasa is by far the most touristy place we have been and we wanted to see some scenery!! We arranged a 6 day trip out of Lhasa by jeep, sharing with Philip and Will, two brits we met on the train here. The plan was to travel via the old south road (now replaced by the ... read more
Asia » China » Tibet » Gyantse 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
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UPDATE: Following the server crash in which we lost 8 of our blog entries, we have managed to get back all of the data. Everything is as it was except the dates are screwed up and one or two of the pictures are missing. Sorry about all this!!
Initial Plan was to travel overland to China and then see where the wind took us for the next year or two! After 2 months of travelling we had successfully completed the entire trans-Siberian route!!!! We then went into china: Harbin for the ice lantern festival, Beijing fo... full info