Continuing overland through China to Hong Kong

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December 11th 2015
Published: December 18th 2015
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It had taken thirty hours for our train to rumble its way from Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia to the Chinese capital of Beijing, eight hours of which were spent stationary at the Chinese border whilst the each carriage was shunted into a huge workshop, jacked up and the under carriage (bogies) swapped. This is necessary because Mongolia and China do not run on the same gauge railway, as the Mongolians us... Read Full Entry

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18th December 2015

Having explored 16 provences in China I am amazed at how you did it in 30 days. From Inner Mongolia to Beijing, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Guangxi, Guangdong to Hong Kong with provences in Quite a zig zag. And to think you did it by train. Wow!
18th December 2015

Fast trains are the answer!
Hi Dave, thanks for commenting, it's always good to see someone has read our blog! it was quite a stretch to do this in 30 days but now China has built fast trains between most major cities it is possible. We would have loved to have spent more time exploring as we feel we just got a taster of many areas but unfortunately our visa restricted us to a month - just means that we'll have to return one day as there's so much we didn't see!
19th December 2015

Congratulations on having overlanded from London to Hong Kong!!!
It's an itinerary I hope to follow some day. Thus far I've only traveled east to west across northern China. I have to do north to south.
21st December 2015

Impressive overland trip!
We tend to travel for four or five weeks at a time, so I was interested to see how your one month itinerary for China panned out - sounds like you covered a really diverse range of places. Like you, we predominantly get Cantonese-style food in Australia, so I was intrigued by your hot fire bread soup! Excellent photos of the Great Wall :)

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