Southeast Asia, China, and Trans-Siberian railway

a trip by John McCabe
From: January 23rd 2007
Until: December 21st 2007

Including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Malaysia again, Indonesia, Macau again, China again, Mongolia, and Russia
Trip Length: 11 months
Blog Entries: 107
Photos: 2892
Words: 82002

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
January 23rd 2007 Oriental setting Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
January 26th 2007 Thai way to hell Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi
January 29th 2007 Capital punishment Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Ayutthaya
February 2nd 2007 Capital one Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Sukhothai
February 7th 2007 Life in a northern town Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai
February 10th 2007 Two wheels good, four wheels bad Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Mae Hong Son
February 16th 2007 In search of ghosts Asia » Thailand » Northern Thailand » Nan
February 17th 2007 A Laos report Asia » Laos » West » Ban Houayxay
February 18th 2007 Cruise blues Asia » Laos » West » Pakbeng
February 26th 2007 Monks' 'hood Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang
February 27th 2007 Somewhere down the Nam Ou river Asia » Laos » West » Nong Khiaw
March 2nd 2007 Inching east on Route 1 Asia » Laos » North » Viang Thong
March 5th 2007 A plague of sabai dees Asia » Laos » East » Sam Neua
March 7th 2007 Come unfriendly bombs and fall on Laos Asia » Laos » East » Phonsavan
March 10th 2007 Capital village Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane
March 12th 2007 Resisting the temptation of octopus beards Asia » Laos » South » Tha Khaek
March 15th 2007 Boy meets girl (again) Asia » Laos » South » Pakxe
March 17th 2007 Filling my pants Asia » Laos » South » Khong Island
March 18th 2007 South of the border, down Stung Treng way Asia » Cambodia » East » Stung Treng
March 19th 2007 Dissing the dolphins Asia » Cambodia » East » Kratié
March 23rd 2007 It's so sad but it happened in this town Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
March 26th 2007 First glimpses of a glorious past Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
March 27th 2007 Following in the footsteps of Angelina Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
March 28th 2007 The small thing of gods Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
March 30th 2007 A wasted journey Asia » Cambodia » North » Battambang
April 2nd 2007 An unwelcome return Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
April 5th 2007 A fistful of dong Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City
April 9th 2007 Move along - there's nothing to see here Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » My Son
April 11th 2007 Much-missed moto mendacity and a refreshingly revolutionary religion Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang
April 12th 2007 Town constructed from parts of Hanoi? (3,2) Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An
April 15th 2007 The pineapple farmer's art of emotional blackmail Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué
April 20th 2007 Ascending dragon Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
April 24th 2007 Paying an arm and a leg for a Hand(span tour) Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay
April 27th 2007 Gibbon time Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Ninh Binh
April 30th 2007 Good moaning in Vietnam Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa
May 1st 2007 Into the Middle Kingdom Asia » China » Yunnan » Gejiu
May 3rd 2007 Reign of terraces Asia » China » Yunnan » Yuanyang
May 4th 2007 Things on sticks Asia » China » Yunnan » Jianshui
May 8th 2007 City of Eternal Spring Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming
May 13th 2007 Raining, cats, and dogs Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali
May 20th 2007 Naxiville Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang
May 21st 2007 First sighting of the river of golden sands Asia » China » Yunnan » Qiaotou
May 23rd 2007 A little bit of TLG Asia » China » Yunnan » Tiger Leaping Gorge
May 26th 2007 Across the valley from the 52nd highest mountain in China Asia » China » Yunnan » Fei Lai Si
May 27th 2007 There and back again Asia » China » Yunnan » Lower Yubeng
May 30th 2007 The non-fiction nominal Shangri-la Asia » China » Yunnan » Zhongdian
June 1st 2007 Capital of the White Wolf state Asia » China » Sichuan » Xiangcheng
June 4th 2007 Where all the cowboys have gone Asia » China » Sichuan » Litang
June 5th 2007 The eastern border of the "real" Tibet Asia » China » Sichuan » Kangding
June 10th 2007 Spiceworld Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu
June 13th 2007 Giant *as Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu
June 14th 2007 Behind the masks Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu
June 15th 2007 A chink in the Great Firewall of China Asia » China » Sichuan » Songpan
June 17th 2007 Blue water thrill Asia » China » Sichuan » Jiuzhaigou
June 21st 2007 A town of two provinces Asia » China » Sichuan » Langmusi
June 23rd 2007 1,429 cultural revolutions Asia » China » Gansu » Xiahe
June 25th 2007 Something in the air Asia » China » Gansu » Lanzhou
June 27th 2007 Wall's end Asia » China » Gansu » Jiayuguan
June 29th 2007 A quick dip into Xinjiang Asia » China » Xinjiang » Hami
July 1st 2007 Because of the sand which is there Asia » China » Gansu » Dunhuang
July 8th 2007 Hardy pottery in the secret chambers Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an
July 16th 2007 Back in the high life again Asia » Hong Kong
July 18th 2007 Cod and chips Asia » Macau
July 20th 2007 The curiously high incidence of dirty old dogs in the nightlife Asia » Philippines » Pampanga » Clark
July 22nd 2007 Gavin self-destructed here? (5) Asia » Philippines » Vigan
July 23rd 2007 City of pines Asia » Philippines » Baguio
July 26th 2007 Cliff hangers Asia » Philippines » Mountain Province » Sagada
July 27th 2007 Terrace talk Asia » Philippines » Ifugao » Banaue
July 28th 2007 Small wonder Asia » Philippines » Mountain Province » Batad
July 31st 2007 Enveloped Asia » Philippines » Manila
August 1st 2007 Headin' for the island, tomorrow mornin' we'll be there ... Asia » Philippines » Daanbantayan
August 6th 2007 Easter island Asia » Philippines » Malapascua Island
August 7th 2007 Death of a server Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Mactan Island
August 12th 2007 The Borneo agenda Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu
August 14th 2007 It's only mountains Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Mount Kinabalu
August 15th 2007 Visiting the relatives Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
August 18th 2007 Jungle life Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kinabatangan
August 20th 2007 Bus station blues Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Sandakan
August 21st 2007 One more night Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu
August 23rd 2007 How to be a zillionaire Asia » Brunei » Bandar Seri Begawan
August 24th 2007 More bus station malaise Asia » Malaysia » Sarawak » Miri
August 26th 2007 A highly dangerous harvest Asia » Malaysia » Sarawak » Bintulu
August 27th 2007 Where isn't the beef? Asia » Malaysia » Sarawak » Sibu
August 30th 2007 Ailurophilia Asia » Malaysia » Sarawak » Kuching
September 1st 2007 Eyeful towers Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur
September 4th 2007 Country one's found in India? (9) Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta
September 7th 2007 John versus the volcano Asia » Indonesia » Java » Mount Bromo
September 18th 2007 My future retirement home (part 1) Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
September 25th 2007 My future retirement home (part 2) Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
September 27th 2007 Back in Mac Asia » Macau
September 28th 2007 Old Canton Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou
October 1st 2007 Somewhere down the grey Li River Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo
October 3rd 2007 River town Asia » China » Guangxi » Xingping
October 6th 2007 Terrace scope Asia » China » Guangxi » Dazhai
October 8th 2007 In search of Dong Asia » China » Guangxi » Sanjiang
October 10th 2007 The Dong show Asia » China » Guizhou » Zhaoxing
October 11th 2007 A change of direction Asia » China » Guizhou » Kaili
October 24th 2007 Never saw a man so alone Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming
November 2nd 2007 The second coming of Shanghai Asia » China » Shanghai
November 6th 2007 China's first space program Asia » China » Beijing
November 19th 2007 Perfect -10 Asia » Mongolia » Ulaanbaatar
November 25th 2007 Exile on Dzerzhinskogo Street Europe » Russia » Siberia » Irkutsk
November 28th 2007 In hot water Europe » Russia » Siberia » Krasnoyarsk
November 30th 2007 Yekaterinburg hotels 1 Backpackers 0 Europe » Russia » Urals » Yekaterinburg
December 11th 2007 There lived a certain man in Russia long ago Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg
December 17th 2007 The end of the line for John Bernardovich Europe » Russia » Northwest » Moscow
December 21st 2007 Hit the north Europe » United Kingdom » England » North Yorkshire » Saltburn-by-the-Sea
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