Monkey King Commanding Troops (Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China) July 8th 2008 (Day 95 on the road) Zhangjiajie National Park is about six hours by train from Yichang on the Yangtze River, and it is not (yet) on the map for western tourist. It is a big thing however for Chinese tourists, as I was soon to find out. The area is renown for its magnificent karst landscape, and as you can see from the pictures, it is a truly amazing sight. Some of the solo sandstone peaks ... read more
Asia » China » Hunan » Zhangjiajie 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
Living the Dream - Ben travelled around the world - April 2008 until March 2011
In April 2008, I quit my fast-paced corporate job, sold most of my belongings, and left on a world trip - and never looked back. Starting in Berlin (Germany) and heading east, my journey would last for three years and took me across parts of Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Oceania, Central America and finally India, before returning home to Germany at the end of March 2011 after 1091 days on the road. It truly was a trip of a life-time, and the memories will stay with me forever.
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