It's bloody freezing! March 4th 2009 Crossing the border to China, the temperature changed dramatically. What's the first thing we did once we got to Nanning? Well Annie dug out the various jackets she had buried at the bottom of her rucksack and i went out and bought a coat. How depressing is this, it's warmer at home than it is where we are right now! And we only have t-shirts. I see a shopping spree on the horizon... We stayed in ... read more
Asia » China 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
The thing I love most about travelling is that it forces you to live in the moment. You never really think more than a few days ahead, if that. It's about what you're doing now. How do we get there? Where does that go? I wonder what that's like. And it gives you an incredible feeling of freedom. At home, we bog ourselves down with worries and plans that keep us focused on what will happen in the future. But when travelling, all that stuff doesn't matter. You deal with it when it happens.
In 2008/09 I went backpacking round the world. Well, some of it. I'm... full info