The Challenges of China August 26th 2009 Our journey into China took us on a 24 hour bus from Almaty to Urumqi. Upon boarding the Chinese owned bus, we were greeted by quite a surprise. The bus contained no seats, only beds. Once the initial shock had worn off we realised that in a country where distances are long and people are short, it makes perfect sense. Fortunately, we are sufficiently diminutive to be comfortable and managed t ... 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
Having taken a one year "career break", we've finally decided to travel the world.
We start in Kenya and then have six months to make our way (via quite a lot) to Hong Kong. From there it's on to Australia for a couple of months, before rounding off the year nicely with four months in South America.... Can't be bad!
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