This ain't no sleeping dragon October 8th 2010 Crossing the border from Mongolia into China is a funny affair. For us, the border crossing took place at midnight so no one was allowed off the train to watch the bogie's being changed. Instead we all watched from the window as our train was separated into pieces, hoisted up into the air and then lowered onto a new gauge to fit the Chinese rails. It was actually pretty amazing to watch and most o ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing 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
A couple of mid 20 year olds, started this blog back in 2006. We left our homeland of New Zealand and set off on our trip of a lifetime.
These entries follow our travels from our New Zealand to London and back again. Total geeks - no Las Vegas or full moon parties here. We used '1001 Natural wonders' to plan our trips. Sometimes riding 5 hours on the back of a motorbike to see a waterfall or random rock formation.
Since arriving back home in New Zealand in 2011, travels haven't been much of a priority. The arrival of our amazing little baby has made us hang up our backpacks for a little... full info