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Kunming to China


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My first stop in China was the Yunnan capital of Kunming, a prosperous metropolis with a lot going on in and around.

Blog - Kunming Into China

21 files, last one added on Jul 12, 2008
Album viewed 33 times

Dali Days


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The old town of Dali lays on the banks of a lake backed by beautiful mountains and waterfalls. It was a magical place indeed.

Blog - Dilly Dali-ing

24 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2008
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Old Lijiang


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Probably one of the most magical towns I've visited in all my travels, the old Lijiang is criss crossed with canals. Sit on a bridge and watch small candle-lit offering float by and soon you find yourself in a different time.

Blog - The New Old Lijiang

16 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
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Tiger Leaping Gorge


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One of the most famous gorges in China may not exist in a few years as more dams are built, but it was one of the highlights of my trip.

Blog - Tiger Leaping Gorge

37 files, last one added on Jul 24, 2008
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Shangri-La


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Home of the second biggest Tibetan monastery in the world, 60000 monks and 3500m of fun.

Blog - Shangri-La Di Da

28 files, last one added on Jul 25, 2008
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The Road to Feilai Si


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Almost worth the price of admission alone, the road to Feilai Si on the border of Tibet was a spectacular combination of canyon, alpine, and cobblestoned scenery as it climbs to over 4000m.

Blog - The Road to Fei Lai Si

21 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2008
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Mingyong Glacier Hike


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Eleven hours of trekking brought us cross-country down from Fei Lai Si through an abandoned village and a second much more lively Tibetan one to a ridge along the Mekong river and finally at the foot of the Mingyong Glacier.

Blog - Mingyong Glacier Hike: Journey of Legends

24 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2008
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Summit Hike


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Day two in the Himalayas was a walk up to the summit of a nearby mountain, as we moved from forest to meadow and finally rocky crag starting at 3500m and working our way up to 4700m.

Blog - 4660 Metres Above the Sea

24 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2008
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Yubeng Hike


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A two-day trek to a Tibetan village named Yubeng started in rain and ended in the most stunning weather and panoramas imaginable. The village, life, and scenery made this a highlight of my trip.

Blog - I Trek, Yubeng

42 files, last one added on Jul 31, 2008
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Shanghai Schenanigans


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Shanghai is one of the most modern cities in the world in one of the most ancient countries. Needless to say, the contrasts are fascinating.

Blog - Shanghai Byes (and Buys)

44 files, last one added on Aug 03, 2008
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Xi'an


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One of the few cities in China with intact city walls, their 14 km length contain plenty of treasures still worth protecting today. And if they're not enough, an army of almost 8000 terracotta soldiers waits nearby.

Blog - Xi'an Aura

23 files, last one added on Aug 07, 2008
Album viewed 36 times

Beijing


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My last stop in Asia and on my mammoth 2007-2008 tour was the capital of China, the home of the Olympics, and definitely a stop to remember.

Blog - Get Out (of) The Expansive China

71 files, last one added on Aug 16, 2008
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Random files - Asia
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Shimao Tower16 views60 Stories anchoring Peoples' Square.
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Bored Bear14 viewsHe's seen it all before.
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Incense and Peppermint (Gum)20 viewsAll sorts of sticks painted and ready to be covered in powdered incense.
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Elephant Climbing23 viewsAs you can see, some of the hills were a bit vertical.
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Mar Our Tuk Tuk Driver23 viewsAlways happy to take us around town for a fairly reasonable fee.
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Cat Ba Bay17 viewsThe next morning, a '3 hour' trek up the mountains of Cat Ba.
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All that Glitters23 viewsIs either gold or silver.
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Cloud Shroud16 viewsThe path wound its way through clouds and along the hills.

Last additions - Asia
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Not Going To Miss35 viewsThere are a few things I won't miss about China. Rolled up shirts are one of them.Aug 16, 2008
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The Flying Fox41 viewsNot to brag or anything, but this was one heck of a flying fox.Aug 08, 2008
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Fast Way Down39 views20 minutes walking or a Flying Fox trip to the bottom? Decision made.Aug 08, 2008
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Back at the Bridge35 viewsThe Simatai crossing.Aug 08, 2008
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Suspense Bridge36 viewsWooden planks are not the only thing near the end of their ropes.Aug 08, 2008
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View of Simatai32 viewsIn the upper left you can see the bridge and lake that mark Simatai, the end of my journey.Aug 08, 2008
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Final Towers34 viewsIf you look in the distance you can see the wall goes on but my destination is at the bottom of that valley.Aug 08, 2008
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Reclaiming the Wall32 viewsIt came from the Earth and the planet wants it back. Weeds have taken over a thousand years but they're breaching China's defences.Aug 08, 2008