Taking a … Journey to the Center of the Earth

As far as journeys go, this might be the ultimate ‘World Journey’, well, okay, the real thing, not the ride. When I think of Disney movies that deserve a ride, this would probably be far from the top of the list. Not that I have EVER seen a movie of Journey to the Center of …

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Train Journeys – Beijing to Ulan Bataar (Trans-Mongolian)

Okay. Well here I am ready to start reviewing the four segments of my journey from Beijing to Moscow, around 8000 kilometres away, via Mongolia. The trip to the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bataar was 1426 kilometres, crossing the border at Erlian (China) passing through Jinignan, Zhurihe and Dzamynude and other towns that perhaps I …

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Accommodation Review – Jade Garden Hotel, Beijing

Hi folks. Back with another review of a place I stayed, we’re now rolling out the ones from my latest adventure. In Beijing I prebooked through hotels dot com. I’ve finally got to the point where I get a free night and am actually pretty close to another so that’s very exciting. I rifled through …

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Pan-Asia Panorama – Beijing and the Great Wall

Well, following my series of panorama shots from South America I now have another well to dip into of shots from my latest trip. Starting with Beijing and the Great Wall of China. I was surprised to find that I didn’t take nearly as many as I thought I might have. Still, how many photos …

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In China. That Wall Thing. (great!)

When I went to China at the beginning of May this year, more specifically to Beijing, it was about 95% to catch the first leg of the Trans-Mongolian train journey. However, as I was going there, I decided that I wanted to get to two of China’s great historical landmarks, the Forbidden City and the …

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