NBeerBar Beijing 542

China Trip – 7th Stop Beijing

19 October 2013 | Places

The final leg of my little China trip was to take the bus from Datong back to Beijing – where I started – and catch a flight to Bangkok (just for the night) and on to Denpasar in Bali to meet Maureen for the Ubud Writers Festival. ▲ At the Datong bus station I wa...

View Post
SFO-Beijing - Alaska glacier 542

Aerial Views – San Francisco-Beijing

9 October 2013 | Places

Took United Flight 889 from San Francisco to Beijing, a flight that arcs way north, crossing Alaska and reaching just south of the Arctic Circle then crossing Siberia, across the Sea of Okhotsk (where the Russians shot down a straying Korean Airlines 747, killing all ...

View Post
Ulaanbaatar dinosaur 542

Trans-Mongolian Train Trip – Beijing to Ulaanbaatar

20 July 2013 | Places

1561 km from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar We’ve just finished the Trans-Mongolia train trip from Beijing to Moscow. We didn’t take the regular straight through train trip nor did we get off and on at various places along the way. We did it easy on the chartered Zar...

View Post
Ulan Ude, biggest Lenin head 542

The Trans-Mongolian Train Trip

18 July 2013 | Transport

It’s been on my wish list for too many years, but I’ve finally done the big Russian train trip. In fact there are three big Russian train trips, all of them ending in Moscow. We took the Trans-Mongolian which kicks off in Beijing, heads north through Mongolia and meet...

View Post

A Famous Poet & a Famous Willow Tree

27 July 2011 | Culture

The River Cam winds its picturesque way through the English university town of Cambridge, its tranquil waters crowded by colliding punters, its riverbanks fringed by willow trees. Behind King’s College – founded by King Henry VI in 1441 – you can find the town’s most ...

View Post