Silk Road by MGB – China & Kazakhstan Day 47 to 57
5 June 2017 | Places
I’m in to Uzbekistan now on Day 65, but here’s a quick catch up from Day 47 to 57
Day 49 – Dunhuang is famous for its Buddhist caves and for the Singing Sand Dunes. The caves were indeed terrific, but after Maijishan it was hard to be impressed. The sand dunes, how...
On the Road – Part 3
31 May 2017 | Transport
We’re at Day 60 on our Silk Road by car odyssey, out of China, through Kazakhstan and into Kyrgyzstan, but here are some final thoughts on driving in China after covering 10,500km from the Laos border to the Kazakhstan one.
▲ My car, Burgundy, in trouble. It was to...
Toilets in China
26 May 2017 | Living
One of the pleasures (or at least conveniences) of travel in China today is the huge number of public toilets. Once upon a time they were hard to find and when you found one you often wished you hadn’t.
◄ Toilet sign in Pingyao
Now they seem to be everywhere and...
Curiosities & General Strange & Weird Stuff in China
25 May 2017 | The rest
▲ We had a wonderfully loud and raucous restaurant evening in the village of Duoyishu, in the rice terrace area of Yuanyang. The Chinese group at the next table were ripping in to the alcohol, toasting us, generally getting more and more in to the party spirit, culmin...
Silk Road by MGB – China Stops Day 30 to Day 46
24 May 2017 | Places
We’re at Day 53 and almost across China in our long trek from Bangkok to London (well to Abingdon, where they once made MGs). Here are a few more of our China stops en route:
▲ On Day 30 we were at Huangshan, one of China’s best known mountain sites and the view fr...