Monthly Archives: May 2012

Farewell to China

When I was in Xi’an I was spending much of my time with Nick, an American who was teaching English up north in Harbin. He told me that he intended to write a book about the constant minor insanities of … Continue reading

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Chengdu: Pandas, the Giant Buddha of Leshan, and very very spicy food

Distance Travelled: 10,160km Date: 31st July – 5th August Arriving into Chengdu without booking accommodation is a bad thing to attempt. Fortunately, I got lucky, and was able to get myself a room in the nicest hostel I stayed in … Continue reading

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One of the most fun aspects of travelling through China is looking out for signs written in English. I’m not sure why it is, but translating into English from Chinese seems to lead to far more mistakes than anywhere else … Continue reading

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Connair: The early days of Australian Aviation and Exploration

Distance Travelled: 43,011km Date: 9th May 2012 In an attempt to write something short and quick, I thought I’d tell you about what I discovered yesterday. It’s taken me half a day to write it. Although to be fair, much … Continue reading

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Huashan: A long climb up the Great Flower Mountain

Distance Travelled: 9562 miles Date: 29th – 30th July Huashan is one of the five sacred Taoist mountains of China and is found roughly 120km outside of Xi’an- a 2.5 hour bus ride away (in China, that’s a short bus ride. … Continue reading

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