Taking the highest train in the world from Lhasa to Xi’an – part one

Published in: Tibet | March 16th, 2008
View from the window of the worlds highest train (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: It was a travel highlight. The highest train in the world – oxygen masks included. But the start was marred by memories and realization on what we’d just been through. Still, what was outside was another world. How could one possibly top being in Lhasa during the uprising. It wasn’t going to… Continue reading more »

Escaping Lhasa, fighting for my life’s dream

Published in: Tibet | March 15th, 2008
Small Tibetan boy wearing a hat (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Our bus was escaping Lhasa. The guides and most of the people on board wanted to return to Nepal. My journey was disappearing before my eyes. I was about to fight for my dreams. Anil left the bus as a car pulled up beside us with the travel companies name on it.… Continue reading more »

Escaping Lhasa, the end of my journey?

Published in: Tibet | March 15th, 2008
Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The riots were still ongoing, but the Chinese troops were there en masse. What’s worse, was my whole journey was about to be shut down not by Tibetans, nor the Chinese, but by tourists. It was past 1pm when our bus escorted us though Lhasa. We were heading in the opposite direction… Continue reading more »

The second Tibetan uprising

Published in: Tibet | March 14th, 2008

Travel Journal Overview: Rather than repeat what happened in Tibet during the riots here, below are two detailed accounts I’ve written up on the events. Including photographs and podcasts. Both links are located here on this website in my stories section. For those looking exact details and practical information on how to cross from Nepal… Continue reading more »

Traveling Overland through Tibet – Part two of two

Published in: Tibet | March 11th, 2008
Buddha at a Monestary in Tibet (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Travel in Tibet was surreal. Vivid landscapes like nowhere else on earth. I was about to headed into something else as well. The infamous second uprising in Tibet.  For those looking exact details and practical information on how to cross from Nepal into Tibet, then you should read my guide: How to… Continue reading more »

Traveling Overland through Tibet – Part one of two

Published in: Tibet | March 8th, 2008
Tibet

Travel Journal Overview: And so I left Nepal for Tibet. The penultimate country that wasn’t a country anymore, according to some, on my overland journey. I was carrying a mixed bag of feelings around.  The following is part one of two entries involving a daily account. For those looking exact details and practical information on… Continue reading more »

Sheeva’s Birthday, a good time to say Goodbye to Nepal

Published in: Nepal | March 3rd, 2008
Nepal - a very ancient and beautiful place, Patans streets (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: I had spent more time than I could have possibly imagined in Kathmandu, and indeed Nepal. The place that had given me the feeling of home, that place I had fought off, the place I found it hard to leave. But, leave I had to. Moving on often brings me to think… Continue reading more »