Xi’an, China, home to the Terracotta Warriors

In Xi

Travel Journal Overview: China is home to the Terracotta army. A world heritage site that’s steeped in history, mystery and intrigue. Surely sounds like my kinda place … then again, expectations are rarely lived up to in travel. Unlike Tibet, Xi’an was like being back in the western world. Albeit in Asia. While Lhasa was …

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

View of mountains, road, and small station from the worlds highest train (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: The highest train in the world moved on, as did my travels. Mentally it was time to move on. Otherwise China would not be what it should have been. The train was for three days. We were cut off from everything other than ourselves and a dwindling menu. Vast mountain peeks the …

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

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 …

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Escaping Lhasa, fighting for my life’s dream

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. …

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The second Tibetan uprising

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 …

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Traveling Overland through Tibet – Part two of two

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 …

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