My final overland destination: Shanghai, China

The Bund, Shanghai, China - Final Destination (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: This is it, my final entry in the overland journey from Portugal to China in search of a place called home. Fresh with a new laptop, I had just one last task to accomplish. Shanghai is the final destination in a overland journey Nerdish qualities aside I did of course spend my …

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How to buy a laptop in Shanghai?

Neon lights on East Najing Road (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: This was it, my final destination, Shanghai, China. The adventure wasn’t over yet though. Having sold my laptop in Turkey, I needed a new one. I thought China would be easy to do this in … nope Traveling from Beijing to Shanghai on a train A first class train ticket for the overnight …

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A lesser known part of the Great Wall of China

View of The Great Wall of China from a tower window (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Much like traveling in India and the Taj, when in China you have to see the Great Wall. Throw in the Beijing state dance academy, and things were moving on quite well. Visiting the Great Wall of China Naturally enough the little visited section was full of tourists. Though is this was the …

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Welcome to Bejing, now, what to do there?

View of new Beijing from old Beijing, the forbidden city (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Another capital city, and yet again Asia was proving that not all capitals have to by dry boring places. Bound by international tourists and media, Beijing was more relaxed than the rest of China. Hopefully it would lead to more things to do in my penultimate overland city. That was Stefan’s comment …

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Finding the Lost Pyramids of China

One of the Lost Pyramids in China (click to enlarge)

Travel Journal Overview: Hidden dreams in amongst a larger reality. That’s what the pyramids of China were like to me. I’d discovered them nearly 10 years previously while starting the research for this overland journey. Mini goals are important. But after 10 years they get a little obsessive. I called the girls and we all …

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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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