Tag Archives: China

Return to Canton

It had been three and a half years after our last trip to Hong Kong. Then it was a gateway to China where we stayed a month. This time it would be a stop-over on the way to Japan for Easter. The last trip involved meeting up with friends who were passing through. This time we […]

Hello From The Other Side!!

There used to be small flags on the tables in this room – but each side kept knocking the other side’s flags down. So we then removed the flags! On hearing those words Karen and I realized the enormity of our situation, standing about 6 feet deep inside North Korea and surrounded by armed soldiers. How […]

Weekly Photo Challenge:Broken

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken.” For centuries a chain of fortifications kept the inhabitants of Greater China safe from attack from the Mongol Hordes. Today it lies mostly in ruins – scavenged to almost nothing. This was one of the towers at a section of the Great Wall at Jinshangling.

Sydney Diaries: Year of The Sheep

So the Horse has bolted and we are left standing alone. Alone that is, until we felt something licking at our boots. Looking down we see a big white wooly jumper with 4 black legs and a curious look in it’s eyes! Aha.. it is a Sheep and this is it’s year! Outside of China […]

Reeling in the Year:2014

Today marks one year since we pulled on our rucksacks and said goodbye to Lucy and Martin in Greenwich, London. We boarded the train to Heathrow with a one way ticket to Perth Australia via Delhi, Bangkok and Bali. Our tummies were tumbling, there was mixture of excitement, fear, sadness and nerves inside. Little did […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

This week’s Photo Challenge is Dreamy. Based on this I thought of somewhere we had been on this trip that felt like we were in a dream. Everywhere has been a wee bit surreal but the closest place to a dreamscape is the Huangshan Mountains in Southern China. (These were the mountains as shown in […]

7 Months in Asia

As we board the flight to Perth we have realised that it is just over 7 months travel in Asia that has just been completed. To commemorate this here is some Top 7 lists of our incredible journey so far. (n.b Each item has a link to that post!)   Written by John AND Karen! […]