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Reminiscing About Leg 3 – The China to Singapore Photo Gallery

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While I was stuck in Quetta (Pakistan) last week I had the chance to reminisce about previous sections of the journey. Leg 3 from China to Singapore was the toughest, most frustrating and challenging section of the journey. But over time the wounds have started to heal and on reflection there many highlights, satisfying memories and great photos.
If you…

The Karakoram Highway – The 50 Best Scenic Photos

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My 10 day trip up the Karakoram Highway in Pakistan to the Khunjerab Pass (and Chinese border) was punctuated with amazing views every day.
Here are the 50 best scenic photos from my journey. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed the drive. It was simply one of the best scenic drives in the world.
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The Karakoram Highway – Wow Wow Wow, 3 Cups of Coffee & 60 Minutes on a Leaky Boat

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The Hills of Murree
(Murree, Pakistan)
I left Islamabad at 6am to get an early start. Besham was the target for the day and it was going to be a long drive. I was expecting to see my first Police escorts at some point along the way as well.
The morning drive up past Murree was very pretty. It is…

China Part 3 – The Slow Road to Happiness, The Flood, and The Great Chinese Dumpling Challenge

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The morning after the accident was a slow start. Nobody was sure what to expect. None of us had ever been in this situation before. Still there were things to do. I needed to fixed Boris’ right rear spring. I’d been driving on it for over 1000km, and a solution need to be found before I disabled my car even…

China Part 2 – The Great Wall of China, The Storm, and The Accident

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Gobi Desert Camping Spot
(China)
The trucks gave the bikers a wide berth the next day. Fun had given them the name and address for the hotel in Hami, and they were free to make their own way. The trucks would continue at their own pace. For the first time Fun travelled in Ivor, and I had a different companion…

China Part 1 – Unhappy Campers, Bike Wankers and Butt Spankers

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My apologies if the following 3 part series on China comes across as petty and spiteful in places. It was a tough section of the trip. Much tougher than I’d anticipated. As a result, it’s only since I’ve left China that I’ve been able to write the story, as I have started to physically, and mentally recover from the trauma…

Is that the Tourgat Pass? It sure is!! – Leg 2 Complete

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Hi everybody,
Just a quick note to say Boris, Kiwi Ted and I have made it to the Chinese border. Today we cross over into China over the Tourgat Pass to Kashgar. We are now part of a group of fellow overlanders (6 bikes, 2 trucks and 1 guide).
We’ll be crossing over the pass as you read this. It’s…

Middle Kingdom – Part 2

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After the smokey haze of the lowlands we were glad to be climbing into the mountains. These were the eastern reaches of the Himalayas, and we were headed to Juigaihou (or as we called it, GI Joe). A world heritage park, this national park was a series of waterfalls and beautiful azure blue pools cascading down from the mountains. But…

The Middle Kingdom

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Location:  26° 52′ 22″ North, 100° 14′ 06″ East (Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China)
Distance from Sydney: 8,646km
China. The Middle Kingdom. Home to the Giant Panda, the noodle, and about 1.3 billion people. It is impossible to approach China without pre-concieved perceptions; many words and ideas come to mind. Awakening super power, industrial power house, communism, proud dynastic history, environmental…

China and the Yangtze – a step back in time

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CHINA - The name along evokes a myriad of emotions and images; the worlds largest population, communism, take out food, Chairman Mao, tai chi, the Great Wall, and tea. The country is all this and more. The enormity of the country is as intimidating as it’s history and we feel the three weeks we spent there in 2000 barely scratched the…

China – De laatste dagen

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Na ons vertrek uit Kunming zijn we naar het “Stone Forrest” gereden, een UNESCO werelderfgoed site waar een aantal vreemde rotsformaties staan (het lijkt een greet stenen bos, vandaar de naam). Toen we daar aankwamen waren er volop werkzaamheden, ze zijn het park aan het uitbereiden. Wij vroegen ons af waarom, want de formaties lagen alleen in het stukje wat…

China – Lijang, Dali en Kunming

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Langaam aan dalen we van het Tibetaans plateau en gaan we verder naar zuid oost China. Het hooggebergte maakt plaats voor groene bossen en rijstvelden. De temperatuur begint ook aangenaam te worden en kunnen alweer zonder alle lagen Goretex. De eerste echte Chinese stad die we aandoen is Lijang in de provincie Yunnan, waar we net buiten het oude centrum…

中國駕駛考試!or the Chinese Driving Test!

By Johno
Following a bone-shaking all-dayer to Mount Everest Base Camp the team pushed further into Tibet to face the horror of the Chinese driving test.~

Capitalist Communism
We had heard mixed things about the Chinese driving test, ranging from, “Don’t bother with it, just bribe your way out of any document checks” to “It’s a two-hour written test with…