Friday, 30 September 2011

Kunming to Luang Prabang

In which a tyre explodes and an elephant is narrowly missed
And starring a lawyer with very stinky feet

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Tiger Leaping Gorge & Lijang

In which there is an itinerary mutiny.
Starring an orchestra who nap between songs.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Dali, Shaxi and Shangri-La

In which I become a tourist attraction.
Starring a little old lady who hands out pears that taste like apples.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Pingyao to Xian and then Kunming

In which muddy warriors are tirelessly resisted.
Starring an expert in Chinese Medicine who taught me how to say ‘I don’t understand’

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Beijing to Pingyao

In which we learn that happiness comes before love.
Starring Anna Ergova, master tea buyer.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Ulaanbataar to Beijing

In which the entire train (with us in it) is lifted into the air
Starring a girl who had taught herself English

Irkutsk to Ulaanbataar

In which it takes 7 hours to travel 20kms
Starring a persistent temple keeper who demanded to see flesh

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

In which we get whipped with birch leaves
Starring the Decembrist’s wives

Thursday, 1 September 2011