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Travelling the Silk Road in China

Trade routes don’t come more evocatively named than the Silk Road. This ancient trade route linked Rome with China, and was the means by which these two great civilisations exchanged goods and ideas. Named for the silk that made its way fro...
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Trans Siberian Train Blog, My Crazy Experiences

Russian only grants 30 day visas, and considering the train itself takes about 7 solid days, it doesn’t give you a lot of time to do what you wanna do as you make your way along the journey. That combined with the fact that I got side-track...
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Top 5 Things to See in Xian

Xian is probably my favourite city in China, it’s got great character, plenty of things to see, banging nightlife and it’s pretty close to Beijing. Naturally it’s on the map internationally thanks to the Terracotta Warriors but in truth it...
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4 Awesome Modern Buildings to See in Beijing

With everyone (rightly) obsessing with the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall in Beijing, China’s Capital has been putting up some pretty funky modern buildings when nobody’s been watching! I’ve spent alm...
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3 Temples Not To Miss in Beijing

Beijing is too big to try and see everything unless you have a month or so (like me!), so I thought I’d list some of the stuff you really can’t miss. Along with the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, Beijing’s modern building...
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