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Where Was I?
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Where Was I?

Oh yes. Mongolia. Summer 2012. Given that a certain amount of time has passed since my last efforts on this blog I will ease myself back into things by copying from the notebook I kept during the trip. 13/07/12 – Day 23 I’m sitting at the table in an idyllic camping spot by a slow, … Continue reading

Two countries ago
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Two countries ago

This blog is now running two countries behind my actual location. I’m in Russia now, writing this in a yurt on Olkhon Island in the middle of Lake Baikal; who knows when and where I’ll post it. Before Olkhon we spent twenty-four hours in Irkutsk, and before that was Mongolia. Beijing already seems like it … Continue reading

The Melancholy Gurkha
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The Melancholy Gurkha

I’ve left hot and rain-soaked Kathmandu for a cooler yet equally humid Beijing. Considering the fuss I had over how to get to China, it should have been no surprise that my actual entry into the country was far from plain sailing. I had two flights – one from Kathmandu to Kunming in China, then … Continue reading