Travel Blogs from Golmud, China

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The Mysterious Qiadam Depression, Golmud, China travel blog

The Mysterious Qiadam Depression

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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Here you will find notes of our travels from Lhasa across the Tibetan Plateau to Golmud in the Qinghai province of China. We leave Lhasa, not initially for the Tibetan Plateau, but for Ganden monastery about 50km East of Lhasa. The road out of Lhasa ...

Dismembered Duck, Golmud, China travel blog

Dismembered Duck

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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Unfortunately we were joined by the rest of our cabin at 2am. Thinking they were one family – mother, father and cute little boy, we gave them our (more expensive) lower birth, so that they would have more room and could all sit together. Waking up ...

2 Days to Tibet, over the roof of the World, Golmud, China travel blog

2 Days to Tibet, over the roof of the World

A travel blog entry by kasnsqueak

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... wearing short sleeved tops. Towards the later afternoon our loudspeakers told us we were entering the Qinghai province in central west China where the Yello and Yangzi and Mekong rivers all begin in the high mountains. This province leads us south across ...

Wind roach and gooselips, Golmud, Chengdu, Kunming, China travel blog

Wind roach and gooselips

A travel blog entry by williebobs

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... pieces, mixed it with so much garlic, roast soya beans, chilli etc and presented it to us with five pairs of chopsticks. Golmud immediately grew in our estimation. The town is largely populated with Muslim Turkish/Uigurs from the west of China, so we ...

Golmud - the gateway to Tibet, Golmud, China travel blog

Golmud - the gateway to Tibet

A travel blog entry by lukeandloumann

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After being told that we would not be bush camping on our way between Dunhuang and Golmud, like we were previously going to do, we had a 10hr drive day to get to Golmud. The only reason why we were going to Golmud was to make our way to Tibet. After going ...

China   : (, Golmud, China travel blog

China : (

A travel blog entry by whereskelly

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After three trips to the bus station in Lhasa due to the language barriers. We finally left Lhasa headed for Golmud, China on a 20 hr sleeper bus. Ok I have been on a lot of horrible buses in my life. But none and really I mean none will ever compare ...

After Tibet, Golmud, China travel blog

After Tibet

A travel blog entry by champa

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Day 49 ( where has the time gone?) of our travels - day 21 in China   Yesterday, after   days, we left Tibet and entered Qinghai Province in China.  So far the Tibetan Plateau has been an amazing place.  We have experienced all ...

Bahnfahrt: Xining - Lhasa, Golmud, China travel blog

Bahnfahrt: Xining - Lhasa

A travel blog entry by irismarcel

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Tibet-Bahn Nachdem wir in den vergangenen Wochen tausende von Kilometern mit der Bahn zurueckgelegt haben, duerfen wir uns als bahnerfahren bezeichnen. Wir haben viel Wunderbares gesehen aber die Tibet-Bahn, zum Schluss unseres Bahnabenteuers, ...

To Lhasa by Train!, Golmud, China travel blog

To Lhasa by Train!

A travel blog entry by therunningdog

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... , I woke up to an incredible sunset! We were finally high on the Tibetan Plateau! Finally, all the smog of the lower provinces of China had given way to crisp, clear air. I could see 100% blue sky! On day two of the journey, the train supposedly passes ...

The middle of nowhere, literally, Golmud, China travel blog

The middle of nowhere, literally

A travel blog entry by rowananddave

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... for a bit) making four lads on the back seat, great. We drove off into the night making good progress as we left Golmud and entered the nothingness that is the Tibetan Plateau. 100kms later the Jeep's radiator decided to empty itself on the tarmac and ...

Dos dias en el trenecito lere lere also in English, Golmud, China travel blog

Dos dias en el trenecito lere lere also in English

A travel blog entry by raquel_chiel

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... - it get's locked 20 minutes before every station - and when it gets cleaned, empties your bin and provides slippers. After Golmud the sinks and toilets start to get clogged with the various items the travellers have spit out in them. There are food ...

Moving right along..., Golmud and Dunhuang, China travel blog

Moving right along...

A travel blog entry by tomer

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... so we went back to the ticket counter to the lady that sugested it and tried to buy a ticket. Her reaction: "POLICE! POLICE! GOLMUD HOTEL! POLICE! NO NO NO" So we went to the Golmud hotel CITS (Chinese screw the tourist official travel agency) which ...

"rocket to the rooftop of the world"

A travel blog entry by tallbird_lankey

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... tunnel at 16,093ft..... The Chinese are justifiably well chuffed!! Unfortunately for the Tibetans this has opened the floodgates from China into Tibet (though obviously it's all part of the same country since the motherland "liberated" the Tibetans from ...

Some photos, Golmud, China travel blog

Some photos

A travel blog entry by champa

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Transit, Golmud, China travel blog

Transit

A travel blog entry by dinoshona

Transit, still on the train ...

En train, Golmud, China travel blog

En train

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Golmud - last chance to breathe!, Golmud, China travel blog

Golmud - last chance to breathe!

A travel blog entry by sianandjim

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... to Lhasa. For that matter it's probably going to be our last chance to breathe easily as at a little over 3,000 metres Golmud is positively oxygen-flooded compared to the dizzy heights we're going to be ascending in a few days. Sian found our ...

World's highest railway, Golmud, China travel blog

World's highest railway

A travel blog entry by fredtrip

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... light headed - only available between Golmud and Tibet. Between Xining and Golmud the tracks pass by Qinghai Lake - China's largest. But it's the Golmud-to-Lhasa sector which offers the most breathtaking scenery. That segment also is the world's highest ...

Lhasa-Beijing Express, Golmud, China travel blog

Lhasa-Beijing Express

A travel blog entry by ruudbatta

Took a trip on worlds highest railroad!! From October 20th, 8.00AM to October 22nd, ...

goodbye old friend, Golmud, China travel blog

goodbye old friend

A travel blog entry by blummo

נסעתי מקאשגאר בדרך המשי הדרומית אשר עוקפת ...

Arret a Golmund, Golmund, China travel blog

Arret a Golmund

A travel blog entry by nycos

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... sur la majeure partie du parcours et  cest plutot joli. Il y a aussi de la neige a notre arrivee a la station de Golmud vers 23h. Ces moments ou on arrive dans une nouvelle ville sont tpujours un peu deroutant mais je commence a avoir l habitude. ...

transit..., Golmud, China travel blog

transit...

A travel blog entry by dinoshona

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Desert Bushcamp, Bush Camp near Golmud , China travel blog

Desert Bushcamp

A travel blog entry by leonnatmckenna

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still tired and not in good humour we set off late in the afternoon to find a bush camp. We ended up finding a lovely spot in the desert with snow capped mountains in the back ground. Leon and a few of the lads found some wood and we had a great night ...

Map pin only, Golmud, China travel blog

Map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

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Sandunes in the Desert & the Black Hole of Golmud, Golmud, China travel blog

Sandunes in the Desert & the Black Hole of Golmud

A travel blog entry by mikeandfi

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... visible in the landscape pictures with the poplar trees in front. The trees are a kilometres from the dunes.  Back to reality. Golmud is described as a Black Hole. It may be in some areas like the road in, where we crossed polluted salt flats ...

Highest train ride in the world, Golmud, China travel blog

Highest train ride in the world

A travel blog entry by sarahbooth

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... stay long. Back to my room by midnight and the end of a film in English. Wednesday the 13th of September 2006. Moving on from Golmud (Geermu) to Dunhuang, 33 miles. I slept really well and at 08:15 had a Chinese breakfast. It's always good to get your ...

Longest Day of a tour EVER, Golmud, China travel blog

Longest Day of a tour EVER

A travel blog entry by leonnatmckenna

... of clothing, blankets and sleeping bags, though sleeping itself was not about to happen! Finally 48 hours after the flat tyre we reach Golmud (a mining town) at 5 in the morning. Tired and grumpy we all headed to the hotel for few hours sleep and a much ...

The Worlds Highest Train  -  Lhasa to Xian, Golmud, China travel blog

The Worlds Highest Train - Lhasa to Xian

A travel blog entry by portways

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... engineering beligerance. They decided they needed a railway to Tibet, so they bloody well built it. It cost US$4.1 billion, more than China has spent on Hosptals and Schools in Tibet over the last 50 years combined. 80% is at an altitude of over 4,000m, ...

Entering Qinghai, but STILL on the Tibetan Plateau, Golmud, China travel blog

Entering Qinghai, but STILL on the Tibetan Plateau

A travel blog entry by jasonfults

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... by the lowlands of the Sichuan Basin of China." The Chinese government spent six years building this railway to connect Golmud to Lhasa, formerly only traversable by bus. 1100 kilometers of track and >$3 billion later, they succeeded, against all ...

Operation Desert Sandstorm!, Golmud, China travel blog

Operation Desert Sandstorm!

A travel blog entry by kai.berlick

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Adele and I were up early for the second part of our cook group responsibilities, breakfast. We had the tent down and everything packed away by 6am to get the tables out, water boiled and toast toasted by 6.30am. Unlike our first cook groups where we had ...

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