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After an eventful day, I was exhausted and I slept heavily. Breakfast was similar to the previous day and soon we were off…heading south toward Golmud…and TIBET.
Leaving Dunhuang, an unfinished rail track ran parallel on our right hand side. As the terrain became duney, huge concrete pillars appeared, completely uniform in distance apart and inch perfect in height. This section was a maze ...
If we do get into Tibet it will only be the second time in about 5 years.
Most people are taking it in their stride, and I hope those who feel like they are being ********e by, don't take it out on the crew, it is really not their fault.
Next time you hear from me we will either be in Lhasa or somewhere else making our way through China to Laos/Vietnam having failed to get into ...
On our miles covered it has been hard to do a full 360deg rotation and not see a crane, a semi build 12 story housing development, a new road or new rail tracks being laid.
This is a beautiful country but I do just hope the China can balance their construction and growth with conserving the natural beauty of their country.
The Rivers have no water
Most rivers we have followed have been dried up valleys with ...
The Qingzang railway
We took the extraordinary train out of Lhasa to Xian, We had been offered flights - quicker and for the same price, but I really wanted to do this trip overland - I think that trains show you the country far better than the sealed bubble of Airports and flying from destination to destination. And this 34 hr trip was fantastic and was an extraordinary eye opener for all of us.
... went to bed, we thought it was starting torain or atleastit soundedlike it was from the noise on the tent so i got out and started to close the fly doors and peg them out, Gai and jeff were camping beside us and Jeff got out to do the same thing, as I was peggin the first doorout the wind picked up and ripped the door from my hand, i was a bit stunned and went to pick up the door again when all of a sudden the whole tentstarted to move a bit and the wind was ...