RTW3 – Datong, China – Day 222 (32)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 222 (32)DatongSaturday 16th October We really noticed the difference between the very comfortable beds here in our nice hotel compared to the usual standard issue hostel beds we’re otherwise used to. We awoke this morning completely refreshed and ready to start the day so we got […]

RTW3 – Datong, China – Day 223 (33)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 223 (33)DatongSunday 17th October With no pressing agenda for today, we slept in. In fact, we didn’t get out of bed until gone noon and so allowed our bodies to recuperate from the rigors of the past several weeks of travelling through the most difficult countries […]

RTW3 – Train to Xi’an, China – Day 224 (34)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 224 (34)Train to Xi’anMonday 18th October If there were any more tremors during the night, neither of us noticed them as we slept comfortably right through and awoke once again rested. I had received a very strange call last night from the hotel receptionist saying something […]

RTW3 – Xi-an, China – Day 226 (36)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 226 (36)Xi’anWednesday 20th October The noise from the bar did eventually die down to the point where we were able to nod off to an otherwise restful sleep. When we got up, Sandy took care of doing some laundry whilst I went out to find a […]

RTW3 – Chengdu, China – Day 228 (38)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 228 (38)ChengduFriday 22nd October Indeed last night’s train journey was no less comfortable than was the more modern Z-class train that we took from Beijing to Xi’an. The route we took was through quite a bit of mountainous terrain and we passed through a number of […]

RTW3 – Chengdu, China – Day 229 (39)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 229 (39)ChengduSaturday 23rd October Panda fever was clearly reaching epic proportions this morning, as we both woke up and got ready very quickly after the alarm went off on Sandy’s watch. Both of us were very much looking forward to seeing the famed Giant Pandas and […]

RTW3 – Chengdu, China – Day 231 (41)

China – Round The World Tour 3 2004 Day 231 (41)ChengduMonday 25th October This morning was a real struggle. Because we were later getting back from Leshan than we had originally anticipated last night, I didn’t get to sleep until rather late. As it was, I was unable to finish my daily log and only […]