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Sanya, Hainan Island

Sunday, November 16, 2014 After a day at sea and on route from Hong Kong to Vietnam, we docked for 2 days at Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Not much to this place really. It’s being marketed as the ‘Hawaii of China’, because…

Hong Kong

Monday, November 10, 2014 After a long, tiring flight (these long hauls usually are) on Qatar Airlines from Brussels, via Doha – somehow we’d expected more of that airline… will have to try Emirates next – we arrived in Hong…

China: Border Crossing and Documentation

This post is about the government documentation we needed and obtained to bring our car and ourselves into China. China in General There apparently is no such thing as independent vehicle travel through China for western tourists like us. This…

Jǐníng (济宁)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 We had a leisurely morning, since we were waiting to hear news about Ivor. All went well in the end. Around 2:30pm we set off with Marijke and Coen to go and find remnants of the…

Dàtóng (大同)

Sunday, May 11, 2014 After our visit to the Hanging Monastery we drove to Dàtóng were we arrived before noon and checked in to our hotel. This was again a ‘Home Inn’, a chain we’ve come to like: nice, clean…

Húnyuán (浑源)

Saturday, May 10, 2014 We woke up to find that it had been raining overnight. A little surprising, as we haven’t seen rain in a good while. Another long day of driving planned so everyone was ready to head north…

Píngyáo (平遥)

Thursday, May 8, 2014 Another longish day of driving most of which were on the express-way to save some time and ease the pain a little. The afternoon activity was a guided visit to Zhangbi Underground Castle. The locals built…

Hánchéng (韩城)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 After a wonderful three day break in Xi’an it was time to continue the journey north. We got up and away early to try and beat the morning traffic, we were partly successful. The first stop…

Xī’ān (西安)

Saturday, May 3, 2014 Another long drive on fast and free roads. First we had to back-track to Baoji along the same road as the previous day and then continued along the expressway to Xī’ān. In fact we actually stayed…