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Monthly Archives: August 2011

China (5): Tibet August 17 – September 14, 2011 Part 1

This is my third visit to Tibet and my destination was Western Tibet ( the Ngari Prefecture 阿里地区).  I travelled from Xining to Lhasa on the 1956-km long Qinghai-Tibet Railway. During my 29 days’s travel, I completed a 48-km trail  circum-ambulating  Mt Kailash 冈仁波齐峰 (6714m)转山, set foot on all the six prefectures in Tibet and … Continue reading »

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China (4) : Qinghai August 9 – 17, 2011

Khumbum Monastery, Qinghai   Qinghai 青海 situated in the northeastern part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau has a history of over 5,000 years. The Yellow River originates from the southern part of Qinghai while the Yangtze River and Mekong River both have their sources in its southwestern part. Durimg my 8-day stay in Qinghai, I visited … Continue reading »

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19 Days in Laos July 17 – August 4, 2011

Laos, a land-locked country eclipsed by its neighbours, is often forgotten or seen as a laid-back, under-developed and poor nation. I have been to all the Indochina countries except Laos and am keen to see this lost ancient kingdom. I spent 19 lovely days in northern Laos and visited the Provinces of Luang Nam Tha, … Continue reading »

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China (3): Yunnan July 8 – 16, 2011

Yunnan Province with an area of 394,100 square kilometres and a population of about 46 million (2010), is famous for its landscape and scenery, biodiversity, ethnic groups and their culture, tea and natural resources. I have been a frequent visitor to Kunming, capital city of the province since my brother Lawrence moved there in 1999. … Continue reading »

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