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Travelled to Pakistan/China/Tibet/Vietnam
... arrived Karachi (Pakistan
) via Bangkok (Thailand
)... then travelled to/through Karachi, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Taxila, Peshawar, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Skardu, Gilgit, Karimabad, Passu, Sust (Pakistan
) and passed over the Khunjerab Pass into Tashkurgan (China
), then travelled through Kashgar, Urumqi, Tian Chi, Urumqi, Turpan, Hami, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Chengdu (China
), flew into Lhasa, Gonggar (Tibet
) Chengdu, Kunming, Nanning then crossed into Vietnam
and travelled through Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh, Mytho, Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam
), and back home via Bangkok, Koh Phangan (Thailand
Local stall at the markets in historic Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.
Breakfast stalls on the back streets, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
Up the Khyber
Late afternoon on a walkway across Trunk Road in the bustling border city, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
One of the scary bridge crossings on the spectacular Zarabad/Hussaini trek that follows the Hunza River, south of Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Everyone is welcome in the small mountain village, Passu, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
Garlic seller at the famous "Sunday Markets" where hundreds of local Uigur, Tajik, Kyrgy and Uzbek people arrive by donkey and cart each Sunday to trade their wares... a "very lively" scene, not to be missed! Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.
Couple of kids outside a clothing store in the Erdaoqiao markets, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.
Trekking the impressive Mingsha Shan sand dunes, near Dunhuang, Gansu, China.
Lunch on the River Jin with Richard, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
The imposing Potala Palace, taken late afternoon, Lhasa, Tibet.
Majestic mountain views during the reconstruction of Gandan Monastery, Dagze, Tibet.
Flying from the Tibetan Plateau and heading over the Hengduanshan Ranges that separates Tibet from China.
Hmong villagers selling their colourful embroidered garments to western tourists on Market day, Sapa, Vietnam.
Small rural village while trekking the mountains surrounding Sapa, Vietnam.
Cock fight in the back streets, Saigon (aka HCMC), Vietnam.
Other travels to China include;
South West China 2010 - Exploring South West China.
Mongolia/China 2008 - Exploring east coast China and Mongolia.