Tag Archives: hitch-hiking

Spotkania podróżnicze i slajdowiska w całej Polsce / Travel presentations and slideshows in Poland

Litang, China (35) - spotkania podróżnicze - header - a Westerner with a Buddhist monk
Już w lutym i marcu w całej Polsce odbędą się spotkania podróżnicze i slajdowiska, na których opowiemy o naszej 11-miesięcznej autostopowej wyprawie przez Azję. - In February and March we are organising a series of meetings and slideshows during which we will talk about our 11-month hitchhiking trip across Asia.
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Road Stories #45: Learning about Tibetan Buddhist culture in Litang

Litang, China (22) - Tibetan Buddhist praying wheels - header
After a hellish hitchhike along the Tibetan Highway, we finally arrive in Litang and all is not what we had expected. We visit the beautiful Chode Gompa monastery and stumble upon an extremely interesting Buddhist ceremony and make friends with a man dressed like a bird of prey and visit a local school. Interested?
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Road Stories #44: Hitchhiking along the Tibetan Highway

On the way to Litang, China (2) - header
We had heard much about China's most beautiful road, the Tibetan Highway and in lieu of being able to visit Tibet itself we decided to press through the driving rain in search of some of the fabled Tibetan culture hiding away in Chinese south-western hills. Beautiful yes. Slow going? Even more so. Read on and find out how it went down...
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Road Stories #43: Staying with a Dad in Guangyuan and the importance of slurping

Fancy meal in Guangyuan, China - header
Hitchhiking to Guangyuan was a chance to see the blue skies again and boy we're we happy! Pead about our couchsurfing experience of staying with a guy we'd never met's Dad and our attempts to integrate ourselves in a posh Chinese restuarant by slurping away like a couple of natives
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Road Stories #42: Being spied on in Jingning & visiting Xian a historical capital of China

Shepherd woman next to the motorway, China - header
"Crouched down on the grass I felt like John Rambo without the knife in my teeth." We continue our adventures in China with a local peeping Tom in the town of Jingning, hitchhiking with a feeder and exploring Xian, one of China's ancient capitals packed full of historical sites to see
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Road Stories #40: Hitchhiking the Kazakhstan-China border and the consequences of not registering in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan-China border crossing header
Our experience leaving the extremely hospitable Kazakhstan and making our first succesful entry into China including how we had our first taste of this diverse country before we even left, realising our crucial mistake on the border and one of the strangest, and most successful, hitchhikes of all time...
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