How NOT to Get a Chinese Visa in Colombia – Part Two

How NOT to Get a Chinese Visa in Colombia – Part Two

(Read Part 1 Here First) Third Time Lucky? Learning from our previous two attempts to apply for visas at the Chinese Embassy in Bogota, we took a blanket and pillows with us. It was still dark when we arrived, bitterly cold and there was already a queue that stretched...
How NOT to Get a Chinese Visa in Colombia – Part Two

How NOT to Get a Chinese Visa in Colombia – Part One

The Plan When we were putting together our travel itinerary we came up with the idea of working our way up through South America from Argentina over 5 months. We would then fly out of Colombia to China. Because Chinese visas start upon receipt, we couldn’t apply for...
Travelling With Travel Sickness

Travelling With Travel Sickness

With 1 in 8 of us bearing the affliction of travel sickness at some point in our lives I know I’m not alone in my suffering. But that doesn’t make it any easier. It really is crappy and makes moving locations whilst travelling is something I often dread....
A Note To The Sleep Thieves

A Note To The Sleep Thieves

Now I’m aware that at just over 30 I’m usually a little older than most of my fellow dorm dwellers but this is the same me as I was at 20. The same me that loves a drink as much as the next man and wouldn’t begrudge anyone that. But there is a...
Hiroshima: A Hope For World Peace

Hiroshima: A Hope For World Peace

Humbled, sad, astounded, angry, heartbroken and ashamed are just a few of the emotions I felt shortly after we arrived in Hiroshima. We piled off our coach from Fukuoka at 6:30am and not being able to check into our apartment until 3pm we put our bags into a storage...