Philippines

Photos below…but firstly some thoughts on the Philippines: * White foreigners are called ‘Joe’. We were constantly hearing cries of ‘hey Joe’! * Colourful Jeepneys and motorbike taxis. * Poor food. Jollibee was the favourite of the awful fast food joints. * Poor people. There is a lot of poverty Read more…

Laos

Entering Laos was quite relaxed. I had forgotten to bring a passport photo for the visa, so popped into the emigration office where one of the police shot a picture, gave me 4 copies and charged just 2$. The pictures were pretty poor and certainly wouldn’t have passed any European Read more…

Yunnan Trail

From the Tiger Leaping Gorge, an old boat takes people across the river from where we headed south and over a huge pass into Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic area a Chinese AAAAA classified scenic area. On the road passing through here, there was already the toll booth where they demanded Read more…