Monthly Archives: April 2017


It has been hard to log on to the internet since being in China and although I posted blog most days was unable to add photos. Here are some from the Botanic Gardens, The Waterfall and the visit to the

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Jinsha to Chongqing

  This was a day that we planned to arrive at our destination middle of the day. However the heavy rain and a few delays saw us arriving closer to 2pm. What a wonderful city. With a population close to

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Guanling to Zhijn to Jinsha

  This was a day full of photos that I hope I can post. The most amazing limestone caves. It was a 6 km walk through the cave and we saw every limestone shape imaginable. How names are produced for

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Luoping to Guanling

We headed off from the hotel at 8am…our usual time with Vulcan in the lead. Morning tea stop was at the Xingyl gorge. We walked down into the gorge for some lovely photos and then continued onto the Huangguoshu waterfall

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Wine and more architecture

Wine and More Wine – OleBilbao OLD and NEW Monday dawned sunny and warm and we headed down to the Guggenheim Museum, even though it is closed we wanted to relish the slick titanium skin, contrasted against the smooth pale limestone blocks. Everything glistened in the bright morning sun, reflections of the curved surfaces bounced off the water surrounding the metal walls and the metallic sculptures in the forecourts around the Guggenheim. Did you know that every surface in the building is curved and there are no straight lines thus emphasising the organic flowing lines of this magnificent Frank Gehry masterpiece Tomorrow we’ll visit this amazing museum along with our Silk Road companions Pat and David who we are travelling with around Spain and Portugal in our trusty MGs. Hop on and off buses have always been a favourite and quick way of acquainting ourselves with a city. We cruised around the narrow streets enjoying the views from the top deck. We were diverted by police a few times into the back streets because of a rally of thousands of people marching along the main thoroughfare of the city. Red, white and Green flags and banners waving, fire crackers exploding, releasing clouds of smoke. How We hopped off a The Mercado de la Ribera one of the largest fresh food markets in Europe and we arrived just in time for some Pintxos which we enjoyed with a beer and Sangria. So many delicious sweet and savoury munchies to choose from – what a treat!

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