Monthly Archives: September 2010

Arzur’s wander : Chronique d’un tour du monde en auto-stop

Arzur’s wander : Chronique d’un tour du monde en auto-stop

Arzur’s wander: Chronicle of a round the world tour Hitchhiking  

Stories of a journey all around the World by hitch-hiking

In French

http://arzurwander.wordpress.com/

Central Asia

 Central Asia

 

Corine and Stefan are counting down “the sleeps” to the travel in Central Asia. Leaving August 19, 2010. Why Central Asia you ask? Corine has been packing around a copy of the Adventures of Marco Polo, a 1948 edition. The year of her birth you know. Anyway, she had been romanticizing for ever about the travels of Marco and his father and uncle. Also, Corine had been reading about the much earlier travels of Hsuan-Tsang, the Buddhist pilgrim of the 7th Century. Hsuan-Tsang walked across deserts and climbed incredible mountain passes from China to India and back over 20 years in search of truth. We read about the foreign devils who pillaged the ancient Buddhist sites along the Silk Road and dreamed about seeing the ruins that remain along the Silk Road, the architecture, the high pastures, the reed and wool screens, yurts, beautiful carpets; and meeting the resilient people who have survived and thrived in economic, political, religious, environmental and even geographical chaos. Stefan quickly became a willing collaborator when he realized that we would be able to hike in the Pamirs with passes being at 3700m. Packing with the thoughts of trekking with a backpack at that altitude has meant paring down to a change of underwear and socks, sleeping bag, rain gear and of course, water filter. In the eyes of many, this is not a very relaxing or glamous trip, but Corine is counting on being able to shop for haute couture in Beijing on the way home, in November. We have been inspired by good friends (Sue and John) and family (Roger, Shelley, Chris, and Pete) who have traveled to the ‘Stans and/or Xinjiang and hope that the record of our trip will bring back good memories for them.

http://frick-centralasia.blogspot.com/
09/10

Huqelberry’s Adventures

 

  –  A Travel Journal

Having given up my job recently, I have decided on a second world tour!  It has been nearly seven years since the last one, so its about time.  This time I start in Central Asia, then on to India and China.  I intend to end up in (Eastern and Southern) Africa via a few countries in the MIddle East.

 

 

 

 http://huqelberry.posterous.com/
 09/10

AfricaBound

 AfricaBound

Currently on an extended honeymoon travelling through Asia.

http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/AfricaBound/

8 Months through Asia, Middle East and Africa

8 Months through Asia, Middle East and Africa

Thoughts, descriptions, pictures, ponders, wonders, thought bubbles, anything that the wonderful faculty called “mind” conjures up while I am away from “normal life” for eight months

http://ewalivesonthebeach.blogspot.com/

THE LONG HORSE RIDE BLOG

THE LONG HORSE RIDE BLOG

FROM BEIJING TO LONDON ON HORSEBACK BETWEEN THE OLYMPICS

http://thelonghorseride.blogspot.com/
09/10

Hope is a one way street

Hope is a one way street

This is the online home of Ben Wright: blogger, pastor, singer, songwriter, musician, husband, father, friend.

In seven days I’ll be boarding a flight bound for Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where my Mom, Dad and two teenage sisters like to hangout in their down time.

http://www.ibenwright.com/

Alpinist Magazine

 Alpinist Magazine

Alpinist Magazine is an archival-quality, quarterly publication dedicated to world alpinism and adventure climbing. The pages of Alpinist capture the art of ascent in its most powerful manifestations, presenting an articulation of climbing and its lifestyle that matches the intensity of the pursuit itself.

http://www.alpinist.com/

In a spy’s footsteps

In a spy’s footsteps

Ottawa author retraces historic journey across China

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Book+review+footsteps/3599381/story.html
29/09/2010

Alpinist Magazine

Alpinist Magazine

Alpinist Magazine is an archival-quality, quarterly publication dedicated to world alpinism and adventure climbing. The pages of Alpinist capture the art of ascent in its most powerful manifestations, presenting an articulation of climbing and its lifestyle that matches the intensity of the pursuit itself.

http://www.alpinist.com/