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Old 05-06-14, 10:15 AM
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Escaping China

Hello,

I moved to China for work and have lived here there for last 5 years now. I've kind of reached the stage where I want to take a break for a while. I really enjoy travel, I've done some train journeys across Europe, some motorbiking in China and completed the Rickshaw Run a while back. I heard awesome and crazy stuff about long distance adventure touring and have decided to give it a bash.

I've got zero experience, and will most likely make an arse out of myself, but come June I will set off from HK and see what happens.

I wanted to join this forum as I feel it would be great to hear other peoples experiences and get some expert knowledge

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Hey Oliver,

Welcome to BF.

Take a camera and share the pics.
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Welcome to BF! I’ve read that one of the world’s greatest “adventure tours” is the Lhasa to Kathmandu trip on the Friendship Highway. Not exactly anywhere near HK, but maybe some day (?)...
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Welcome to BF! I’ve read that one of the world’s greatest “adventure tours” is the Lhasa to Kathmandu trip on the Friendship Highway. Not exactly anywhere near HK, but maybe some day (?)...
The big vision is to make it all the way back home to England. I really want to make it to the Friendship Highway, but not sure how easy it is to get into Tibet. Plan B would be the Karakoram Highway. That's quite a long way off, will see how i get on in the south China leg first.
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Hey Oliver,

Welcome to BF.

Take a camera and share the pics.
Hey, thanks! I'm laying down a plan now for the kind of shots i want to take. Any suggestions/ creative ideas on how to make the most of the trip would be much appreciated. I do marketing for a living and go a bit nuts for this stuff. There are some incredible videos out there. I'm taking these two as a benchmark, they're both very very cool:

Christoph Rehage - the Longest Way
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ky6vgQfU24

STA - Move
MOVE - STA Travel Australia - YouTube
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