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The Silk Road

Written by Jess Dan. Posted in China, Kazakhstan

Our brief stint in China ground to a halt at the Korgas border post with Kazakhstan. The Kazakhs over the other side were holding their annual celebrations for the end of the second world war which went on for five days. We found a cheapish spot to set up for four nights at 100Y and I caught the overnight sleeper bus back and forth to Urumqi to pick up our passports with our shiny new Kazakh visas. Too my surprise the visa we had been issued had already started ticking the day prior, and by the time we finally crossed the border we were on day 5 of our 30 day non-renewable visa.

Vietnam and China

Written by Jess Dan. Posted in China, Vietnam

Arriving at the Vietnam border with Laos at we met an immigration point that was closed for lunch for another two hours. There was a trickle of people steadily coming in to the gate, but no crowd, this was an entrance used by very few.