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This is the Asian chapter
Nomadic Gatherings.

If you would just like to dive in:

More to Come.

Budget Travellers


Street Kitchen, copyright Michel Guntern.

Asia is a traveller's favourite, the overland route of what is now Lonely Planet; with a phrasebook in one hand and chopsticks in the other you can go far for less.

Singapore -- Stop Over For Many.

Adequately covered in the travel sections of the week-end qualities, and other leisure magazines, Singapore is a popular stop-over for flights from Europe to Australia.

Thailand -- Bangkok Oriental City.

The overall picture is not solely flesh, the girls for sale are mainly concentrated around a few side streets, but the traffic is everywhere.

Laos -- Across The Mekong.

From the streets of Nong Khai, Thailand, steep steps lead down to the river where small boats regularly took across passengers. You used to pay the ferryman, and look up at the narrower steps leading to Laos.

Vietnam -- The Ho Chi Minh Trail.

The modern Ho Chi Minh Trail starts in Hanoi, and takes in Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Dalat, Saigon, and all the little 'should sees' in between.

Indian Subcontinent -- The Indian Experiece.

The senses are truly aroused in India. The colour of the women's clothes, and the abundance of jewellery is a photographer's paradise. You will need plenty of film; not just for the Taj Mahal.

Photo Gallery -- From The Land of Karma.

A small slide show bringing you various quality images from the land of the karma -- six stunning shots from The Sacred Cow to the Taj Mahal.

Hong Kong -- The Gateway to China.

The British have gone, and with them the noon-day gun tradition, but Hong Kong has always been very Chinese, and the best place to get visa's for the People's Republic.

China -- First Impressions Of Beijing.

Bicycles flow silently, like shoals of fish; an intense volume shifting effortlessly, through an even greater mass.

China in '88 -- Chairman Mao Suits.

Mahjong in the park and gold teeth smiles. Sadly the Chairman Mao suits are disappearing fast, and gold teeth cost more today.

More to Come.

Travel Notes:
Asian Travel Guides.


Nomadic Gatherings - Travels in Asia and Australia

Travel on trains and buses in Asia, then jump into cars with complete strangers in Australia and New Zealand as Michel introduces you to a collection of characters that bring Nomadic Gatherings to life.

If you can't afford to buy a copy of Nomadic Gatherings, the chapters are slowly being made available online - for free.

You may even decide that it really is worth having a hard copy in your hands; a useful read for those long bus journeys being written about, and for endless waits at ferry ports.

Nomadic Gatherings - Online Chapters.

Find out more about Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, The Middle East, and The Americas.
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