Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to see my blogs?

NB – Many of my blogs are not yet indexed...
If you want to discover my trip, you need to rewind time/my blogs.

Important: in order to see previous stories, at end of a page, 
in the bottom right corner, click on “Older Posts”.

October (2018) - China is here
September 2018 - Mongolia is here 
August 2018 - Kazakhstan and Russian Federation are here 
July 2018 – Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are here
June 2018 – Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are  here
May 2108 - Iran (second trip) is here
April 2018 - UAE and Oman are here
March 2018 - Iran (first trip) is here
February 2018 - Departure and Eastern Europe is here

Enjoy without moderation!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Welcome to the Land Roamer's blog!

I created this blog to keep my family and friends informed about the Land Roamer’s 
preparation, planning for the trip and later to keep in touch during my overland adventures.

Having had both a Land Rover and a Land Cruiser, I decided that I would call my 
4x4 camper-truck, a Brimont Brutt (more info here) "Land Roamer".

To roam: "To travel purposefully unhindered through a wide area. It suggests wandering freely
 and often far afield."  Etymology: Middle English, 14th century, Merriam-Webster.  

"Live for the JOURNEY, not the Destination!"

Friday, November 30, 2018

China

Crossing China with a guide : 24 days, 5138 km


Our team, on the way to the hotel. 
We had to leave the vehicles at the border overnight 
in order to prepare customs' documents.
 Temporary Chinese Registration plates and Driver's licence
Our team of 3 vehicles at the "Kissing dinosaures" shortly after entering China
1/ Mercedes Benz 190D (1989) of Stefan and Melanie 5c100c
2/ Land Cruiser BJ 45 (1984) of Tiphaine and Nicolas Le Tantor des passeports
3/ Brimont Brutt (1992) of Bernard !

Our first campsite - Temperatures will be negative!

Yingshu (guide), Tiphaine, Nicolas, Stefan, Melanie

Tiananmen square - It's HUGE !

Forbidden City

Gardens around the Forbidden city
Lots of smog...

Driving to Pingayo

Driving to Xian

The Terracotta Army
Is a collection of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. 
It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE with the purpose of protecting the emperor in his afterlife.
Subsidiary hall

Driving to Chengdu
Yes... It's snowing!





















Driving up on the mountains of Tibet, to Lharag Monastery














LHAGANG/TAGONG MONASTERY was built during the Qing Dynasty (1644 to 1911) to honor the journey of Princess Wencheng on her way to Lhasa for her wedding to Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo.
















Driving in Eastern Tibet, towards Litang, Shangri-La










Win - Win 
Traditionnal Tibetan prayer flags, next to
 ... Modern mobile network antennas!


Elevation : 4647 meters Above Sea Level!


Hum... Wind powered Prayer wheel :-)






































































Tiger Leaping Gorge



























Magical Lijiang...






























Above:  Taking a break (store is Closed)
Below: Back in business (store is Open)

































Xizhou





















Driving to Dali















































Last 2 campsites and saying BYE to a GREAT team!






=> If you want to see MORE pictures of my
trip through CHINA click here to see them. 

They are organized by topics. 

Enjoy without moderation!