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The Muddy Monks of Xia He

Labrang MonasteryRun with the Yak’s Martin Forster begins his ascent onto the Tibetan Plateau with a visit to one of the most important, but least visited monasteries in Tibetan buddhism. Little did we know, the rains that were begining to fall would soon sweep away thousands of homes across three provinces. Part of our ‘Travels in China’ series.

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Coming Down the Mountain – Xining to Lanzhou

A farmer and his wife in QinghaiAs our tiny bus racketed along the bottom of the gully, I watched the swrling brown waters of the swolen Yellow River lapping at the edge of the road. We’d already heard about landslides closing roads further up the plateau. The goat herder next to me seemed more interested in me than the rising waters. Then again, he’d never been down form the plateau before, why would this look out of the ordinary?

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Out in the Outback

“No one warns you – I mean, really warns you – about the flies! Add to that sun like a blowtorch on your skin and the fact that everything wants to kill you, there must be something compellng that draws people to the Australian Outback.” Run with the Yak’s Fiona Wylie takes in the enchanting contrasts of Australia’s red centre.

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Trekking in Tasmania

Tazmanian cliffs“I wasn’t expecting green. I absolutely wan’t expecting to be cold! From its rugged mountaintops to its bountiful forests, every part of Tazmania tells you that cartoons lie.” Martin Forster gets to grips with the island of Tazmania.

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