My time in Egypt marks the end of the Middle Eastern leg of the trip. I’ll be skipping over a few time zones for the first time since Turkey and flying to Hong Kong to meet up with my sister and a couple of local friends.
So what’s the plan?
The plan is I have no plan! Well, that’s not entirely true – I have a pretty good idea which countries I want to visit, but beyond that I have nothing organised apart from a Chinese visa.
The next few months
After spending some time in Hong Kong in a fancy hotel with my ever-generous younger sister, the first thing I intend to do is to cross into mainland China. Then I’ll probably head south-west before heading to Beijing to get the train to Mongolia.
In Mongolia, I’m hoping I can meet up with some other travellers and join one or two jeep tours heading out into the countryside. Then I’ll cross back into China and probably head to Shanghai. This is the part of the itinerary I’m having the most trouble with – to get the boat to Japan or not?
Japan would absolutely annihilate my budget, but I can’t stop thinking about it. And if I’m thinking about it that much, surely it means it’s worth it?
That’s as far ahead as I’m thinking at the moment – if you’re interested to know the grand plan, you can have a look at my planned route around the world.
Dim sum, hot pot and light shows
At the moment, I’m focused on Hong Kong, catching up with my little sister, showering without shower shoes, eating dim sum, trying hotpot and basking in the lights of a big city.