Travel & Photographic Itinerary 2022 - 2023
Due to the Global Pandemic I'll be confining most travel to China in 2022
Obviously, just like everyone else CV-19 has had a massive effect on my travel plans over the past year and for 2022. That said being resident in China has some obvious benefits ! Travel to stunning and exotic sites is usually quite easy here however the current Covid outbreak and the administrations severe response, means travel at this time (May 2022) is impossible.
Hopefully the situation resolves itself quickly and although QR health status codes are de rigueur everywhere you go, and of course I have these on my phone, it is an easy process.
Hence my plan for 2022 is to tick off some new (to me) iconic China locations and revisit much loved provinces and sites. New will include e.g Xinjiang, Gobi or Taklimakan desert, Qinghai, Gansu, Guizhou & the rice terraces of Yunnan whilst I'll renew acquaintance with some old favourites such as Huangshan Mountain (this was completed in February 2022).
I'd love to travel more around Asia, especially returning to Japan yet again and trekking the Indonesian Islands, if conditions permit. However with the severe restrictions in place in China we may decide to escape to Europe for a few months and if we do then we'll go camping on the Isle of Skye in Scotland and Snowdonia in North Wales from our base in London, plus trips to Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain and a 3rd trip to Iceland are all ear-marked. We'll see what transpires.
I'll be spending more time in front of the computer processing work from my latest trip to Tibetan Sichuan (November 2021) and from 2020 excursions : Austria : Vienna, Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang, Melk and the stunning Schneider Weiher Lake plus the month I spent camping and hiking in the gorgeous Italian Dolomites in Autumn 2021.
Also some of the thousands of images from around Asia still untouched and ignored on my hard disks !
This huge and amazingly geographically diverse province has massive lakes, numerous deserts, gorgeous mountains, lush green valleys and culturally numerous distinctive minority tribes.
Getting around is not easy due to security controls and vast, unpopulated distances to cover.
But it should be an adventure !
COMPLETED FEBRUARY 2022
It's been quite awhile since I was there and I couldn't wait to go back !
However it had to be snow covered as that, along with the famous 'Sea of Clouds', is when it looks it's finest. Luckily, for a change, my planning worked out perfectly!
The incredible Danxia Rainbow Mountains
September - October 2022
These icons have long been on my China-list so it's about time I ticked them off.
So long as it rains first to bring out the saturated colours!