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From Destination Date Transportation Time Cost in $ Comment
Mumbai (Bombay) India Old Goa (Panaji) India 31.08.01 Train 11 Hours 11.9 $ 2nd Class Sleep. Was not full what made for a nice relaxing ride.  
Panaji India Hospet (Hampi) India 02.09.01 Bus 9.5 Hours 5.70 $ Kama Kazi Ride. Roads were horrible & driver overtook all vehicles on blind corners.  Very scary
Hospet (Hampi) India Hyderabad India 04.09.01 Bus 11.5 Hours 6.78 $ Another crazy bus ride as the one before.  Again we got front seat which was good for all the bumps, bad because you saw where you were going.
Hyderabad India Aurangabad India 05.09.01 Train 12.5 Hours 10.6 $ 2nd class sleeper
Aurangabad India Anjanti Caves India 06.09.01 Bus (Tourist) 3 Hours 3.5 $ Tourist Bus / Will try and not give info on local buses that are 60 % the price
Fardapur India Jolgoan India 06.09.01 Bus (Local) 1 Hour 1.15 $ Local Bus
Jolgaon India Ahmedabad India 07.09.01 Train 12 Hours 8.75 $ 2nd Class Sleeper Train
Ahmedabad India Udaipur India 07.08. - 08.09.01 Train 10 Hours 5.81 $ 2nd Class Sleeper Train
Udaipur India Mt Abu India 10.09.01 Bus 6 Hours 3.90 $ 2 seats on each side of the aisle. 
Mt. Abu India Jodhpur India 11.09.01 Bus 6 Hours 5.20 $ 2 seats on each side of the aisle. 
Jodhpur India Jaisalmer India 11.09. - 12.09.01 Train 6.5 Hours 5.72 $ 2nd Class Sleeper Train
Jaisalmer India Bikaner India 13.09.01 Bus 6.5 Hours 5.20 $ Tourist Bus
Bijaner India Pathankot India 14.09.01 Train 15 Hours 9.75 $ 2nd Class Sleeper Train
Pathankot India Dharamsala India 14.09.01 Bus / Share Taxi  4 Hours 3.80 $ Bus broke down halfway so had to take shared taxi (bus 96 RS and Share Taxi 80 RS together)
Dharamsala India McLeod Ganj India 15.09.01 Bus 40 Min. .26 $ Packed bus even on the roof
McLeod Ganj India Dehli India 16.09. - 17.09.01 Bus 12 Hours 15.2 $ Bumpy ride, Bus drove quick on winding roads
Dehli India Agra India 19.09.01 Train 3 Hours 5.4 $
Agra India Varanasi India 20.09.01 Train 14 Hours 9.9 $ Slept ok on the train. 
Varanasi India Gorakhpur India 22.09.01 Train 6 Hours 2.7 $ W/O advance Reservation 2nd Class
Gorakhpur India Sunauli India 22.09.01 Bus 3 Hours 2.0 $ Crowded local bus
Sunauli Nepal Pokhara Nepal 23.09.01 Bus 10 Hours 3.7 $ Government Bus
Pokhara Nepal Phedi Nepal 25.09.01 Bus 30 Min 1 $ Local Bus, Tourist Price
Naya Pul Nepal Pokhara Nepal 01.10.01 Bus 1.5 Hours .9 $ Local Bus, Local Price
Pokhara Nepal Kathmandu Nepal 02.10.01 Bus (Tourist) 6.5 Hours 4.2 $ Tourist Bus, aster than local bus

Kathmandu Nepal

Zhangnu Tibet China

(Border Town China) (1 day on route to Lhasa Tibet)

13.10.01

Bus + Truck

9 Hours

Tibet Tour, including stops and going through customs. Between border crossings  we we in back of a truck 

Zhangnu Tibet China Tingri Tibet China via Lalungla Pass 14.10.01 4wd Truck 9 Hours 2 hour wait in morning with three hours in breaks. Went over Lalungla Pass and had views of Mt. Xixapangma 8013 m, Mt. Makalu 8464m, Mt Lothse 8516m, Mt Cho Oyu 8201m, and Mt Everest 8848
Tingri Tibet China Xigatse Tibet China 15.10.01 4wd Truck 14 Hours Had 5 hours of breaks along the way. Tour guide could not organize things well
Xigatse Tibet China Gyantse Tibet China 16.10.01 4wd Truck 4 Hours Bumpy road all the way, needed 4wd vehicle. We were told it would only take 2 hours.
Gyantse Tibet China Lhasa Tibet China 17.10.01 4wd Truck 8.5  Hours 220 $ The hours include stops for lunch and sightseeing. The price is the price of the packaged tour for 5 days.  

Lhasa Tibet China

Golmud China

20.10. - 21.10.01

Bus

25.5 Hours

70 $

Booked bus in Kathmandu Nepal. Cost 59 Dollars in Lhasa Took much shorter that the expected 32 hours.  Very dirty and crowded sleeper bus. Everyone smoked.

Golmud China Xining China 21.10. - 22.10.01 Train (Hard Sleeper) 12.5 Hours 31.5 $ Nice comfortable ride and clean beds with towel and clean sheets.
Xining China Xian China 22.10.- 23.10.01 Train (Hard Sleeper) 17 Hours 51.5 $ again nice comfortable ride and very clean.
Xian China Beijing China 24.10. - 25.10.01 Train (Hard Seat) 15 Hours 36.6 $ not very comfortable, especially sleeping in very straight back seats.
Beijing China Shanghai China 29.10. - 30.10.2001 Train (Hard Seat) 14 Hours 43.4 $ Hard seat is very uncomfortable to sleep
Shanghai China Wuhan China 30.10. - 31.10.2001 Train (Hard Seat) 17 Hours 37.3 $ Hard seat is very uncomfortable to sleep.
Wuhan China Yichang China 31.10.2001 Small Bus 5 Hours 16.2 $ Smokey small bus, but cheaper than Luxury Bus
Wuhan China Wanxian China 01.11.2001 Ferry (Hydrofoil on the Yangtze River) 7 Hours 47.2 $ Fast boat, views from inside not great, load from the view places outside. Ok though. Quick way to see the Yangtze River
Wanxian China Chongqing China 01.11 - 02.11.2001 Sleeper Bus 10 Hours (6 hours + Sleeping rest of night in Bus)  9.7 $ Smokey Bus, Slept somewhere before we arrived at train station.
Chongqing China Guangzhou China 02.11. - 04.11.2001 Train (Hard Seat) 37.5 Hours 49.4 $ 2 day hard train ride.
Guangzhou China Shenzhen China 04.11.2001 Bus (Air Con) 1.5 Hours 14.5 $ Nice comfortable ride, free water
Shenzhen Hong Kong  China Kowloon Hong Kong China 04.11.2001 Train 30 Min. 8.8 $ Quick!
Kowloon Hong Kong China Shenzhen / Lu Wu Hong Kong  China 08.11.2001 Train 30 Min 8.8 $
Shenzhen China Guangzhou China 08.12.2001 Bus (Air Con) 2 Hours 14.5 $ Nice comfortable ride, free water
Guangzhou China Guilin China 08.11. - 09.11.2001 Bus )Air Con) 9.5 Hours 36.3 $ Sleeper Air Con, Ok, Not that comfortable
Guilin China Yangshuo China 09.11.2001 Small Bus 1.5 Hours 1.2 $
Yangshuo China Guilin China 09.11.2001 Small Bus 1.5 Hours 1.2 $
Guilin China Pingxiang (via Nanning) 09.11. - 10.11.2001 Bus (Local Sleeper) 18 Hours 24.2 $ 18  hours include waiting time, try to find passengers. Took three hours in Guilin till we took off alone)
Lang Son Vietnam Hanoi Vietnam 10.11.2001 Minibus 3.5 Hours 6.7 $ Had to bargain hard.
Hanoi Vietnam Ha Long City Vietnam 12.11.2001 Bus 3.5 Hours 5 $ incl. in tour
Ha Long City Vietnam Cat Ba Island Vietnam 12.11.2001 Boat 4.5 Hours 4 $ incl. in tour
Cat Ba Island Vietnam Halong City Vietnam 13.11.2001 Boat 4.5 Hours 4 $ incl. in Tour
Halong City Vietnam Hanoi Vietnam 13.11.2001 Bus 3.5 Hours 5 $ incl. in Tour
Hanoi Vietnam Hui Vietnam 13.11.2001 Bus 16 Hours Open Bus Ticket 23 US $ Hanoi - Saigon
Hui Vietnam Hoi An Vietnam 14.11.2001 Bus 5 Hours Open Bus Ticket 23 US $ Hanoi - Saigon
Hoi An Vietnam Nha Trang Vietnam 15.11. - 16.11.2001 Bus 13 Hours Open Bus Ticket 23 US $ Hanoi - Saigon
Nha Trang Vietnam Dalat Vietnam 17.11.2001 Bus 5.5 Hours

Open Bus Ticket 23 US $ Hanoi - Saigon With Stop over at Cham Towers

Da Lat Vietnam Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) Vietnam 19.11.2001 Bus 8.5 Hours 46 $ Open Bus Ticket 23 US $ Hanoi - Saigon. Should only take 7 hours, but bus got two flat tires
Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) Vietnam Phnom Penh Cambodia 22.11.01 Bus 11 Hours 12 $ One switches bus at the border of Cambodia.  The ride on the Cambodia side is really bumpy!
Phnom Penh Cambodia Siem Reap Cambodia 25.11.01 Boat 4 Hours 44 $ Fastest way to Siem Reap, one can take a truck for 3 or 7 US $ but takes 12 Hours
Siem Reap Cambodia Bangkok Thailand 27.11.01 Mini Bus 11 Hours 12 $ Roads inn Cambodia were really bad, Thailand they were great.
Bangkok Thailand Nong Kai Thailand 29.11. - 30.11.01 Bus 9 Hours 10.5 $ The bus arrived 4 hours earlier than we were told
Vientiane Laos Vang Vieng Laos 01.12.01 Bus 5 Hours 1.2 $ make sure you get to bus stop early to get a seat
Vang Vieng Laos Luang Prabang Laos 02.12.01 Bus 5 Hours 7.6 $ Basically on tourist bus, with a tourist price
Luang Prabang Laos Luang Namtha Laos 04.12.01 Bus 10 Hours 8.2 $  
Luang Nam Tha Laos Huay Xai Laos 07.12.01 Pick Up Truck 9 Hours 12.9 $ Hard tough ride on dirt rode.
Chiang Khong Thailand Chiang Rai Thailand 08.12.01 Bus 2 Hours 1.95 $ Local Bus
Chiang Rai Thailand Chiang Mai Thailand 08.12.01 Bus 4 Hours 3.58 $ Local Bus
Chiang Mai Thailand Bangkok Thailand 08.12. -09.12.01 Bus Air Con 10.5 Hours 13 $ Air Con Bus
Bangkok Thailand Ko Phangan  Thailand 11.12. - 12.12.01 VIP Bus / Ferry 17 Hours 20.9 $ VIP BUS / Ferry
Ko Phangan Thailand Surat Thani Thailand 14.12.01 Ferry 4 Hours 11.2 $ Car Ferry
Surat Thani Thailand Hat Yai Thailand 14.12.01 Minibus 5 Hours 7 $  
Hat Yai Thailand Penang (Georgetown) Malaysia 15.12.01 Minibus 4.5 Hours 10.2 $ Bus driver wanted extra for exit tax, did not pay
Penang Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 16.12. - 17.12.01 Bus 5 Hours 11.7 $ Night Bus
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Melaka Malaysia 17.12.01 Bus 4.5 Hours 4.2 $ Normal 3.5 Took 4.5 Hours
Melaka Malaysia Johor Bahru Malaysia 18.12.01 Bus 4 Hours 8 $  
Johor Bahru Malaysia Singapore 18.12.01 Express Bus 1 Hour 2.5 $ Time including customs + pay double with big luggage
Singapore Bali Indonesia / Perth Australia 23.12.01 / 27.12.-28.12.01 Airplane 2.2 Hours / 3.7 Hours 709 $ Stop over in Bali for 4 Days. Flying to Perth on 27.12.01 including Taxes. Garuda

Kuta Bali Indonesia

Kintamani Bali Indonesia (via Ubud)

25.12.01

Bus

2.5 Hours

1 min + 1.5

4 $

 

Kintamani Bali Indonesia Kuta Bali Indonesia (Airport) 26.12.01 Bus 3 Hours 3.6 $  
 

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