Tony Waltham: records and diaries of travels

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Asia journey 1984, China, Russia

Diary of a journey by trains through Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin, Kunming, Shilin, Guiyang, Anshun, Chongqing, Yangtze Gorges, Wuhan, Beijing, Great Wall, Trans-Siberian Express, Mongolia, Siberia, Moscow, Poland.

Asia journey 1988, China, Pakistan

Diary of a journey by train and buses through Beijing, Badaling, Turfan, Silk Road, Gaochang, Bezeklik, Taklimakan, Kashgar, Sunday market, Tashkorgan, Khunjerab, Karakoram Highway, Hunza, Baltit, Gilgit, Rawalpindi, Islamabad.

Asia Journey 1991, China

Diary of a journey round China in a quiet year soon after the Tiananmen Square event, via Xian, Hua Shan, Chongqing, Guiyang, Tianxingqiao, Guilin, Li Jiang, Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Beijing.

Asia journey 1998, Kamchatka

Diary of a journey round the world to include time in Kamchatka, including Alaska, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Prudhoe Bay, Chitina, Cordova, Russia, Petropavlovsk, Avacha volcano, Valley of Geysers, Dachnye, Mutnovsky caldera, Gorely, Khabarovsk, Rossiya train, Irkutsk, Moscow.

Asia journey 2001, Uzbekistan, China, North Korea

Diary of a journey largely by train through Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Kazakhstan, Aralsk, Aral sea, Almaty, Urumqi, Tianchi, Lanzhou, Binglingsi, Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Leshan, Beijing, Mutianyu, Pyongyang, Kaesong, Panmunjon, Myohyang, Nampo, Badaling.

Asia journey 2005, China, Southeast Asia

Diary of an overland journey by various means through Hong Kong, Wuhan, Yichang, Yangtze Gorges, Chongqing, Wulong, Leye, Guilin, Vietnam, Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tonle Sap, Angkor Wat, Thailand, Bangkok, Phangnga, Railay, Ko Muk, Malaysia, Lamgkawi, Penang, Ipoh, Batu, Kuala Lumpur.

Asia journey 2005, China, tiankeng tour

A field trip through the karst of China, including Chongqing, Wulong, Furong Dong, San Qiao, Erwang Dong, Xiaozhai Tiankeng, Leye, Chuan Dong, Dashiwei Tiankeng, Huangjing Tiankeng, Fengshan, Guanyan Dong, Guilin.

Annapurna treks, 1991 and 1994, Nepal

Diaries of the two classic treks out of Pokhara: Annapurna Circuit via Marsyangdi Valley, Thorung La, Muktinath, Kali Gandaki Valley; Annapurna Sanctuary via Modi Khola Valley, Chomrong.

High road to Ladakh, 2004

Diary of a journey in a most unsuitable car over the high passes of the Indian Himalaya and into Ladakh, via the Spiti Vallety, the Manali to Leh highway and the Taglang La.

Not the best way to explore a cave

Incident at the Harpan River Cave, Nepal.

Mount Kailas pilgrimage, Tibet, 1999

Diary of the kora trek round the sacred mountain of Kailash, from Darchen up the Lha Chu valley, past Tarboche, over the Drolma La and down the Zhong Chu valley.

Postcards from Abroad (Love from T&J), 2019

A book of reports that Jan sent back home while we were on various travels all over the world; easy reading of travel experiences, all written in Jan’s brilliant style.

Tibet Pictorial

Photos from the overland journey from Kathmandu to Lhasa, via Tingri, Rongbuk, Shigatse, Sakya, Gyantse, and the grasslands of Nam Co.

Kailas Pictorial

Photos of Tibetan pilgrims on the kora circuit of Mount Kailas.

India Pictorial 1, North

Photos from Rajasthan, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jaipur, Amritsar, Himalayas, Shimla, Spiti, Ladakh, Leh and Darjeeling.

India Pictorial 2, Ganges

Photos from the Ganges Valley, Calcutta, Varanasi, Agra, Delhi, Haridwar and Kedarnath.

India Pictorial 3, South

Photos from peninsular India, Mumbai, Western Ghats, Porbander, Nashik, Kerala, Cochin, Nilgiri Hills, Tamil Nadu, Chettinad and Madurai.

North Korea, 2018

Diary of a tour through North Korea, including Pyongyang, Kaesong, Panmunjon, Mount Paekdu, Chongjin, Myohyang, and the Arirang Mass Games with Kim Jong Un.

Syria before its civil war, 1997

Memories and photos of Syria in a time of peace, at Damascus, Maloula, the norias of Hama, Tartous and Arwad Island, Palmyra and Bosra.