After leaving Hong Kong to re-enter China we take a sleeper train West to Nanning to catch a morning bus down to the Vietnamese border before heading to the Capital of Vietnam, Hanoi.
The border crossing is a bit of a holiday resort – though scary in different ways. Passport checks involve holding up your passport whilst being escorted by golf buggy, whilst a guard glances over from his cabin ten metres away to see if you are holding something passport-shaped…
Another enormous waiting room at Guangzhou East Station
Who on Earth designed this train interior? You have to like blue.
Traffic in Nanning is not so different to anywhere else in China. Madness.
The golf buggy through customs on the China-Vietnamese border
The North of Vietnam - rice fields, karste formations and traditional tribes
At a comfort stop in Vietnam Chloe trials traditional pork meat served in a leaf. She doesn't like it.