See ya China! You’ve been the most frustrating, sweaty and confusing place but also an incredibly beautiful one and a good laugh. The spitting, honking and queuing have driven me up the wall (not the great one) but it’s all been worth it for the immense scenery and a glimpse into a fascinating history. The … More China- Finito
Tonight was the straw on the tired camels back so here’s some photos, because other than explaining why I am too exhausted to give the usual brief, bad write up I don’t have it in me to talk you through the parks, arts and acrobats. Late night commuting is not fun.
Shanghai is a wild mixing pot of culture, not only due to numerous Chinese peoples but also due to a collection of international ones. Britain, America, France and Japan all had land in the city in the 20th century,all still evident today from the European architecture along the river bank to the old Japanese factories … More Shanghai Time Travelling
A few photos from this charming 11th century village near the Yellow Mountains in China. With beautiful mirror ponds and tiny alleyways it was a massive contrast from the high rises of busy Shanghai just a few hours away.
Arriving at a hostel at 3:30am is never fun, especially after a flight and a long bus ride. Having to creep into a room whilst trying not to wake up anyone is a stealth mission and making a bed when you just want to collapse on top of it is a massive ball ache. Having … More Shanghai Shocker
Travelling around China has been the most exhausting, sweaty and occasionally beautiful month but it has also been the most relentless and active month with endless hiking to explore cities and mountains and commuting to get around such a massive country. Today was a welcome change with a chance to chill out around the hostel … More Yangshuo
Most of the time getting from one place to another in China has been a dreary ball ache of tiring layovers and smelly trains but today that mindless monotony was blown away by our journey to Yangshuo down the Li River. With its karst mountains and winding waters the famous river provided something extraordinary to … More Li River Photos
On the whole I like to think that we’ve done pretty well in regard to getting ourselves around China. Inner- city travel has been easy on the modern metro lines and cheap public buses whilst longer distance journeys across the colossal country have gone mostly without a hitch. Other than the Xi’an disaster we’ve overcome … More The Songpan Fiasco
Being too lazy and exhausted to hike up the mountains, today we took a walk alongside the stream which flowed between the bases of the gargantuan pillars. From the shade of the forest the new perspective was just as amazing with the huge columns rising around us as we trundled along the flat, reprieving path. … More Zhangjiajie from the ground
Today, for the sake of my legs, we got to the top of the mountains by riding the world’s largest outdoor elevator. Getting to the top without nearly collapsing from exhaustion meant that we could enjoy the views of the “avatar mountains” with some slither of energy and improved appreciation. The towering pillars are simply … More Zhangjiajie- Photos