China: Beijing

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to getting to Beijing. Although being a big, busy city, it sounded like it had a lot to offer and by all reports sounded like it was a great place. I’d spent a month, give or take, travelling through China, and although the smaller, more… Read More »China: Beijing

China: Shanghai

Taking advantage yet again of China’s fantastic rail network, I caught a train from Xi’An to Shanghai. This train was more expensive than others I’ve taken (500 CNY) but landed me in the Chinese ex-pat hotspot at a suitable time in the morning, saving me a night’s accommodation and leaving me the rest of the… Read More »China: Shanghai

China: Xi’an

Xi’an is another well known city in central China. One of China’s oldest cities, it’s home to the famous Terracotta Soldiers among other attractions, making it a logical stop for me on my trek back towards the eastern coast of China. A 345CNY overnight train put me in Xi’an at a convenient time mid-morning, which… Read More »China: Xi’an

China: Zhangjiajie

After spending a few days in the ancient city of Fenghuang, I decided to make my way to another highlight of the Hunan province, Zhangjiajie. On my searches about China, Zhangjiajie repeatedly popped up as being one of the must-see sights when visiting inland China. A 3 hour, 80CNY bus from Fenghuang got me to… Read More »China: Zhangjiajie

China: Guangzhou and Hong Kong

After 6 weeks it was unfortunately time for me to leave Vietnam. Although keeping a tight schedule isn’t really a concern of mine at the moment, there are a couple of things I want to knock off the list and occasionally things need to be booked in advance; like my upcoming tour to North Korea in April.… Read More »China: Guangzhou and Hong Kong