Day 5: Beijing To Xi’an…


Woke up amidst a sea of beeps and a restless sleepfor our last morning in Beijing. After packing, by which I mean a quick shoving of clothes and toiletries into my backpack, we headed out to a local shop for food and drink, which we popped into our backpacks. We picked up our train tickets…

Day 4: Beijing…The Great Wall


After the fiasco that was yesterday we decided to ask the concierge where to get tour buses from so we could get to the Wall. They said they could arrange a taxi for us that would take us there and to the Birds Nest (the Olympic stadium) on the way back. This cost us 800…

Day 3: Beijing…The Day We Discovered The Subway


Before I start this post is just like to point out the irony that the day we discovered the subway was also the day we ended up walking 18 miles!!! So, day 3, time to see one of the seven wonders of the world…or so we thought! We got up early, had our breakfast in…

Day 2: Beijing And The Forbidden City


We started the day by wandering over to Tian’anmen Square (third time we’ve been here now), popping our bags on conveyer belts where they went through scanners and walking through what looked like an airport scanner…not sure either of them were on seeing as the hand held scanner one woman was using wasn’t even switched…

Day 1: Beijing…City Of The Beep


So it’s been absolutely ages since I’ve posted anything up on my blog and to be honest it’s because I’m in China!!! (Also, I’ve only just realised I can access WordPress…can’t get on FB or Instagram). My first impression of Beijing, where we’re kicking off our three week adventure, was one of mixed emotions. At…