Day 17: Hong Kong and Victoria Peak…


Wow it’s hot in Hong Kong. Just standing still I was sweating. Definitely in the tropics now and I’m finally getting the humidity everyone talks about. We took the subway from Kowloon over to Hong Kong island today and took the tram up to Victoria Peak. It was an old tram line built back in…

Day 15: Last Day In Shanghai…


Missed breakfast yet again but I was happy with a bit longer in bed to be perfectly honest. We took a walk down Nanjing Road towards the Bund then along until we’d gone full circle. It’s pouring down and the sky-risers are slowly being taken over by the clouds, very moody looking. We had a…

Day 13: Shanghai’s YuYuan Gardens And Moon Cake!


Woke up and absolutely full of cold, used a full pack of tissues before even heading out! We headed out to the Yuyuan Gardens, Shanghai’s old town if you like, which was full of authentic-looking buildings, markets and street food. We got stuck in straight away buying a few gifts, including a tea flask for…

Day 11: Hungover In Chengdu…


Woke up at midday after an incredible sleep and watched the end of one of the Harry Potter films. I couldn’t be bothered moving, but hunger and the markets beckoned so off we went… … Just back from a few hours spent in 34 degree heat. We strolled almost as slow as everyone else does…

Day 8: Chengdu Can Do!


Got up at half 5 instead and we were straight up and out, walking 20 minutes to the bus station. Got there just in time too as the airport bus was leaving 10 minutes early! As we drove past the city walls and started the hour drive to the airport I felt as though I…

Day 6: Terracotta Warriors…


Arrived in Xi’an late last night and after a tumultuous sleep we’re off to find breakfast and then getting the subway and a bus to see the terracotta warriors, and maybe some temples if we have time, but it’s already 10 o’clock so maybe they’ll feature in tomorrow’s day of pottering! … Just got back…

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…