Cycling Around On A Wall

If there is one thing that China is famous for it is walls. We had just arrived in Xi'an after a 15 hour overnight hard sleeper train from Shanghai and couldn't wait to stretch our legs, which was just as well really given the next thing on our itinerary was to cycle round the city … Continue reading Cycling Around On A Wall


The biggest impression Shanghai left on me was CROWDS. If I am honest I really didn’t enjoy Shanghai as much as I enjoyed Beijing or have been enjoying myself in Xi’an. I wouldn’t say I didn’t like the city or that I didn’t have some highlights during my time there, it just didn’t have the … Continue reading Shanghai

Beijing From Many Perspectives

In one day we visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Hutongs in Beijing. I couldn’t think anywhere else where three places within the same city which represent such different ways of life. Before I get into the day and what happened I just want to take a moment to say our tour guide … Continue reading Beijing From Many Perspectives