Terracotta Warriors

I had been looking forward to seeing the terracotta warriors for a long time, perhaps that is why it didn't quite live up to my expectations. On our way to the warriors our guide explained a bit of the history behind the famous warriors. The emperor who built the terracotta warriors was called Qin Shi … Continue reading Terracotta Warriors

A Day Of Religion

If you know me, you know I am not religious. The closest thing to religion I would relate to is Humanism, which isn't quite the same thing. That being said I still respect other people's religions, I also enjoy learning things I didn't know about them and admiring the beauty created in the name of the … Continue reading A Day Of Religion

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