We arrived in Shanghai absolutely shattered from lots of travel and sightseeing. It was a Friday evening and the main task for the weekend was to rest and restore our energies for the remainder of our travels.


Our next stop in China was Xi’an to see the terracotta warriors. We flew from Beijing and then caught the airport bus into the centre. This was not a short journey, about 1 hour, and road is the only link to the airport. As we drove towards the centre, we saw many new developments of […]


Having visited two of China’s SARs (Special Administrative Region) along with Taiwan, it was time for us to visit the mainland. We arrived in Beijing to heavy smog (extremely hazardous according to US measure, only hazardous by Beijing scale), the visibility was terrible and we later found out it had been the Beijing marathon that […]

Hong Kong Part 1

Bali marked the end of our time in SE Asia and our last hot beach destination before we visited lots of cities. Our next stop was Hong Kong which we’d already visited 2 years ago when Dean went for work. As we’d been before, it meant we didn’t feel too pressurised to do lots of […]