Monday, 30 December 2019

2019


Well, we've reached the end of this decade. I repeat. The end of this decade.

Now that is out of the way, below is an overview of 2019.

Thursday, 26 December 2019

Beijing ii


One overnight train from Harbin and we were back in Beijing.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Harbin


Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang, is famous for the International Ice Festival held in January every year.

Friday, 20 December 2019

The Great Wall: Jinshanling


A trip to China would be incomplete without a visit to the Great Wall. During the planning stages, I knew that we didn't want to go to Badaling or Mutianyu which can get quite crowded with the tour groups. However, due to time restrictions, we could only visit a section that was accessible as a day trip. Jinshanling met all our requirements, including being accessible with local transportation (aka without a driver or taxi).

Friday, 13 December 2019

Beijing i


Beijing - the capital of the People's Republic of China.

Monday, 9 December 2019

Shanghai


Is it embarrassing to admit that I didn't know much about Shanghai apart from pan fried pork buns, xiao long baos, the Bund and the fact it is a financial hub?

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Terracotta Army


The main drawcard for Xi'an is the famous Terracotta Army.