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.