The Great Wall of China…off the beaten path.

Okay, so you can’t really call the Great Wall of China a venture as it has stood for centuries, but hear me out. Beijing Alley Hostel and Leo Hostel have recently put on a day trip which takes people to a remote area of the wall, well away from the tourist scene. It was one … Continue reading The Great Wall of China…off the beaten path.

A two day trip to Huangshan National Park

Whilst planning our trip to Shanghai we learnt that a stunning national park existed not too far away (well in China geographic terms anyway). Huangshan National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site and it encompasses numerous gigantic peaks, many over 1000 metres high, which emerge through a sea of clouds. We decided to go … Continue reading A two day trip to Huangshan National Park

The Shanghai Tower; the world’s second tallest building!

We were fortunate to stay in an apartment in Shanghai with a great view of the Shanghai Tower (well at least a part of it as its rather big). The Shanghai Tower, open to the public since July 2016, is the world’s second largest building. Standing at a whopping 2,073 ft, it has 127 floors … Continue reading The Shanghai Tower; the world’s second tallest building!

Second stop; Beijing, China, November 2016

Upon arrival in Beijing you can immediately notice the differences between the capital and Shanghai. Everything is much older, far less westernised and good or bad, it does feel like you have gone back in time. We were also downgrading from Phil’s luxury apartment to our first hostel of the trip, the Beijing Alley Hostel. … Continue reading Second stop; Beijing, China, November 2016

The start of our travels; Shanghai, China, November 2016.

We decided to start our travels with a visit to Shanghai. Nicole’s dad, Phil, is currently working in Shanghai and we were lucky enough to start our trip in style, staying at swanky apartment in Pudong overlooking the Huangpu river. After recovering from a dose of jet lag and numerous Air India curries we started … Continue reading The start of our travels; Shanghai, China, November 2016.