Beijing – Day 1

After our short stay in Shanghai it was time to move on for our next adventure. We had an early start (6:30am!) before taking a taxi to the train station to catch the 8am high speed train to Beijing. Our experiences of trains in China were pretty good overall and I was amazed by their efficiency. We queued for a short while before joining the madness that is Chinese queuing to make our way down to the platform. We found… View Post

Shanghai – Day 2

Check out our first day in Shanghai.    On to day 2. After a quick breakfast in the hotel it was off to the bus stop again, after picking the green line and helping some German tourists with the difference between their leaflet for one company and the fact they were standing at the stop for a different bus company we were on our way to the Jing’an Temple. The Jing’an Temple is a well known temple and has been… View Post

Shanghai – Day 1

After a rest our Shanghai journey began. Our hotel was located close to the Yuyuan Gardens so we wandered down through some interesting shopping streets and into the Yuyuan Gardens area. It’s a warren of streets with restaurants and shops, a little on the touristy side but interesting nonetheless. We walked around absorbing the atmosphere, its was packed and I mean PACKED with tourists. We fought our way across the stone bridge across the lake/pond thing taking in the sights as… View Post

Departing for Shanghai China – Day 1

China day 1 began with a drive to the airport (about 2 hour drive) which went without too many hitches, left the car with Purple Parking, passed quickly through check in (as had checked in online), security and were in the departures lounge before we knew it. Time for some breakfast and a quick browse round the shops before we had killed the 3 hour wait and were off to the departure gate. This was the first time we had… View Post

…And we’re home!!

We are back from our epic trip round China! It was a short trip but we packed it with lots and lots of sights and experiences! There will be tons of posts to come about everything we got up to along with some reviews of our “kit” and some of the hotels we stayed at. I had every intention of getting a post out pre-trip about what we were taking but ran out of time so it will be a… View Post