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After a big 2018, work and life wise we decided that we would do things differently this year and celebrate a tropical Christmas on the island of the gods. This year has been a long and extremely frantic one personally … Continue reading
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Guilin’s centre is filled with leafy boulevards and reminded me somewhat of Shanghai’s French Concession area, however that’s where the comparison ends. The multitude of karst hills that rise throughout Guilin city centre is unique, creating a stunning setting. A … Continue reading
Guilin 桂林 is home to China’s most archetypal scenery, so much so, you feel like you have stepped into a Chinese landscape painting. We planned our visit here around two different places: Longsheng and Yangshuo. We had managed to side … Continue reading
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Beihai 北海, is located at the southern end of Guangxi. It officially became an international tourist spot in 1982 i.e. the Chinese opened it up to foreign tourists, although you wouldn’t know it! Researching this place to decide where to … Continue reading
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Today we visited Disney’s biggest international park. The reason I decided to go to this one and not wait till Hong Kong is because they have many more rides than Hong Kong Disneyland, especially for older kids. I had found … Continue reading
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Everyone who comes to Shanghai’s Pudong area goes up a tall building of sorts to look down on this massive city – hopefully on a relatively smog less day. We decided to go one better and hang off the side … Continue reading
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Most people travel to China on a tour, which obviously takes the hassle out of, but I love a challenge, particularly when it comes to itineraries, transport and sightseeing. Independent travel is our preference and even in China it is … Continue reading
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I had been warned that both weather and last minute flight cancellations, can hinder travel in China at this time of year, but as always took the attitude of how bad can it be? We have always travelled in Asia … Continue reading
We realised recently that we haven’t been away for a Easter break since 1998, pre kids. We were scarred by the fact it seems to rain every Easter and ’98 was the year of the glamping disaster, but that’s another … Continue reading