Category Archives: China

Travelling to Asia

This month I’ve been asked to take part in the *Asiana sweepstakes for Webjet. This means I’m on Youtube again! But instead of talking about solo travel, I’m speaking about culture, adventure, shopping and relaxation in Asia instead. If you’re thinking of travelling to Asia, here’s some tips to get the most out of your trip…. Continue Reading…

Shanghai

After a five hour journey from Beijing on the bullet train which got up to a speed of 306km/hr, I have arrived in Shanghai. Did you know that Shanghai is nearly five times bigger than New York? This city is amazing, full of skyscrapers and plenty of things to see and do. Here’s my top tips:… Continue Reading…

Lighter

I’m halfway through my twelve week trip and as I leave Beijing for the final time, I feel at ease. It is only this time round that I realise I have less baggage, not of the physical kind (that is still growing by the day), but baggage of the emotional kind. Only recently divorced, I had underestimated… Continue Reading…

It’s not all bad

Okay, so I may have given the impression that I don’t like China. Just because the Government officials send me the wrong way when I ask for directions, Facebook is blocked and everyone stares at me, doesn’t make it a bad place. There’s actually some great things about China: 1. Beijing Zoo – Where else can you see a panda… Continue Reading…

3 Chinese, an English girl and a pillow

Question: How many people does it take to deflate a travel pillow? Answer: Three Chinese and one English girl. So I was on my overnight train journey back to Beijing but this time as an experienced overnight train traveller. I knew my slippers would be delivered at 9pm, I knew the radio would be turned off at 9.30pm and I also… Continue Reading…