Category Archives: Asia

Arriving in Seoul

After my brief stay in Shanghai I was off again flying two hours to South Korea, destination: Seoul. Arriving at 1.30am in the morning to a deserted airport (flight was delayed), with no baggage (baggage being delayed), with no money (card had been stopped), was not a good combination! Luckily Mr Park, a friendly taxi driver was… 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…

How many parties?

With just only one week to go until the elections on 28th June – political news is dominating the TV and there’s no shortage of parties to choose from. There’s the: The Democratic Party The Mongolian People’s Party The Mongolian Social Democratic Party< The Conservative United Party The Civil Will-Green Party The Mongolian Green Party… Continue Reading…

Plan B

So, I am nearly at the end of my month in Mongolia and ready to venture onto my next destination: Tibet. Only… There is a slight problem. Due to the increase in monks self-immolating (setting themselves on fire in protest), the Chinese Government have put restrictions on tourists visiting this once peaceful land. With my itinerary… Continue Reading…