Visiting Jiuzhaigou: A magical valley on the edge of the Himalayas

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Asia, China | 2 Comments
Visiting Jiuzhaigou: A magical valley on the edge of the Himalayas

There were coloured flags everywhere. About six hours after we’d left Chengdu in Central China, the landscape started to look notably more mountainous and rural. It almost seemed Alpine, with long roads winding up mountainsides and deep valleys with water running through. But then we drove past a Buddhist temple, adorned with prayer flags, and […]

Hiking and Camping: The Great Wall of China

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in China | 20 Comments
Hiking and Camping: The Great Wall of China

You’ll never guess the last place I went camping… The Great Wall of China! Crowds are something that you just have to deal with in China. Whether they be outside museums and attractions, or inside subway stations, there’s no escaping the masses of people in this country – up to 1.5 billion locals and countless […]

My China Wishlist

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Asia, China | 2 Comments
My China Wishlist

I’m not really sure where this idea came from, but I acted on it very quickly. One moment, I was planning on going to Australia in September. Then I decided I might as well go to China in July as well. Next thing I know my ticket to Beijing was booked. It’s not completely random […]

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