World Travel 2013-2014, China Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 12 days split into: 3 days in Beijing, 2 days in Xi’an, 1 day in Hangzhou, 2 days in Suzhou and 4 days in Shanghai from 11 October 2014 to 24 October 2014 Favourite part of China: Would have to be climbing the Great Wall. The food was also pretty good, …

World Travel 2013-2014, Climbing the Great Wall

Today was a good day, as we were off to see the Great Wall and fortunately for us the ‘fog’ had cleared. It was a beautiful clear day, and wonderful weather for climbing. Would have been better though if Takeshi hadn’t been sick from one of the included meals on our tour. We think we …

World Travel 2013-2014, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

Our first full day in Beijing was spent wandering around Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The square wasn’t that exciting in my opinion, but the Forbidden City was incredibly beautiful. Couldn’t stop taking photos! All of the details on the roofs and the building design is amazing. Reminds me of the palaces and temples …

World Travel 2013-2014, First Day in Beijing

It was a reasonable flight from Sydney as we were transferred through Chongqing before flying onto Beijing. Once we arrived in Beijing, I can’t say the weather was… all that brilliant. Our tour guide said it was ‘fog’, but it smelt and looked like bad air pollution to me. After being dropped off at our …