World Travel 2013-2014, The Big Wrap Up

Overall what we did: 5 days in Malaysia wandering around Kuala Lumpur 3 days in Singapore 13 days in Thailand split between Phuket and Bangkok 12 days in Cambodia split between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh 49 days in Japan, mostly in Osaka with a week in Tokyo and day trips to Wakayama, Kobe, Koya-san …

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, Peoples Park in Shanghai

Today was our first proper day by ourselves wandering around Shanghai. We spent the day wandering around the Nanjing Street area as well as going for a walk through the Peoples Park in Shanghai. The air pollution was pretty bad today, so we didn’t move too quickly or far (was very glad to have a …

World Travel 2013-2014, Speeding through Shanghai

Today was an interesting day. We opted to join the rest of the tour group for an optional day of touring around Shanghai. In the morning we were on the Maglev Train reaching speeds of 400 km which was rather amusing. It was funny to see members of our tour group running around and screaming …

World Travel 2013-2014, First Sight of Shanghai

After a bit of a bus ride from Suzhou, we were in Shanghai! Our first stop was the Bund to have a bit of a view of the city skyline (fortunately it was a nice clear day with beautiful blue skies) before heading off to the Shanghai Museum to spend some time wandering around it’s …

World Travel 2013-2014, Dancing in the Parks of Suzhou

Today was one of our final day in Suzhou, and was spent running around checking out a silk factory (poor little worms) and visiting the Lingering Gardens. The Lingering Gardens in particular were very beautiful, and I loved how they had designed the garden so that there were all different sorts of frames and viewpoints …

World Travel 2013-2014, Tea in Hangzhou

Today was our only day in Hangzhou, with most of the time on tour spent at a tea house. Can’t say that was overly fun as it was just another money making exercise attempting to hard sell tea to the tour group. At the end of the day when we were all released from the …