The tragic cost of tourism on the Li river, China

Rafting on the Li river takes you past some spectacular and famed scenery, but the area is bursting with hundreds of tourists, all chugging along happily on their brightly coloured boats. The “bamboo” raft is… Continue reading

Holiday Girl is on Bloglovin!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Just a quick post to say that Holiday Girl can now (hopefully) be found and followed on Bloglovin! Check back in a few days for the last post… Continue reading

Longsheng, China: the Dragon’s Back rice terraces

It is a long and arduous journey to reach the Longsheng rice terraces from Guilin. The first bus stops at the entrance to the scenic area and we bundle into smaller mini buses… Continue reading

Timelapse: Sunset over Yangshuo, China

The scenery around the Li river between Guilin and Yangshuo is famous for its outstanding beauty. The river wends its twisted way through flat valleys, moulded into its sinuous shape by the impenetrable… Continue reading

Bamboo rafting on the Yulong River, China

When we arrive at the dusty parking lot, full of motorbikes and scattered with wizened old ladies selling sunhats, its hard to imagine this as the starting point of a calm and relaxing journey. Other… Continue reading

One giant reason to visit Leshan, China

Leshan itself is a busy city like any other, full of fumes, people and traffic. The town itself doesn’t have much to offer travellers, yet they flock here by the hundreds. The sole… Continue reading

The one thing you MUST do in Chengdu, China

Pandas. That’s why most people come to Chengdu. There are less than 2000 of them left in the wild and the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research base is one of the few… Continue reading

Timelapse: Above the clouds in Emeishan, China

At the top of Mount Emei, we are way up above the clouds. They billow around us, blossoming and rolling as they obscure our vision. The mountains around us are carpeted in deep… Continue reading

Mount Emei – China’s Sacred Mountain

A mountain, dotted with hundreds of Buddhist temples and crested with a giant, golden statue, Mount Emei has been a place of pilgrimage as long as the trees that cover its slopes have been… Continue reading

Visit the “Yellow Dragon” Park in China

The mist on the mountain is as low as we are high. We meet in the middle and overlap, swapping places as the cloud continues to creep down and we continue to ascend.… Continue reading