Discover the breathtaking Jiuzhaigou National Park

This is the story of the national park of Jiuzhaigou – the valley of the nine villages. Many years ago, in a time of myth and legend, mystery and magic, when gods and demons still… Continue reading

Visit the water world of Zhouzhuang, China

The green waters in endless canals encircling and entwining the small town of Zhouzhuang have made this traditional water town into something of a tourist trap. Being the closest water town to Shanghai it… Continue reading

Timelapse: Lighting up the Bund

The magnificent skyline of the Bund is world famous. On one side you are surrounded by the colonial history of the past, with big imposing buildings and a clock tower not unlike big ben,… Continue reading

What to do in Shanghai

Shanghai: a name that conjures images of sky scrapers and neon lights. Full of people, offices and traffic jams, it is a throbbing financial artery of a city. And as we touch down… Continue reading

The must-see Terracotta Warriors of Xi-An, China

Wet. Very wet. Incessant torrents pouring from the sky, a grey downpour of drops bouncing up off the pavement with a vengeance, splattering ankles and soaking shoes. Shiny pavements and sodden road surfaces,… Continue reading

The best place to visit the Great Wall of China

No trip to China would be complete without a trip to the world famous Great Wall. But with so many people wanting to go there and so much restoration in its recent past,… Continue reading

The one thing you can’t miss in Beijing

No visit to Beijing would be complete without a trip to witness the grandeur and pomp of one of the world’s most gilded cages – the Forbidden City. Otherwise known as the Imperial… Continue reading

The best of Beijing’s parks and palaces

As the plane drops effortlessly through the air, gliding lower with the steady magnitude of a giant in flight, Beijing is hidden by a soup of impenetrable grey clouds. As we sink through… Continue reading

The great firewall of China

Sadly, holiday girl got off to a bit of a slow start as I was unable to make posts while out there. But I carried on writing, so there will be more posts… Continue reading

Must see places in the English lake district

The English Lake District is a beautiful part of the country. With stunning scenery and lakes scattered everywhere around you, its like another world. It has a bit of everything that England has… Continue reading