What exactly do you get up to when you’re on a train for more than 16 hours? Make friends and drink Brandy apparently…
Border crossing: China to Mongolia by train
We took the Trans-Mongolian from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, which included a three-hour bogie-changing adventure in the middle of the night.
The Great Wall of China (Mutianyu)
We headed out for a full day at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. The day ended up involving a lot of climbing.
The Summer Palace: the highlights
The Summer Palace is essentially a park. Here are the highlights from the five hours we spent there.
The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
We walked through Beijing’s ancient to recent history, visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Qianmen Street Mall, before finishing the day with a local beer in our hutong.
Top 5 places to eat, drink or shop in Beijing
Here’s a list of my favourite places to eat, drink or shop among Beijing’s iconic hutongs. All my picks are vegetarian-friendly.
Guilin to Beijing by train
We took a high-speed train from Guilin to Beijing. It took about ten hours and 30 minutes.
My friend Becky showed us around the Yangshuo countryside. There is certainly nothing better than having a local guide you.
Top 5 places to eat or drink in Yangshuo
West Street has loads of restaurants and cafés to choose from, but some of the best places to eat or drink are hidden away. Here’s my top 5 vegetarian-friendly places.
Top 5 things to do in Yangshuo
The shops and restaurants along West Street in Yangshuo entertained us, but the real magic took place in the surrounding countryside.