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.
Here’s a list of my favourite places to eat, drink or shop among Beijing’s iconic hutongs. All my picks are vegetarian-friendly.
We took a high-speed train from Guilin to Beijing. It took about ten hours and 30 minutes.
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.
The shops and restaurants along West Street in Yangshuo entertained us, but the real magic took place in the surrounding countryside.
We travelled with 40 Chinese tourists down the River Lí. The tour wasn’t great value for money, but the scenery was worth every penny.
Despite the rain, we spent the day exploring Longji’s rice terraces and met some traditional women with really long hair.
Guilin acted as our base while we visited the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south of China.
We said goodbye to Vietnam and took the night train over the border to China. From there, we took our first high speed train to Guilin.
Crossing a large intersection in Ho Chi Minh City was practice for dealing with the roads and traffic throughout Vietnam.