What exactly do you get up to when you’re on a train for more than 16 hours? Make friends and drink Brandy apparently…
We took the Trans-Mongolian from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar, which included a three-hour bogie-changing adventure in the middle of the night.
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.
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.