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10 things that surprised me about China

Our 4 weeks in China have been great, the experience has been unforgettable and we've seen some of the most famous places on earth and enjoyed scenic spots that have taken our breath away! It has been quite a culture shock though and many things have differed to what we were expecting. Read on and find out what has surprised us the most.. 1) Spitting This has to go first as it's the most shocking. [...]

By |October 20th, 2015|China, Travel Tips|2 Comments

Wonder Wall

You probably remember that I was moaning about having to get up early, well today was a new record, 6:00! We struggled out of bed, splashed some water on our face and struggled downstairs. Whilst waiting in reception we met a couple from the Netherlands that had travelled to Beijing via train from Moscow, this had taken them over 80 hours, thats insane! A small minibus turns up with a chap that sp [...]

By |October 19th, 2015|Beijing, China, Daily Blog|0 Comments

Smelly cat, smelly cat

To my surprise I was scrolling through TripAdvisor the other night and noticed there was a Friends themed Central Perk cafe in Beijing, I wouldn’t have thought Friends would be that big over here but I guess I was wrong. I wanted to visit one of these in New York back in June but unfortunately the set I had heard about was only ever temporary. We set off for the Beijing version this morning hoping [...]

By |October 18th, 2015|Beijing, China, Daily Blog|0 Comments

Having a gander at the pandas

Most people head to Chengdu to see China’s famous Giant Pandas but this would have meant another flight and an extra £300 for us. So, instead, as a second best, we went to Beijing zoo today to get a glimpse. When you think of China, pandas are one of the first things people associate with the country and neither of us had ever seen a panda up close so this was a must for us! Upon arrival we couldn [...]

By |October 17th, 2015|Beijing, China, Daily Blog|0 Comments

China tea scam exposed

We would consider ourselves quite switched on when it comes to recognising scammers and people out to rip us off. However, for the first time on our travels, we was very close to being scammed in Shanghai by two very friendly Chinese ‘students’. We’ve shared our story so you’ll be aware should you ever be approached in a similar way. An innocent approach Walking along in Shanghai trying to find on [...]

By |October 13th, 2015|China, Shanghai, Travel Tips|1 Comment

Shanghai’s Bund

Trying to find a launderette near our Shanghai hotel proved impossible this morning, there only seems to be dry cleaners that charge a few quid per item of clothing. So we started the day by heading out to get some washing liquid to wash all our clothes in the sink, it’s a good job we’re here for 4 nights as it’s going to take a while for everything to dry! Whilst out we picked up some breakfast f [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|China, Daily Blog, Shanghai|0 Comments

Just call us Posh and Becks

Something very strange happened to us today and I still can’t work out why! We were walking along the river in the city of Xi’an and thought we’d take a rest on the wall, we was just sitting there talking, minding our own business when a group of 4 teenage girls approached us. They were all giggling and looked very excited, they said ‘can you take photo please’ so we assumed they wanted us to take [...]

By |October 11th, 2015|China, Daily Blog, Xi'An|0 Comments

The Terracotta army

Today we are visiting the Terracotta Army, something I have been looking forward to since before we left. Even when we went to get our travel injections and said we was visiting China she straightaway said, “are you going to visit the Terracotta Warriors?” The alarm buzzed again at 7 but I could not handle it again more, and told Hayley I was setting it for 8, I got a grunt which I took as OK, and [...]

By |October 10th, 2015|China, Daily Blog, Xi'An|0 Comments