Hiking the awesome park that inspired Avatar

If Avatar was based on a real place it would 100% be Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It’s one of the main images that inspired us to come to China and it looked just as impressive in person. We had our first blue sky day in China and what a day for it!! Due to it…

The stunning terraces of Jiangling

We waited patiently for a bus along the main road…nothing came. After 30 minutes a guy in a passenger car pulled up and offered to take us to Jiangling, he didn’t understand when I tried to ask how much but we gave up and hopped in. He had a loud conversation on his phone and…

Up in the clouds of Huangshan

– photos at bottom of blog – Mount Huangshan, otherwise known as the yellow mountains are said to be among the most impressive of China’s mountains. So as nature lovers we had to visit the area. After battling through Hangzhou’s traffic in a battered taxi full of cctv cameras we got a bus from the…

Two hooligans cycling around West Lake

It was time to leave Shanghai so we got back on Harmony the super fast train and headed south to Hangzhou, said to be one of the most famous sites in China.  When we got off the metro we had a complete change of scenery, we walked through an area of street stalls and everyone…

A water town with a cat cafe

The friendly chap in our hostel told us their were lots of buses to Zhouzhuang, one of the most popular water towns outside Shanghai. We got to a very modern bus station and found out there wasn’t a bus for 2 hours, such a pain, so I tried to think of any other watertowns I’d…