First impressions of Hong Kong

So after 30 wonderful days spent in China we crossed the border to its very modern neighbour, Hong Kong.  We headed directly to Kowloon where our hotel was booked. We didn’t want to risk turning up in a very expensive city a couple days away from Chinese New Year without a booking. £23 got us…

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…

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…

Exploring Shanghai

We started our day with a delicious coffee at our hostel with the zen garden and trickling pond in front of us and then headed onto the very easy to follow metro line to East Nanjing Road. It’s a huge pedestrianised road with a variety of shops and eateries. We followed it down to The…

Kelimutu Crater Lakes, Indonesia

Journal snippet | December 2009 | Flores Island.  We waited beneath the ever warming sunshine for a Bemo (an Indonesia minibus) but as always they only appear when you don’t need one. We eventually gave up and decided to walk 3km uphill to the bus stop in Bajawa. Our backpacks were weighing us down and we…

Top 5 places to revisit

We try to never make decisions that we will regret…but I’m a terrible decision maker and Craig isn’t much better, so it’s inevitable that there’s a few things we’ve missed out on. Maybe we’ve made some bad choices in the past, but when you travel for such a long period of time it’s hard to…