We spent a month backpacking through beautiful China. Our route took us south from Beijing to Xi’an, then onto Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Chongqing, Guilin, Yangshou and Shenzhen, before we walked across the border into Hong Kong.
Our 30 days spent in China were by far the most challenging of our whole round-the-world trip, they were also the most rewarding with no other country giving us that same culture shock. We would both go back tomorrow, maybe we will…
Before I bang on about how good Hong Kong was and how different it is to China, I’m going to give you the low down on some observations we made during our stay. These are of course my opinions only, sorry if I offend anyone. Continue reading →
Hey everyone, just a quick post today. On our first day in China we laid in bed, jet-lagged while the bar below our room played a lovely Chinese song on loop. Most songs would start to grate after a while but this one was so dreamy and lovely it fitted our tired and dazed mood perfectly. We never found out what the song was called. All through China we’d hear it played but no one could ever tell us what it was called or who sung it. We left China quite sad as we thought we’d never hear it again. We’d searched youtube and never found anything remotely like it.
Last night we were sat in a bar in Bangkok and were talking about how we’d never hear the song again. Minutes later some Chinese tourists sat next to our table, one of the guys spilt his beer and some went on my foot and so we got talking. Emma pounced on the opportunity to ask them if they knew the song so she sung it as best as she could, they joined in with her! They told us what the main lyric was so we’ve now found it on Youtube 🙂
Some stuff you can’t make up, why is it that on our travel days we seem to attract the weirdos? Well our sleeper bus journey is another that we won’t be forgetting too soon. This is a pretty nasty post … Continue reading →
Hello there! So we meet again eh? Thanks for coming back and reading our blog, it means the world to us that you guys are following our trip around China. Soooo, we left you last on board our 20/21hr train … Continue reading →
Ni hao! I’m sat writing this on the 21-hour train ride from Chongqing to Guilin. I’m sat up in bed whilst Emma sits on the bunk above coughing her lungs up whilst painting her nails, I’m sure the vapour of … Continue reading →
How-do’s?! Our last day in Chengdu was a chilled one spent blogging, organising photos and Skyping. Unfortunately when I skyped my mum, we couldn’t hear her, so we had to lip read and rely on her super fast typing to … Continue reading →
Hello everyone. We’ve just got back from an amazing trip to Jiuzhaigou national park, the most incredible landscapes I’ve ever seen. New Zealand, the bar has now been set so you’d better not let me down! It’s a ten-hour bus … Continue reading →
Yo dudes! How are you all doing? We are good and have done tons since our last post. Here goes: Firstly, we survived the 16hr hard seater train ride from Xi’an to Chengdu. It wasn’t easy, but we did it! … Continue reading →
Hey everyone! I’m going to try to bring you all up to date with where we currently are, there’s lots to tell you so here we go. After our overnight train to Xi’an we arrived at our hostel, the Han … Continue reading →