Category Archives: China

Location: Asia.China

A Walk to Remember

Beijing Beijing has a lot to offer – Forbidden Palace, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and of course the famous Great Wall. On the first day Derek took off and visited the surroundings of the Forbidden Palace, though was barred from visiting the Tiananmen Square as he didn’t bring his passport with him…

Bells, Drums & Warriors

Xi’An We arrived in Xi’An, the former capital of China – where the emperor resided, after a 27 tiring hours train ride. Due to not thinking ahead, we ended up spending the first night in a hotel (we arrived late at night).  The next day, we booked our Hostel and started exploring. The city’s main…

One Pagoda, Two Pagoda,…Water Cave?

Guilin: We arrived in Guilin after a 12-hour long train ride in a sleeper compartment where we occupied the top bunk (three bunks per side, 6 total). The city itself is located on the Li River and surrounded by karst landscape (hills created by water erosion). Barely anyone spoke English (we’re getting used to it…