24 hours in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Skyline

Hong Kong is one hundred and ten percent the fastest paced city I’ve ever been to. Tourists often use this destination as a pit stop between countries being that it has a huge, fantastic, super modern airport. Hong Kong is a curry pot of Chinese, British and Indian culture; with the rest mixed in for good measure. I would recommend visiting Hong Kong for longer than a couple of days, […]

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Turkish food in Chengdu – China.

I know, you thought you could never get bored of spicy noodle soup. Fried rice with veggies and six thousand chillies doesn’t appeal for breakfast? How about chicken feet? Trust me, after a few weeks or even months in China you may find yourself a little tired of the intense and rich flavours of Chinese food (especially the spice of the cuisine in Chengdu) and fancy something a little different. […]

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5 must do things in Beijing – China.

The Great Wall I mean who wants to be the guy that goes to China and doesn’t see the great wall? You’ll be able to read more in detail about the exact walk I did here, but if you’re looking for something a little less strenuous then literally every hostel or hotel will be able to sort you something out. Seriously, go do it, it’s incredible. The Forbidden City  The Forbidden […]

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Things you should know before going to China.

Literally nobody speaks English. Hopefully, your hotel or hostel staff will. But other than that, it will be very difficult to find people who understand what on earth you are talking about. Getting a taxi is hard, and so is ordering a meal. Make sure you grab a business card from your hostel to hand to a taxi driver, and get yourself a basic translator app. They spit. It’s just […]

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The cheapest Michelin star restaurant in the world – Hong Kong.

Eating Michelin star rated food, in Hong Kong, for little over a tenner. Impossible? Well actually it’s not. Tim Ho Wan is an inviting and delicious dim sum restaurant with a few different venues over the city. The menu contains both English and Cantonese with tick boxes at the side of each item. As opposed to telling the waiter what you would like, you simply put ticks in the correlating […]

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A Wonderful Experience at the Terracotta Army – Xi’an.

Visiting the terracotta army is pretty much the sole reason I made the detour to Xi’an on our China trip. Fortunately, Xi’an us a beautiful city with plenty of things to do to fill a few days – so in the end I was very happy to have taken the trip. The terracotta army is easily accessible from central Xi’an. There’s a bus station right next to the central train […]

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The Disney Park that forgot the Disney Magic.

Somehow, I’d managed to get to the ripe old age of 22 and had never visited a Disney Park. So on a trip around China, how could I pass on an opportunity to spend the afternoon at Disneyland Shanghai? Disneyland Shanghai is very easily accessible from central Shanghai. The metro line 11 takes you straight into the park for 6¥, and takes around 50 minutes from the city centre. As […]

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The best way to see the Great Wall Of China.

The section of the great wall we covered was the  Zhengbeilou-Mutianyu Hike, and I have to say, it was absolutely incredible.  A friend who was also staying in our hostel actually organised the trip and the website he used was this one. The service provided through the website was a pick up from the hostel, and drop off at the starting point by our driver, John. John also provided us with […]

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