Discover the Treasures of the Shaanxi History Museum Xi’an

If you’re visiting Xi’an and you’re a history buff, there’s one place you’ll want to make time to visit. The Shaanxi History Museum in Xian is a massive modern state museum, one the largest in China. It houses a fabulous, sprawling collection of 370,000 items. You’ll find breath-taking ancient murals, paintings, pottery and coins, plus […]

Beware Spicy Hot Pots in China!

It all seemed so simple. Take a leisurely 5 minute stroll from our hotel (via a bar for a quick beer) and find a half decent restaurant for dinner. We’d had amazing food every night on our China vacation so what could possibly go wrong? Hmmm. In our defence, we were shattered from travelling to Guilin […]

7 Interesting Facts About China | Debunking Travel Myths

My love affair with China began in the most unorthodox way. The ex-husband and his (fab) girlfriend spilt up while she was planning a trip to China to celebrate her 50th birthday. It had been on her bucket list for 25 years and she was determined to walk on the Great Wall on her birthday. […]

Garden of the Humble Administrator | Suzhou

The Garden of the Humble Administrator is the biggest of the classical Chinese gardens in Suzhou, located about 2 hours outside Shanghai. And it’s wonderful! PinTweetShareShare

Stunning Ancient Suzhou Garden Photos

Located just a couple of hours outside of Shanghai, the serene and beautiful gardens at Suzhou are an absolute feast for the eyes. Two of the most beautiful are the Master of the Nets garden (the Fisherman’s garden) and the garden of the Humble Administrator. We came away from our visit with masses of Suzhou […]

18 Things I Learned From My First China Vacation

When my ex-husband’s girlfriend invited me to join her on a trip to China to celebrate her 50th birthday, of course I said yes! Who better to travel with? PinTweetShareShare

How to Save ££’s on Your China Travel Visa

After booking a trip to China, your next step is to sort out your China travel visa and it’s not difficult. You don’t need to shell out ££s to a visa service agent/company for assistance (unless you want to). PinTweetShareShare

8 Reasons You Need a China Private Tour Guide For Your Trip

Hiring a China private tour guide is one of the best things you can do when planning your trip to China. China is the most incredible, rewarding, exhausting, mind-blowing and exhilarating country you can imagine, but it’s vast and very different to the Western world. That’s not a bad thing and it certainly makes for […]