Juxtaposing Western modernity, Chinese heritage and lingering hints of colonial assertiveness, Shanghai’s character is proudly eclectic but therefore a nightmare to plan. With only two days on hand to roam the city and London dwelling friend in tow, the pressure was on to build the perfect itinerary that allowed us to sample all the city had to offer, including its many foodie treats (note to IBS … [Read more...]
With one of the richest and most diverse cultural histories, China is a world of travel waiting to be explored. Whether you focus on the global cities or delve deeper into the rural hinterlands you will be amazed at the breadth of scenery, fragrances of the food and sheer density of people.
Beijing conjures up an immense range of contrasting connotations. Smog filled crowded city. Culture rich centre of Chinese history. With an incredibly high population density and a low proportion of English speakers, it can seem a daunting place to visit. But it offers one of the best glimpses into Chinese life for the uninitiated and will guarantee to surprise with its tranquility and trendiness, … [Read more...]