Travelling in Taxis…Beijing

The latest in our series of taxi stories from our travels. When we hailed a taxi in Beijing, China, we were not in a good mood. It was 2am, we had no money left at all (save the exact amount of the taxi ride to the airport), and we had just had an argument with…

Our First Year of Travel Blogging

The Year in Review We started our travel blog on 29th May 2017, after a visit to the incredible Lake Garda and Verona, Italy. We have been travelling together for almost six years, and have been ‘meaning to’ start our travel blog for as long. So what suddenly gave us the push to set it…

Travel Blogging Content: Coming Up With Ideas

Travel blogging is fun, hard work, and addictive. But how do you continuously come up with ideas? We are budget travellers, and our travelling styles is Travel, Work, Save, Repeat (see here for more info!). When you are travelling continuously, the hardest thing is finding the time to write. But what happens when you are in…

A Snapshot of…Beijing

Well, we did a poll and asked which city our followers would like to read about next. The answer came back, and it was Beijing! So here is our snapshot, we hope you enjoy it. When to Visit: Beijing is freezing cold in the Winter and swelteringly hot the Summer, so, we recommend Spring or…

Dealing with Culture Shock

Culture shock can be an issue for even the most seasoned of travellers. We all have our ideals, our attitudes and our individual creature comforts. So, when you enter a totally new environment where these aspects of what make you who you are aren’t there, you are thrown into disarray. It can be difficult to…

Great Things to do for FREE in Any City

We are all about the saving, travelling on a budget and staying within our monetary limits. Why? Because it means that we can travel for longer! We’ll always go for the cheapest option (including giving ourselves fancy new haircuts). In this blog post, we’re going to share our tips for great things you can do…

Our Favourite Travelling Recipe – with photos!

We’ve talked many times about how food from your favourite countries can help cure travel and home sickness (see our post: How to battle feeling homesick.) We love China, and our time there was very happy. So, making dumplings (or, depending on what you prefer to call them, #jiaozi, #gyoza, #potstickers, #锅贴, and many more)…

Lessons Learned – Avoiding Being Scammed While Travelling

Something we have been discussing a lot since starting our travel blog is how we can help others with their travel issues. But the question is, what are other people’s travelling issues? We can name our own, but what about yours? Then we realised that actually, a lot of experiences we face when travelling the…

Study China 2016

I would be remiss to start a travel blog without writing a piece about Study China, a programme that gave me the opportunity to study Mandarin and Chinese culture at Beijing Normal University in 2016. The programme offers free study and accommodation at different locations in China, and is funded by the British government. It’s available…