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…

The Terracotta Warriors – A Photo Diary

  When we visited China we unfortunately did not get the chance to visit one of our bucket list sights, the Terracotta Warriors, so we were delighted to hear that a selection would be shown in in Liverpool for a limited amount of time. The exhibition was fascinating, giving insight to the discovery of the…

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…

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)…

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…