China, East Asia, Mongolia

The Cheapest Way From China to Mongolia

I am guessing you’re here because you have already seen our posts and we have convinced you to go to Mongolia. Or maybe, it has been on your bucket list for a while and your now ready to take the plunge and venture out into the wilderness of Mongolia. We know all too well that… Read More The Cheapest Way From China to Mongolia

China, East Asia, Mongolia, Visa

How to Get a Mongolian Visa in China

Wandering where to go to next after China? Why not head into Mongolia? Getting a Mongolian Visa in Beijing couldn’t be easier (as long as you don’t do what we did … more on that later). Here is a step by step guide on how to get your visa to visit the magnificent Mongolia. Mongolian… Read More How to Get a Mongolian Visa in China

China, East Asia

The Great Wall of China at Mutainyu

The Great Wall of China is truly a remarkable wonder of the world. It spans over a whopping 21,196.18km, making it difficult to choose where you want to start your much-anticipated trip to the wall. After lengthy trolling through websites and blogs we chose to head to Mutainyu. We chose this point for two reasons;… Read More The Great Wall of China at Mutainyu

China, East Asia

Terracotta Warriors: A Quick Guide To Discovering Ancient History

The Terracotta Warriors are a clay army created over 2,000 years ago by the Qin dynasty. These fascinating sculptures were first unearthed by a farmer in the 1970’s whilst he was digging a well, and are still being excavated today. What makes the Terracotta Warriors so intriguing is the fine and precise facial features of… Read More Terracotta Warriors: A Quick Guide To Discovering Ancient History

China, East Asia

A Day Trip to See The Leshan Giant Buddha From Chengdu

The UNESCO credited, 233ft tall Buddha is located in Leshan; a two-hour bus ride from Chengdu. Whilst on a visit to Chengdu, a trip to the famous Leshan Giant Buddha is a must-see attraction. Most people do this as a day trip and others opt to stay overnight. However, we found that just the day… Read More A Day Trip to See The Leshan Giant Buddha From Chengdu

China, East Asia

Cuteness Overload at Chengdu Panda Base in China

The Chengdu panda breeding base is situated in the Sichuan Province of China, in Chengdu. The giant pandas are found only in three provinces: Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu, making this attraction a must visit for foreign tourist and Chinese tourist alike. Chengdu is panda mad; you will notice that on the high street there are… Read More Cuteness Overload at Chengdu Panda Base in China

China, East Asia

Tianmen Mountain: Zhangjiajie’s Better Half?

Tianmen Mountain is located in Zhangjiajie. Usually a trip to Zhangjiajie consist of visiting the National Park and the famous 99 bends, Tianmen Mountain. However, visitors that are stuck for time often favour the National Park. But which one is really the best option? Personally, if we had to choose just one of them, Tianmen would… Read More Tianmen Mountain: Zhangjiajie’s Better Half?

China, East Asia

Zhangjiajie National Park: Top Tips and Must Knows Before You Go

Zhangjiajie National Park is located in the Hunan province of China and is home to the magical Avatar mountains; that’s right, the green shrouded, levitating mountains, just like you have seen in the film. Below we have complied a list of “must knows” before going to Zhangjiajie National park, so you know what to expect… Read More Zhangjiajie National Park: Top Tips and Must Knows Before You Go

China, East Asia

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to China

Before coming to China, I had a certain image in my head. The pretty lanterns, the mystical temples, cute pandas and wildlife… that list is endless. Among the excitement and the image of beauty, I didn’t realise that China would be so damn hard to travel through. If only I knew these 6 things beforehand,… Read More 6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to China