Category China

CROSSING OVER

Our bags were backed and we were eager to start the next stage of our trip – travelling from Beijing to Moscow by train – the Trans-Mongolian. However, for the first leg of the trip we would travel by overnight bus to the border of China and Mongolia, cross the border by jeep then take […]

EL GIGANTE.

No es fácil escribir sobre China, es tan diversa, hay tantas historias, lugares y personas de las cuales podría escribir, que elegir una por sobre la otra me parece injusto.  Podría escribir acerca de comida, como al comienzo odiaba los dumplings y noodles, hasta que encontramos este restaurant en Huangshan. La comida era exquisita y […]

HANGING IN THE HUTONGS.

It had been around eight years since I was last in Beijing. My main memory was dusty roads, street vendors selling enormous steamed buns and the constant sound of people preparing to hock. I remember feeling overwhelmed and slightly fearful – overwhelmed by the enormous avenues and buildings and fearful of being accidently spat on […]

FINDING MORE THAN PEACE ON A MOUNTAIN TOP

I was originally hoping to be in St Petersburg for my birthday. But considering it took two weeks to get a Russian visa and around a month to travel through Mongolia and Siberia to get there, the timing didn’t quite work. So with my passport in the hands of the Russian embassy in Beijing we […]