Beijing to Shanghai

In terms of scale, China is enormous when compared with its surrounding countries and so not only does travel between cities take much longer than in other parts of East Asia, but it often costs more to do so. Internal flights within China would always be my highest recommendation for a number of reasons that … More Beijing to Shanghai

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China Southern Airlines

We used China Southern Airlines on a singular occasion just under two years ago, when we were travelling from the country’s capital Beijing to Zhangjiajie in the Hunan province. Like I experienced with Hong Kong Airlines, air travel in China was extremely pricey. For this two and a half hour flight we paid just over £100 one way for a … More China Southern Airlines

Summer Palace, Beijing

For more photographs and information on Beijing, click here.  For more information on planning a trip to China and other East Asian countries, click here. We manoeuvred the city’s complex subway system and visited the stunning Summer Palace – an eighteenth-century Qing palace which to this day remains China’s largest royal park. Entry to the palace … More Summer Palace, Beijing

Shanghai, China 

We arrived in Shanghai late at night from Zhangjiajie and took a taxi from Pudong International Airport to our hotel. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in the downtown area which far exceeded any expectations. Immaculate, spacious and as modern as they come, £55 for 2 nights seems like a steal. After a long overdue decent … More Shanghai, China 

Zhangjiajie, China

We were unsure whether or not to visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park during our time in China, but almost two years on I am still incredibly glad we did. The contrast between Beijing, Shanghai and (although it’s not officially part of China) Hong Kong and Zhangjiajie could not be greater. I feel there is something extra spectacular about … More Zhangjiajie, China