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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Beijing, China

After two entire days of travelling from Glasgow to London to Kiev to Beijing, we finally arrived at our first destination of our nine week trip through East Asia. The process at airports for us, as first time travellers, was extremely long winded and complex. After clearing immigration and collecting our bags we were faced … More Beijing, China

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