Bridal Traditions from Around the World

This post contains sponsored content. A wedding day is one of the most important days in your life, this is the same around the world. There are lots of similarities between wedding around the world, but the interesting part comes from the unique ways that brides from different cultures prepare and celebrate the big day. … More Bridal Traditions from Around the World

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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

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

Hong Kong Airlines

My single experience using Hong Kong Airlines was in July 2015 travelling from Shanghai to Hong Kong. Air travel, as we came to learn, in the North East of Asia is nowhere near as cheap as its southern counterparts. The sheer size of China, however, means that trips from one city to another can take several … More Hong Kong 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