Tips on East Asian Currencies & Managing Money While Travelling

This installment of the travel tips section of my YouTube channel – which you can subscribe to here – is all about how to navigate the many currencies of East and Southeast Asia. I also give my two cents on the benefits and drawbacks of carrying cash versus using your personal bank card or prepaid … More Tips on East Asian Currencies & Managing Money While Travelling

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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

Summer Travel Plans

This is a collaborative post. If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may know that I’ve been studying at the University of St Andrews since the year I started writing here on WordPress. It was in the first summer of my time here that I travelled to East Asia, beginning … More Summer Travel Plans

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