China

Urumqi to Almaty via the Alashankou Druzhba border crossing

15th July 2017

Crossing borders in western China can be long as there are no easy routes out of the country. I got to Urumqi and had planned to see more of Xinjiang but I had enough of China by this point and decided to leave for Kazakhstan. I had read online that the easiest way to get…

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I traveled 7000km across China for £211

13th July 2017

I traveled 7000km across China, most of it by high speed railway and for only £211. I thought i’d share the route I took. It was a cheap journey but it could have much cheaper as I always chose the fastest option. I think I could have traveled the same route for less than £150…

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Photos from Chengdu

2nd July 2017

Here’s some street photos from Chengdu as well as some pandas. I spent a week in the city; saw pandas, got lost in the city and ate lots of spicy food. It’s one of my favourite cities in China so far.

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Pandas in Chengdu

21st June 2017

Sichuan is the home of the Giant Panda and Chengdu has the most famous Panda breeding centre so that’s where I headed. You can hike through the forest and see wild Pandas but I’m too lazy to hike all day and have the chance of not seeing a single Panda. The place where I’m staying wrote me…

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Hong Kong to Chongqing

18th June 2017

I visited China last year and ever since, i’ve wanted to go back and see as much of the country as possible. Hong Kong’s Chinese embassy issue 2 days visas without requiring any proof of itinerary which is a perfect place to start. Getting to Guilin After an uneventful couple of days in HK the…

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Guilin and Onwards

20th June 2016

This weekend I was planning on going to Beijiing but ended up going somewhere completely different. I was eating my beef noodles one day and looking at the pictures on the 元20 note. One side has a photo of Guilin and it looked nice so after a couple of Google image searches I ended up booking a flight. Everywhere in…

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Busy Shanghai

8th June 2016

Less than 100 years ago Shanghai was only a small city. Current day Shanghai is modern and completely different to how I would picture China. Walking through the city is hectic but you can end up in some interesting places. My camera needs some maintenance so I decided that Shanghai is a good place to get it…

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China is Awesome

28th May 2016

Shanghai is the most populated city on Earth so it’s going to be hectic. England has a population of about 60 million people and Shanghai alone is almost half of that. 6am Wednesday it was time to leave Osaka and by 9am I was on the plane. After an hour and half of straight turbulence…

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