Beijing Night(mare) Market

When the sun goes down, Beijing truly comes to life. The streets are lit up with dazzling neon…

The Great Wall at Mutianyu

Lonely Planet (which never lies) insists the fastest way to get to the Great Wall at Mutianyu is…

The Forbidden City

Built between 1406 and 1420, the Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well…

Summer Palace

We set off early to explore the Summer Palace, essentially a giant, luxurious garden for Emperors and their…

麻雀虽小,五脏俱全

Chinese proverb

Our first taste of Beijing

Stepping off the train left us in absolutely no doubt that we’d arrived in the capital of the…

16:30 Ulanbaatar –> Beijing

We felt a twinge of sadness as we boarded the overnight sleeper from UlanBaatar to Beijing. This was…

Marmot on the menu

After just four weeks of travelling, Loo and I were already running out of chat so when Jeanette…

He who drinks, dies; he who does not drink, dies as well.

Mongolian proverb

Our Ger Camp in the wilderness

Our four days in Mongolia were spent with the wonderful Pujee (Mongolian) and Jeanette (Norwegian?!), who lease out…