The City of Xi’an, China

So you are in Xi’an, what do you do? You could learn some Chinese calligraphy. Explore the streets and see how the locals live, get lost and take some back allies. Enjoy watching the children play. Children enjoying the simple things, like chasing slippery watermelon. Try the markets on the cultural street or at the…

How We Got The Great Wall Of China All To Ourselves!

It started like any other sightseeing trip, waking up early. Let me tell you, I was not thrilled! I know, I was off to see The Great Wall Of China, I should of been excited. But I DON”T do morning, regardless of where I am. Anywho, after dragging my self on the bus, I remembered…

My Mulan Fantasy…Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Consorts Chambers A world of mystery, a city that has seen a culture build and thrive into modern times. Devastated by fire more than once and home to many Emperors of China, its no wonder people flock to see the Palace Museum. As a child I watched Mulan and dreamed I would see this place. So…

Chinese Street Food…Are You Brave?

Well, I was! I could not resist all the pastry and sugar, so I ate from a street market and from then on I was hooked. I was always told to play it safe and don’t eat from places like this, “You’ll get sick” everyone said. But after “playing it safe” many times and still…

Temple Of Heaven, Beijing, China

The Temple Of Heaven was a beautiful place to go. To be honest it was one of the cleanest sights I went to, also very bare in comparison to other temples and palaces we saw. The arch ways were big and the walk through each, long. The stone tiles were floor-less in colour and design,…

MY CHINA SURVIVAL TIPS

China is an interesting, yet wonderful place. I found it a challenge most of the time, but the challenges always lead to a surprising reward. I’ll admit, China was never really on the top of my travel list. However, Joel was determined to get me there. So we went, with my preconceived notion of what…

The Summer Palace, Beijing

I find it incredible when I walk in a place so old and beautiful, knowing I am sharing the same experience that the people that built it had. It blows my mind how I’m walking in the same footsteps of ancient people or people from centuries ago. My mind goes crazy with images of how…

China Visa – For Those That Don’t Know

So for the next few weeks, maybe month, my blog will be all about China! To get the ball rolling I’ll start with the visa process. It’s a step to China you can NOT miss and one I never knew about so I thought I would pass on the knowledge. Now, not all countries have to…