Back to Beijing

18 to 28 May 2017 My last trip to Beijing was just coming into winter and it was definitely coat weather. What a change it was returning to Beijing in May to high temperatures and sunshine!

A long weekend and a longer drive to Zhejiang province

May 1st is Chinese Labor Day, which meant a long weekend and an opportunity to get out of the city for a break! I decided to book a fairly last minute trip with a travel company (Traveller’s Society) to Zhejiang province for a weekend of hiking and mountain biking through rice terraces. The original itinerary…

Ninghai hikes and hot springs

Many travel companies offer weekend getaways from Shanghai, but they often involve a very intense itinerary, with overnight trains and a rushed sightseeing tour. However one advertised trip to Ninghai appealed to me with a combination of hiking and hot springs!

El Salvadorean food festival fail, falls and fun!

(Days 59 to 62) After our long day of travel from Guatemala we were happy to arrive into the small town of Juayua, along the famous Ruta de las Flores (flower road) in the western highlands of El Salvador. We had thought about going straight to the coast but decided to go firstly to Juayua…

Xela – hiking and hot springs

(Day 54) My birthday started off with Clinton making coffee then presenting me with several birthday cards from home. A lovely way to start the day before a fairly boring travel day ahead!