CHINA GUIDE: Beijing

Upon arriving to Beijing, we suffered from extreme jet-lag. My plan was to sleep on the flight but the seats were very tight and not comfortable enough for this (@FINNAIR, TAKE NOTE). We just wandered around in town nearby the hotel and did some people watching – China was very different from anything we had…

CHINA GUIDE: Quick overview

      I went to China with my mum for two weeks visiting 6 different cities(!) Our crazy itinerary looked like this: Beijing – Xi’an – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Hangzhou – Shanghai Let me start off with saying that China is HUGE! Do not let the world map fool you – it is…

ICELAND GUIDE: Jokulsarlon, Kerid and Blue Lagoon

  We stayed the night in a guesthouse nearby (Hunkubakkur) and went to the scenic area of Fjardljugfjur. It was so serene and beautiful with stunning views of the landscape. We continued down to Jokullsarlon (a glacier lagoon) which was jam packed with tourists. You could take a boat tour which I can imagine would…

ICELAND GUIDE: Reykjavik and Golden triangle

  We arrived to the guesthouse Aurora which was situated right next to the infamous Halgrims church (free entry!). Cute little church. We then took a stroll around town and walked down to the seafront. The view was stunning, especially during night time but freezing cold. We had dinner in an Italian restaurant in town…

Sri Lanka: Quick overview

    Route: Colombo -> Anuradhapura -> Sigiriya -> Dambulla -> Kandy -> Pinnawala -> Nuwara Eliya -> Colombo -> Negombo   Mode of transport: TRAIN: We travelled to Anuradhapura via train, costing about £10-20. Tickets can be bought at the train station. It is worth buying them in advance (i.e going to the train station…

Sri Lanka: Colombo and Negombo

  We got to Colombo and man it is a bustling city! We lived in down town Colombo in a hotel called Fairmax. It was close to the dutch hospital and we even got caught up in a movie being filmed. As we were walking to find a restaurant to eat in, a stranger jumped…

Sri Lanka: Nuwara Eliya

After Kandy, we moved onto Nuwara Eliya. We booked via our hotel. However, this train does not go from the station closest to you but the one further away, so give yourself some time to travel there and ensure you are going to the right station. The tickets request you to be at the station…