CHINA GUIDE: Shanghai

  The next morning in Hangzhou, we got the hotel to organise a taxi for us to the train station. I booked the train tickets in advance with the CTRIP app and picked them up there. This app was brilliant but for some reason, it stopped working properly so I wouldn’t rely on it completely….

CHINA GUIDE: Hangzhou

      We flew to Hangzhou relatively smoothly. We stayed in a hotel called Huachen international hotel. The location was brilliant as it was walking distance to most places and there was also a shuttle service straight from the airport that stopped 5 minutes away from the hotel. Once again, ensure you have the…

CHINA GUIDE: Jiuzhaigou and Chengdu

Getting to Jiuzhaigou was extremely hard! As the whole trip was last minute, I tried planning whilst there, the google ban in China didn’t help! We flew to the airport, and almost crashed in the process. The wings were grazing the mountains, literally. Both myself and mum were praying for our lives. This flight is not…

CHINA GUIDE: Xi’an

  Xi’an was my favourite city in all of China. It ticked all the boxes: Shopping, Food and Sightseeing and is the home of the Terracotta Army! Xi’an was buzzing at all times, and it was one of the most beautiful cities we visited! We stayed in Bell tower hotel. This was one of the best…

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…