China

HOW TO GET TO HOUTOUWAN FROM SHANGHAI

By | 2018-02-19T14:39:29+00:00 Monday, February 19, 2018|Shengsi Islands|

I remember once seeing pictures of this abandoned village somewhere on an island in China and, just like so many other nice places you see online, I thought “Oh I really want to go there someday”. But then I forgot about it. With the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival, [...]

AN AFTERNOON IN HONGCUN

By | 2017-09-09T19:12:39+00:00 Sunday, November 29, 2015|China, Hongcun|

After having spent the weekend in the Yellow Mountains, we decided to go to Hongcun, a typical traditional Chinese village which still reflects the ancient way of life. During the 45-minute taxi ride from Tangkou to Hongcun (100 RMB), we were reading some blogs and articles about the village which [...]

YELLOW MOUNTAINS HUANGSHAN TRAVEL GUIDE

By | 2017-09-09T19:14:50+00:00 Friday, November 27, 2015|China, Huangshan|

Planning takes a lot of time and although there's already a lot of information on the web about the Yellow Mountains, I still spent quite some time - maybe too much - preparing our trip to Huangshan, mainly because the travel guides I found felt incomplete, or at [...]

YELLOW MOUNTAINS HUANGSHAN #2

By | 2017-09-09T19:19:37+00:00 Monday, November 23, 2015|China, Huangshan|

On our second day in the Yellow Mountains we woke up with tired legs but were still very enthusiastic and completely ready for another day full of adventure! Luckily the weather was better than on the first day spent in the mountains. We checked out of the hotel [...]

YELLOW MOUNTAINS HUANGSHAN #1

By | 2017-09-09T19:19:18+00:00 Saturday, November 21, 2015|China, Huangshan|

Sooo, I feel like I'm constantly repeating myself on this blog when saying something like "this is the most awesome thing I've ever seen", "epic" or "breathtaking, awe-inspiring experience". I've expressed these feelings of astonishment and stupefaction already multiple times when talking about the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces [...]

HALLOWEEN CAMPING ON THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

By | 2017-09-09T19:28:30+00:00 Tuesday, November 3, 2015|Beijing, China|

Camping on one of the Seven Wonders of the World? Yes please! I can't even remember the last time I went camping (I think it was in my garden, but that doesn't really count) and now my next camping adventure was going to be on the freaking Great Wall [...]

FAKE HOLLAND TOWN SHANGHAI

By | 2017-09-09T19:31:10+00:00 Sunday, September 27, 2015|China, Shanghai|

We all know that the Chinese like to imitate. Whether it’s clothes, bags, cell phones or cars, you name it they fake it. But the fact that they even imitate European cities takes this urge to fake to a next level. On a sunny Sunday we decided to [...]

THE FORBIDDEN CITY BEIJING

By | 2017-09-09T19:32:52+00:00 Saturday, November 15, 2014|Beijing, China|

During our last day in Beijing (and in China unfortunately) we visited the Forbidden City, one of China's most famous architectural monuments. The size and the grandeur of the imperial palace were just impressive. Unfortunately though, the palace was undergoing some serious restoration, a project that's probably expected [...]

THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA

By | 2017-09-09T19:33:13+00:00 Friday, November 14, 2014|Beijing, China|

We never made a bucket list, but if we did, a climb up the Great Wall of China would definitely be on it. Maybe we should start writing one for the future? Then a trip to Zhangjiajie would be on top of this list for sure (look it [...]