China - An Introduction

West Lake Hangzhou Sunset

China is a land of contradictions. Most of us picture a powerhouse of industry, a landscape dominated by smoke belching factories. A country ruled by a Communist government and law abiding citizens regimentally going about their day. In fact, this could not be further from the truth. It’s more a case of ‘bright lights, big city’ where the roads are filled with luxury cars. Towering skyscrapers with luxury apartments and and five star shopping.

Shenzhen by night

I have been to China twice for a total of five full weeks of exploration and adventure from Shenzhen in the south to Beijing in the north and I haven’t even scratched the surface. There’s always something interesting around the next corner, up the next street and in the next town. I can’t wait to go back…there is just so much to see.

Around the corner, somewhere in China

Until I go back and fill another hard drive with photos, stay tuned to my blog as I reflect on past adventures. I’ll pass on some important tips to travelling and staying safe (and sane) in China. It can be a tough place for the independent traveller, especially when few Chinese speak English and are fast to triple the price for you. Sure, you can take the guided tour package complete and herded around like sheep, but where is the fun in that?

West Lake - Hangzhou


Posted By Nathan on 18th February 2016

Updated : 23rd July 2017 | Words : 220 | Views : 2825 | Comments : 1

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Looking forward to more, as we plan our own China adventure!


Posted By Victoria on Thursday 18th February 2016 @ 18:59:02

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Thanks Victoria - there's LOTS more!

Looking forward to seeing photos from your adventure too.

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Posted By on Thursday 18th February 2016 @ 18:59:02

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