China: Sustainable City Guide – Shanghai on a budget

China: Sustainable City Guide – Shanghai on a budget

Shanghai is the largest city in China by population and the second most populated city in the world (24 million as of 2017). It should also be noted it hosts 90 billionaires, 370,000 millionaires and they are the largest consumers of designer goods. Whilst in Beijing I started reading the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy (FYI out [...]

China: Pingyao’s Ancient Streets

China: Pingyao’s Ancient Streets

Our second stop on the trip... Pingyao! We arrived on a high speed train from Beijing West on Saturday evening. The train took about four hours and passed through some very interesting landscapes. Some unbelievably pretty, others filled with high rises, factories and pollution. Pingyao is an ancient city steeped in Ming and Ding dynasty [...]

China: The Great Wall

China: The Great Wall

On Wednesday morning we arrived in Beijing, the first stop on our travels, and yesterday we ventured to The Great Wall. The Great Wall of China runs east-to-west for 21,196 km across the north. It was primarily used as defence against invaders, but has also been used as border control for trade and immigration. Some of the wall [...]