If you roll a million-sided dice a million times you should expect to hit the jackpot. Traveling can be like that too. I'd like you to try a simple mental exercise before we begin.
My second day in Beijing, and I had a flight back to Malaysia scheduled for 4pm that afternoon. I was hell bent on seeing the Great Wall (whichever part I could!) and after some question asking, I decided on booking a private car, through the hotel, the night before.
A scheduled night in Beijing and a canceled flight the next day? I couldn’t believe my luck! I had just spent the last two weeks in China working my ‘other life’ - massaging for a cycling team at a huge, ten day race in Qinghai province.
There’s really no doubt about it – China can be a daunting, jarring, and even overwhelming experience for foreigners. Not only is there a language barrier to struggle with, but there’s also the huge population, teeming traffic, choking pollution and cultural differences that you’ll find in most larger Chinese cities.
Travel can make you feel liberated, but one thing often squashes that sense of freedom the minute you land at your destination: visa requirements. It’s a breeze getting into countries like Thailand, where you don’t need a visa, but Vietnam is another story.
The Qing Tombs; Share the magnificence of 80 square kilometers of mausoleums, visiting the tombs of no less than five emperors, 15 empresses, 136 concubines, three princes and two princesses
China... unlike any other nation in the world! We entered China via train from Irkutsk in Russia and made our way to Beijing. We were overwhelmed with the sights, sounds and smells and craziness of this huge city....
Ever thought of doing the really really adventurous travel 'thing'??? 'Thing' being tripping from the UK to India overland? I don't think there are many of us who can say they've done it, but James has (recently), and he's here to entertain us with some