The Great Wall

Over 10 million people visit the Great Wall of China every single year. 10 Million. Now that is a lot of people. To give you an idea of how that compares with other great historical wonders last year, Stonehenge saw 1.34 million visitors, Machu Picchu was limited to 2500 visitors a day ( 912,500 people…

Crossing the Gobi

Adventurers have always been around, but less common in history are the tales of women adventurers.  Of course some women travellers did exist, however, generally women were denied the ability to travel so their literary works revolved around waiting for someone or something to come to them – think Jane Austin with the women waiting at home…

English speaker abroad in China

In the past I’ve visited China but never when unaccompanied by (or when I haven’t found) a Chinese speaker. This time however, that was the case and boy, was it a challenge at times. So for those of you who might not know or find a local to show you around, here are some helpful…

China

If you’re looking for a macro adventure then China is certainly a country that will provide challenge, confusion and stunning scenery to those unaccustomed to her ways. What a magnificent place, and yet also such a frustrating place. The first thing to get your head around is the scale of everything. Huge does not describe…