Category Archives: CHINA

Hong Kong Skyline #3

Editin’ the night away

The MacBook has been working over-time recently, working on some fairly hefty image resolutions and demanding spot removal editing techniques (must remember to always clean the lens!). The 2TB hard drives are filling up fast and our online gallery is slowly increasing in size as … Read More


Review and receipes from our Yangshou Cooking School Experience!

This is the first in a series of reviews taken from our experiences of several cooking classes that we participated in whilst travelling through Asia. We’re both foodies and love to explore new cuisine, this could have something to do with creativity. We both love … Read More

notworkrelated Nanning to Hanoi

China – Nanning to Hanoi – 7th January

We left Lotusland at 7.45am to walk to the International Tourism Distribution Centre only 15 minutes walk away which was perfect for us leaving Nanning. The bus station we came into from Yangshou was at least a 40 minute bus journey from the centre so … Read More

notworkrelated Nanning

China – Nanning – 5th-6th January

Up early for our last time in Yangshou we were picked up by taxi from Trippers to be dropped off at the coach station for our journey to Nanning. It took around five hours or so to reach Nanning and we jumped on a bus … Read More

notworkrelated Yangshou6

China – Yangshou – 3rd-4th January

So another day in Yangshou beckoned and the weather was still on the chilly side with plenty of moisture thrown in for good measure. We had heard about some Tai Chi lessons that Trippers could organise for guests with a local tutor, so we booked … Read More

notworkrelated Yangshou 4

China – Yangshou – 1st-2nd Jan 2011

We had a slow start to the new year, not a lot was done at all. Helen had quite a hangover for the first part of the morning but after a while and a re-hydration sachet she soon perked up. As the day went on … Read More

notworkrelated Yangshou day 3

China – Yangshou – New Years Eve – 31st December

When we arrived in Yangshou we’d heard that the main cooking school ‘Yangshou Cooking School‘ offered some great half day classes so we booked this for the first part of the day. We had a pick up from our cookery master from Bamboo after checking … Read More

notworkrelated Yangshou day 2

China – Yangshou bike ride – 30th December

We had breakfast at the hotel in the form of muesli and fruit before going off on bikes for the day. At Bamboo they have a good choice of mountain and city bikes (we opted for mountain bikes of course) perhaps some of the best … Read More

notworkrelated Yangshou day 1

China – Yangshou – 29th December

We were picked up at 8am by the taxi to take us to the tour bus in the centre of Guilin where we were met by a coach and several other tourists waiting for a little adventure. Our tour guide was a lovely camp chap … Read More

China – Guilin – 28th December

After a much needed lie in we got up and enjoyed a Wada breakfast eventually getting out at around midday to see some of Guilin’s sights. We booked ourselves onto a boat tour to take us to Yangshou the following day, the tour costs were … Read More

notworkrelated Hong Kong to Shenzhen

China – Travel from Hong-Kong to Shenzhen to Guilin – 27th December

We packed up and were ready to check out at around 11am. We’d read that we could leave our bags in luggage storage at the MTR station at Kowloon’s Hung Hom so that we could make the most of having some more time in Hong-Kong. … Read More

notworkrelated Lamma Island

Hong Kong – Lamma Island & a beach! 26th December

Boxing Day is traditionally a time for eating the left overs from Christmas day, watching some great films and playing games with family and friends. However this year we wanted beach, sand and sea with some lovely sunshine, especially after coming from the north of … Read More