China – Country No.2 – Hangzhou

The nicest overnight train yet brought us to Hangzhou. Having travelled south west, back towards Shanghai, it was noticeably warmer here. We arrived at the hostel early, finding ourselves unable to check in, we stowed our bags and headed out in search of breakfast. A Starbucks presented itself as the easiest option and we decided … Continue reading China – Country No.2 – Hangzhou

China – Country No.2 – ShaoLin

Everyone has heard of Shaolin. It's famous in the West for exactly one thing. Kung Fu. From Xi'an, we travelled via public bus. We had all kinds of nightmare visages of what this might entail but it was just a regular coach and as comfortable as you would expect.We are staying in a small village … Continue reading China – Country No.2 – ShaoLin