Cartagena tour group, Colombia

Tips For Travelling Solo Around The World

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Ever since 2003 I was determined to travel around the world by myself. I'm not sure why I set my mind on travelling solo. It might have been my strong independence, or it might have been something that I just had to do alone. Travelling round…
The terracotta warriors - Xi'an, China

Why The Terracotta Warriors Are Not The Biggest Discovery In Xi'an

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Xi'an is one of my favourite cities in China. After a 17 hour overnight sleeper train from Yichang and using a hole in the floor for the loo, a decent hotel was a welcome relief. Xi'an was once China's capital city, with a history that…
Simon Heyes on the Great Wall Of China

Exploring The Great Wall Of China

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Exactly one year ago, on 13th March 2013, I was walking around on one of the few man-made objects visible from space: the Great Wall of China. It seems fitting, that, one year on, I finally share my great experience and pics with you. China…
Things You Need to know before visiting China - Adventure Bagging

29 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting China

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1. There are virtually no signs in English, which makes getting around very difficult. 2. Many Chinese students speak and understand English, so don't be shy - say hello and they will happily chat to you! 3. You'll get stared at. A lot.…
Six Types Of Chinese Tea - Adventure Bagging

Discovering The Six Different Types of Chinese Tea

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I love tea. The British Empire was built on tea. Give me English breakfast tea, milk and one sugar, and I'm happy. After hiking Snowdon a few year ago, I even discovered a cafe in Llanberis that serves pints of English breakfast tea. I've…