Now, although Shanghai isn’t the capital of China (that honour goes to Beijing) it’s actually the biggest in all of China – this coupled with its reputation as being a financial hub and a global city, make Shanghai the perfect place to begin (or indeed, end) your trip to China. The city has pretty much … Continue Reading

No trip to China is truly complete without visiting this amazing city – eclipsed only by the enormity of Shanghai, Beijing is the third most populous city in the word with an estimated population of 21 million inhabitants. The history of Beijing spans back three millennia and it has served as a cultural and economic center of … Continue Reading

The very mention of the city, Shanghai brings about images of bright city lights, ancient Chinese architecture, delicious and perhaps not-so-delicious food, a hive of activity and a city that is unlike anywhere else in the world. The problem with that though is that it’s very hard to combine all of these different ideas into … Continue Reading

Hong Kong is a beautiful part of wider China and somewhere I had always wanted to visit! Technically, Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China and so it’s in a lot of ways both part of and distinct from mainland China. Originally, I grew up in rural west Wales – which is a far … Continue Reading

UNESCO World Heritage sites are an unequivocal stamp of prestige and honour on any landmark or tourist attraction. The criteria for being awarded this honour is very stringent – rightly so as these UNESCO World Heritage sites are of cultural and/or physical significance and the instant this designation is placed on a site, it arguably … Continue Reading