Life has been a little unsettled since we got home from China. I guess we thought we would come home and everything would be clear regarding our future direction. We found some amazing products that we would like to import into New Zealand, and we had the trip
The Lonely Planet Guide rates the Yuyuan Gardens & Bazaar as a ‘thing to do in Shanghai.
‘With its shaded corridors, glittering pools and whispering bamboo, the Yuyuan Gardens are a delightful escape from Shanghai’s glass-and-steel modernity.’
We had been in
Well we are back in New Zealand, and what a trip! don’t know that I will ever be able to blog about every little experience we had in China, so I’m simply going to write about what comes to mind at any given time. I have to
He’s always right on time
The first day we walked in to our travel agent to inquire about trips to China, we felt like a door opened very wide. We had quite a long list of things we thought were going to happen over the month of June. It’s been
We have been off the grid for a couple of days. Yesterday morning we were picked up early from our hotel in Beijing, and we travelled 2 1/2 hours by car to do an intrepid hike of the Great Wall where not many tourists go. Our guide said last night
One thing I have learned from all this travelling in China is that some things do get easier. Today our English speaking guide picked us up from our hotel in Pingyao, and we had a short ride to the train station to catch the bullet train to Beijing.
There was a pressing sense that we needed to have everything set up for our online shop before we left for China. That seems kind of strange when we don’t actually have a whole lot of stock yet, but our systems are starting to fall in to place and the
On the advice of my very good friend & travelling companion on the Yangtze River cruise, it was back to the Doctor today to dose up on Dukoral, which is a lovely little drink you can take on an empty stomach to shield against all water based bugs in third
On the last overseas trip I took to Israel eighteen months ago, I made a pledge to myself that I must travel lighter. You would think that I would have learned by now. Memories of traipsing around the U.K. with a suitcase that no one else wanted to lift, as