THE MING DYNASTY CONCUBINES

The Ming Dynasty ruled China from 1368 to 1644. The Ming Dynasty would be known for its trade expansion to establish ties with the West. Equally the Ming Dynasty is also remembered for its drama, literature, and world-renowned white and blue porcelain. We were told by our guide on that winter’s day in Beijing, ChinaContinue reading “THE MING DYNASTY CONCUBINES”

GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL TRAIN Z98: HONG KONG – BEIJING, CHINA

We really wanted to be able to travel overland as much as possible without catching a plane, but that is not possible from Australia or New Zealand. The only overland option is to catch a cruise boat from Sydney to Hong Kong. All cruise boats leave the Pacific by end of the season in MarchContinue reading “GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL TRAIN Z98: HONG KONG – BEIJING, CHINA”

INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG (PART TWO)

Let’s face it, we all know that Hong Kong is notoriously expensive, to stay. In 2019, it tied for first place with Singapore and Paris as the most expensive city in the world. … But just because the city can be expensive for residents and travellers alike, doesn’t mean you have to empty your wallet on a trip to Hong Kong.Continue reading “INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG (PART TWO)”

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN HONG KONG

At the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong

HOW TO SELECT THE STARTING POINT OF TRANS SIBERIAN RAILWAY

Early morning at Beijing Railway Station, China