China – Pandas and Terracotta Warriors

Overview: To make the most of a 2 week visit to China it probably is best to use one of the tour operators, see the Daily Telegraph’s useful overview rather than going into detail here:  Our tour began in Beijing, covered Xian, Chendgu, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Guilin, Suzhou and ended in Shanghai.  See the UK government … More China – Pandas and Terracotta Warriors


Japan – independent travel to Kyoto, Matsumoto and Osaka by plane and train in 14 days Before you go: No visas are required for entry to Japan, and getting around by rail is easy and cheap using rail passes only available to foreign visitors, purchased before travel. Fees include seat reservations (important on busy trains … More Japan


Singapore – Chinese New Year 2018 On a dark January day we decided to visit Singapore the following month, coinciding with exhilarating Chinese New Year of the Dog celebrations. Singapore enjoys more or less a constant, warm but humid temperature all the year round, nevertheless it is difficult to imagine leaving a freezing British environment … More Singapore