China

Discovering Hong Kong

Exploring Hong Kong We had several days to explore Hong Kong. Our hostel was actually located on another island in an area called Kowloon, one of the main tourist drags full of good eats and excellent shopping . It was…

Night buses in China

It seemed like a good idea – overnight on a sleeper bus to the border and an early arrival in Hong Kong. I’m always hopeful – at least my everlasting optimism hasn’t worn away. Now I know better and can…

A Weekend in Kowloon

Welcome to your nightmares – ChungKing Mansions ChungKing Mansions are a Steven King novel just waiting to happen. A twenty something story building, rambling and totally derelict, it must have come straight out ofCandy Man (a 1990’s horror movie for you…

Cobblestones of Yangshou, China

My, my, my…time has sped by. I apologize for my lack of attentiveness since leaving you on a rainy afternoon in Yangshou. However, with the big city awe of Hong Kong, a timely visit by the police and practically quantum…

Escaping to Songpan’s Ice mountain in China

Ice Mountain It was almost like staying at the Four Seasons. A few exceptions perhaps…The hard, cold ground didn’t quite resemble a double stuffed air mattress and the air conditioner seemed to be permanently stuck in the on position. Room service also had an…

Exploring Shanghai, China

On the Road Again There are numerous things to do on a 45 hour train ride, one being writing silly poems that don’t rhyme properly. On the other hand, I did get a couple of chuckles out of Cara as…

Leaving Shanghai

And We’re Off!! Time to leave China — we are flying out of Shanghai in a few hours. Cara is going back home to Brisbane while I am off to the Land of Smiles….Thailand once again. For reasons unknown, I have…