Welcome to Beijing

Beijing was the first stop on a month long trip around the eastern half of China. After a 2-hour ride from the airport, we checked into the Garden Hotel, quite nice accommodation in an out of the way neighbourhood. We were nonplussed when we saw they had given us twin beds and asked for aContinue reading “Welcome to Beijing”

Romantic train journey in China??? (pt 1)

There’s a certain romance attached to train travel, an elegance associated with sleeper and dining cars. Think Some Like it Hot, or Murder on the Orient Express, or any of a dozen screwball comedies starring Cary Grant or Kathryn Hepburn. Though I’ve travelled extensively in Europe, the US and Asia, I’d never had the chanceContinue reading “Romantic train journey in China??? (pt 1)”