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)”

More on New Year’s Dreaming

Back around new year’s I wrote a bit about having new year’s dreams instead of new year’s resolutions.  It’s far more positive, and if you dream of doing something rather than NOT doing something – well, I think you are more likely to DO. So… four weeks down the track, I’ve got an update. AtContinue reading “More on New Year’s Dreaming”

New York, New York!

Just last week I had a bit of a whinge about not having any travel plans for 2009. Apparently the airlines are reading this blog, because three of them came up with irresistible fares. I’d been bantering with a friend who’s never been to the Big Apple, that not only did she have to goContinue reading “New York, New York!”

Purchasing personal products in Hangzhou, China!

We were at the tail end of a month long trip to China, having made it to Shanghai, via the entire eastern half of the country and were exhausted. I was sick of Chinese gardens and seemingly endless bus trips to explore yet another one. (I do not recommend Suzhou, the Garden City, at theContinue reading “Purchasing personal products in Hangzhou, China!”