Category: China

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong, now officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, was returned to the Republic of China in 1997, but it maintains autonomy in legal, economic, trade, financial and monetary, shipping, communications, tourism, cultural and...

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Guilin and Yangshuo

After visiting very populous cities in China it was refreshing to see a more rural side around Guilin and Yangshuo. The area is well known for the karst (limestone) peaks rearing up from rice...

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Shanghai

Located in the Yangtze River Delta which adjoins the East China Sea, Shanghai is a major administrative, shipping and trading city, the largest in China, with over 24 million people. Shanghai flourished in the...

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Beijing

Wanting to visit China with a tour rather than on our own due to language issues, but not wanting to share with a dozen or more other travellers, I researched several companies until I...

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The Yangtze River, 2012

Although we had been on boats in the Whitsundays we had never been on one with large numbers of people and never in a foreign land. Our four day river cruise on the Century...