Toilets in China
26 May 2017 | Living
One of the pleasures (or at least conveniences) of travel in China today is the huge number of public toilets. Once upon a time they were hard to find and when you found one you often wished you hadn’t.
◄ Toilet sign in Pingyao
Now they seem to be everywhere and...
Curiosities & General Strange & Weird Stuff in China
25 May 2017 | The rest
▲ We had a wonderfully loud and raucous restaurant evening in the village of Duoyishu, in the rice terrace area of Yuanyang. The Chinese group at the next table were ripping in to the alcohol, toasting us, generally getting more and more in to the party spirit, culmin...
Silk Road by MGB – China Stops Day 30 to Day 46
24 May 2017 | Places
We’re at Day 53 and almost across China in our long trek from Bangkok to London (well to Abingdon, where they once made MGs). Here are a few more of our China stops en route:
▲ On Day 30 we were at Huangshan, one of China’s best known mountain sites and the view fr...
Silk Road by MGB – China Stops Day 19 to Day 29
22 May 2017 | Places
We’re now at Day 52 of our Silk Road journey and en route through China we made some intriguing stops, here are a few from our arrival in China through to Day 29 of the trip.
◄ On Day 19, between Mengla near the Laotian border and Pu’er, famous for its tea, we visi...
Xining to Zhangye on the G227 – Day 47 on the Silk Road by MGB
19 May 2017 | Transport
Most of the way across China we’ve followed the ‘highways,’ toll roads where you can cover lots of kms without interruption. About 40km out of Xining heading towards Zhangye the highway ends and we follow the often twisting and turning G227 for most of the day’s 336km...