Matt and I stayed at Xi’an See Tang Hostel. The hostel itself was in the centre of Xi’an and very close to the south gate of the Xi’an Wall. It’s very clean and staff are very friendly; however, the vibe here was not that great. The journey to Huashan is very easy (once you know … More Day 7 – Journey to Plank Road in The Sky – Huashan, Xi’an.
Today we had planned to go to Huashan but the weather forcast was bad so we decided to go to the Terracotta Warriors instead. This is quite a distance from the city itself so we asked the staff at the See Tang Hostel for directions. They told us to catch the #603 bus from the … More Day 6 – Terracotta Warriors
Today we woke up early and got ready for our trip to the Great Wall of China. We had to leave and be outside of our Hostel at 8:30am. The hostel we stayed at had free breakfast every morning next door which was good. We were given toast, bacon, eggs, fruit and juice. We met … More Day 3 – Great Wall of China!
Our second day in Beijing. We decided to check out one of the many shopping districts that was accessible from our Hostel. This involved catching the #104 bus from near Downtown Backpacker Hostel to Wangfujing Shopping Street. This street featured several malls with western chain stores as well as Chinese eateries. Also present was a … More Day 2 – Wangfujing Shopping Street
Arriving in Beijing Capital Airport is quite a change from Singapore. Although we had not heard that the air quality was bad, nothing quite prepares you for the reality of it. Once we arrived a the airport we had to make our way out to Downtown Backpackers in Nanluoguxiang. First we took the airport express … More Day 1 – Arrived in Beijing!