Hong Kong: Love/Hate

Hong Kong: Love/Hate

Despite my very short time spent in Hong Kong, quickly it became apparent that travellers have very mixed emotions to the country. Some will sing the praises of the mystical land which which is world known, where others despise everything that it has become. People’s opinions vary quite considerably, and I can see why.  …

By TravellingWelshman September 5, 2018 1

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong; it’s the city that casts up images of antique wooden junks barging their way through the hordes of other equally ancient boats along the dividing oceans that separate the chaotic madness amongst the narrow streets of enthusiastic business. The mysterious land that has provided so much in the form of pop culture from…

By TravellingWelshman August 28, 2018 2

The Life of an ESL Teacher in China

The Life of an ESL Teacher in China

I never imagined that there was ever a possibility of becoming a teacher, let alone being a teacher abroad. However, 9 months after my very nerve-racking first day, it’s time to reflect on life as an ESL teacher. What’s the work like? How difficult is it and how demanding? Its important to remember that life…

By TravellingWelshman August 5, 2018 0

Beijing Guide: The Temple of Heaven

Beijing Guide: The Temple of Heaven

When a typical person is asked to picture Beijing, they’ll most likely cast up images of the Great Wall, the mighty Forbidden City or perhaps the neighbouring Tiananmen Square. For most Beijingers, the Temple of Heaven is one of the country’s greatest national treasures, representing as the perfect example of their unique culture and history,…

By TravellingWelshman July 25, 2018 4

Beijing: Transport

Beijing: Transport

One of the biggest downfalls of backpacking cities is the sheer size and distance needed to travel from A to B. Everything is spread out far and wide requiring a network of different transport to get there. Despite the horrendously enormous size of Beijing and its surrounding burrows, its surprising to find such efficient and…

By TravellingWelshman July 9, 2018 0

Beijing Guide: The Summer Palace

Beijing Guide: The Summer Palace

China as a whole has an excessive nature; bigger is better. This can be seen with the endlessly snaking wonder of the world, and the city centre holding the infamous Tiananmen square and the monumental structures that surround it. However when it comes to shear grandness, an amazing example of extravagant beauty. The Summer Palace…

By TravellingWelshman July 1, 2018 0

Travel Guide: Beijing

Travel Guide: Beijing

China stand proudly as one of the world’s biggest superpowers, so its only appropriate that their capital should boast the development, history and culture that has made this nation great. A unique nation which stands alone with its incredibly powerful and influential culture that has seeped into every corner of the Earth. There is no…

By TravellingWelshman June 24, 2018 0

Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Beijing Guide: Yonghegong Lama Temple

Nestled in the heart of the city in between the bright lights and chaotic streets of central Beijing, you’ll find the peaceful oasis of spirituality known by many names. To some its marvellously named the Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, but what most know as the Yonghegong Lama Temple. This stands as the largest and…

By TravellingWelshman June 19, 2018 0