Category: Destinations

A list of all the particular destinations I hope to visit

Life in Beijing

Life in Beijing

3 months after making the big move to Beijing, the initial cloud of culture shock (or smog) has finally settled, and life as a Beijinger has become the norm. As I sit in my very own hutong (traditional Chinese house) nestled among the stereotypical narrow streets across the way from the mighty Forbidden City right…

By TravellingWelshman March 6, 2018 4

Life in China

Life in China

It’s fair to say that that I had no real idea what to expect of life in China. All I really had to go off were a few misinformed suggestions, second-hand stories and inaccurate stereotypes. However, nothing compares to dropping yourself there and seeing for yourself what the country’s about. Now that the initial dust…

By TravellingWelshman March 3, 2018 2

Indonesia – Top 10 Highlights

Indonesia – Top 10 Highlights

Indonesia is the most underestimated country found in the ever-popular backpackers paradise of South East Asia. The enormous array of activities and spine tingling moments are limitless and scattered throughout its multiple islands of varying personalities.   Over 2 months, many unbelievable moments were spent between 5 islands. It was difficult to cut the list…

By TravellingWelshman November 22, 2017 0

How will I Survive in China?

How will I Survive in China?

“How are you going to survive in China? They don’t speak English! What are you going to eat? It’s going to be cheap there! You can’t go on facebook?! What if World War III breaks out!?!?”. I’ve heard it all as soon as I told people that’s where I’d be venturing off to next. To…

By TravellingWelshman November 7, 2017 5

Beijing or Shanghai?

Beijing or Shanghai?

With the offer accepted and the contract signed for the spectacular opportunity of being able to live and work in China, I find myself with a pleasant problem. The company I applied for has schools in multiple cities, so I didn’t know where they’d put me. Turns out they’re leaving the decision up to me;…

By TravellingWelshman November 1, 2017 1

A New Adventure Awaits

A New Adventure Awaits

So, what’s the next adventure? The last 3+ months of travel (almost exactly a year ago) has started a fire to say the least. Well and truly infected with the travel bug. Despite the last tour coming to an abrupt halt, it can be considered a very good test run. Lessons learned for future travels.…

By TravellingWelshman October 26, 2017 2

Jakarta

Jakarta

The bus slowly rolled through the hills towards Jakarta from Cianjur, where it had reached night as I was dropped off on the outskirts of the capital. Jakarta would be my last stop, an enormous capital; population 40 million. I already have a strong bias against metropolitan cities, which wasn’t changed much here.   I…

By TravellingWelshman October 18, 2017 0

Java (Part 3)

Java (Part 3)

This would be my second and last time volunteering on my travels through Java. Although both when applying looked very similar; both being English schools, the difference was staggering. My trip began from Klaten as Ms. Dee bid me farewell and I boarded the bus which would take me to Cianjur. Yet again, a horrible…

By TravellingWelshman October 12, 2017 0

Java (Part 2)

Java (Part 2)

In this part of my story I would be undergoing my first try at volunteering, living life with locals in the Indonesian countryside. My initial reasons for volunteering were admittedly selfish, charmed by the notion of free accommodation. However, I also KNEW I’d have an experience which was completely unique, opening doors otherwise locked. I…

By TravellingWelshman October 8, 2017 0

Java (Part 1)

Java (Part 1)

Java would be completely different to the rest of my trip. Rather than being strictly a backpacking trip, it would be spent volunteering. An entire month was spent on the island volunteering across the country, exceeding all expectations.   I happily left Kuta arriving at Ubung bus station in my bargain Uber. My plan? Didn’t…

By TravellingWelshman October 2, 2017 0