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Cormorant Fishing, Rafting and Cycling with The Dragon Trip

Cormorant Fishing, Rafting and Cycling with The Dragon Trip

First of all we met with the other 7 people who will be with us or the duration of the trip. We took a bike ride from Yangshuo to Yulong where we boarded small bamboo rafts and drifted downstream. While we were rafting our bikes where somehow transported to our end point. We were provided with water pistols while on the rafts so it was a very wet ride! Once we finished rafting we then took a wet cycle back…

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The Route to Yangshuo with The Dragon Trip

The Route to Yangshuo with The Dragon Trip

We took a 20 hour train from Shanghai to Guilin, then a further 1.5 hour bus to Yangshuo. We said farewell to the 12 others we had been travelling with since Hangzou and picked up one more Brit, Felicity. We actually departed from Shanghai a day early so we could have an extra day in Yangshou. Yangshuo is very much rural China, while being a thriving tourist town it is surrounded by stunning karst peaks. We are staying in Monkey…

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Jacuzzi Moments with The Dragon Trip in Shanghai

Jacuzzi Moments with The Dragon Trip in Shanghai

Today we took the sight seeing tunnel to the oriental pearl tower. Later in the afternoon we headed to yu yuan gardens, nanging road, the river bund, the vue rooftop bar followed by KTV in the evening after dinner. Oriental Pearl Tower At the pearl tower we took the elevator that moved 400m per second up to the space module that sits at 351m. We climbed down to the sight seeing corridor at 259m that featured glass walls and a…

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Shanghai with The Dragon Trip

Shanghai with The Dragon Trip

I was feeling a little under the weather today so I decided to take it easy. We watched Iron Man 3D with an additional 8 minutes just for the Chinese not that we could understand it anyway! The others did a walking your to the propaganda museum but I was happy to get my Robert Downy JR fix. In the evening I grabbed some dinner and then headed to the shanghai acrobatics with the others. The acrobatics show was very…

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Moganshan Peak with The Dragon Trip

Moganshan Peak with The Dragon Trip

We started our day bright and early at 8am for breakfast and to prepare for our 3.5 hour hike to moganshan peak. The entire hike was uphill except for 45 minutes for which we ended at Chairman Mao’s summer retreat. Moganshan is a bamboo forest and the story goes like this; approximately 1200 years ago there was a husband and wife who lived on the mountain, the wife was names Mo and this husband was named Gan, Shan is the…

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The Moghanshan Mountains with The Dragon Trip

The Moghanshan Mountains with The Dragon Trip

We caught the 14 hour sleeper train leaving Beijing at 19.15 and arriving at Hangzou 9.00am. We met the other 12 people on our trip at the train station.. All Brits! Then we headed to West Lake and then to Monganshan. Monganshan is where we are staying the night in a hostel and is pretty much mountains of forest. We took an hour hike to a mineral lake for a swim and then headed for dinner in the hostel. Please…

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The Dragon Trip Itinerary

The Dragon Trip Itinerary

The Dragon Trip will now be departing a day early on Tuesday 30th May. If we had departed on 1st May as planned we would have only had the four of us however if we leave a day early we will be with 12 others who have travelled to China specifically for the Dragon Trip. Unfortunately, due to all the travelling WiFi will be scarce so I will post when I can but here is the detailed Itinerary so you…

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Beihai Park

Beihai Park

With 27 degree heat, clear blue skies and sunshine today was perfect for a visit to Beihai Park. Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved ancient imperial gardens in China located in the city center. Today is also Marc’s 22nd birthday. Please follow and like us:

Those Are a Few of My Favourite Things

Those Are a Few of My Favourite Things

I spent today doing my most loved past times; shopping and pampering. We spent the morning shopping in the markets, then we treated ourselves to a pedicure, once shopping was over we headed to the Shangri-La Hotel, the tallest skyscraper in Beijing, for high tea on the 80th floor. We then spent the evening watching an acrobatics show at the Chaoyang Theatre.   Please follow and like us: