CHINA TRIP - October 2015 travel blog

CHINA TRIP - October 2015

Hi!
For anyone who is interested we've been on a package holiday to China. Viv has wanted to go for a long time & I was going to organise it last October for our fiftieth wedding anniversary but we decided to have a family holiday instead & took our family to Disneyland Paris instead. Then I got a special offer through the Internet earlier this year for a fifteen day package holiday to China, including a five day trip down the Yangtze river. It looked nice & cheap compared to some others I had researched & it covered all the main sights we wanted to see so I thought we might as well take a chance & I booked it for October this year.

This is a diary of our trip to China. I've done it mainly so that we can now sit back & reflect on what was a hectic, action packed holiday, where the days passed by in a blur of activities. Long distance flights to & from China together with three internal air flights & lots of coach travel left little time for relaxation. Even the five days on the cruise down the Yangtze river through the Three Gorges included several excursions. Who needs sleep anyway?

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

 
 
 
Off To China
 
 
 
Beijing
 
 
 
Around Beijing
 
 
 
The Great Wall Of China & Peking Duck
 
 
 
Last Day In Beijing Then Off To Xi'an
 
 
 
Xi'an & The Terracotta Army
 
 
 
Off To The Yangtze River
 
 
 
On The Yangtze
 
 
 
The Three Lesser Gorges
 
10 
 
 
The Three Gorges Dam
 
11 
 
 
Jingzhou
 
12 
 
 
Off The Boat & On To Shanghai
 
13 
 
 
Shanghai
 
14 
 
 
Suzhou & Back To Shanghai
 
15 
 
 
Back To The UK
 
16 
 
 
Home Again
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