Shaoguan - was there October 9th 2019 Day 69 to 74 of 81
Journey by bullet train from Hangzhou to Shaoguan was smooth. Top speed was 310 kph, but you wouldn't know it. Whatever happened to the old clackerty-clack clackerty-clack of rail tracks of old?
Arriving at our hotel in Shaoguan what a pleasant surprise. Paul has booked a proper hotel 😊 A brand new-build Holiday Inn in fact. 4 storey atrium entry, 3 restaurants and a te ... read more
Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Pip & Paul
We are now both retired, Paul for nearly 12 months - Oct '15 - and Pip just so - Aug '16.
Married for 37 years we have always enjoyed travelling but have been limited by being employed and the limits that has on how much holiday we could take.
Despite that we have got quite a few miles under our belts - several USA road trips, many 'city breaks' and some large travel company trips, Peru, Africa safari, Uzbekistan.
But now is the time to let our wings really fly.... full info