Xian - Home of the Terracotta Army September 30th 2006 As with all the overnight trains we taken we arrived in Xian early in the morning, only this time we were greeted with rain, torrents of it! We left the station and kept a look out for my name as we’d been told we’d get a free pickup for the hostel we’d organised earlier. It didn’t take long for us to find the gent holding up a soggy piece of paper with my name on it but we were informed ... read more
Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an 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
A little update is long overdue I feel. It's been five years since we got back from our big family travels. A lot can happen in five years and the kids are growing at a pace that's completely overwhelming.
We have settled back into life in the UK, which for all its problems is an amazing country and we love it here. We've got back on track with our careers and the kids are progressing well with their schooling.
As for travel, thankfully we still haven't stopped. Over the last few years we've been to a few more places in Europe, spent another three weeks in T... full info