Mongolian Grasslands Week-end October 24th 2011 I spent a fabulous weekend hiking on the Mongolian Grasslands. The trip was arranged and carried out by Beijing Hikers who I’ve been with on daytrips before. I would advise anyone coming to Beijing to check out their website and go on a walk or hike with them. Apart from enjoying the beautiful scenery and seeing less-well-known places, it’s a great opportunity for visitors to talk to ex-patrio ... read more
Asia » China » Hebei » Zhangjiakou 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
This blog is what it says in the title: The Great Walsh of China - an Irish grannie in China and beyond.
That's me - I'm a "mature traveller" which means I'm on the sunny side of 65 and I've been getting around a lot in recent years. My five kids have grown up and are scattered throughout the Western world. I now have five delightful grandchildren. For some years I've been taking overseas assignments so I can see the world and meet the people in a way I could never afford as a tourist. I first came to China in March 2011 to do an office job in Beijing. I had a great life but had to retir... full info