Travelling is very tiring and stressful; you get hot, aggravated and hungry. You will find yourself becoming niggley and moody beyond belief, because of all these things. Who you travel with, or if you travel with anyone is a very tough decision.
I am travelling with one person, a person of the opposite sex who is not my partner. We have previously lived together and spent a large portion of the last 5 years together. I know him better than I know anyone else and also get on with him better. Despite this, at times travelling with him can seem absolutely impossible. We have very similar interests so this makes choosing what we see and where we go somewhat easier. Read More »
As a first time backpacker I found it hard to find much useful information online
about travelling in China and thought I would put a brief guide on here of the
things I hadn’t expected or been aware of before coming.
Hostels can vary between £3 and £8 a night depending on where you are and how touristy the area is. The most expensive place for me was Wuhan as there wasn’t much anticipation for non-Chinese tourist and what was on Hostelworld was very limited. Booking in advance wasn’t particularly necessary however I find it easier to know where I’m heading from the train station. Places such as Fenghuang were heavily geared towards tourism and the local rooms to pay for were a far better deal than the hostel so sometimes it’s worth only booking the hostel for one night then finding something local. I personally get quite moody when I’m carrying my backpack in the heat and so wouldn’t want to deal with looking around whilst carrying it. Read More »