Xi’an – The City Wall

Xi’an – The City Wall

As part of our two day visit to Xi’an we visited the City Wall, we enjoyed our morning stroll along the walls (it was a pity it had been raining, but one can hire bikes and ride the wall in dry weather). The girls particularly liked hearing all about the Archery...
Xi’an – Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

Xi’an – Tang Dynasty Dinner Show

On our first day in the city of Xi’an, we arrived late in the afternoon (traffic!) but still decided we had time to make The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. The dinner was a huge variety of dumplings, all in different shapes – hinting at what was inside. So for...
Chengdu – Panada Research Base

Chengdu – Panada Research Base

It goes without saying that we primarily visited the City of Chengdu in China to go and see the Giant Panda’s at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Our tour guide Amanda had us up early so we could avoid as much traffic and crowds as possible....
Chengdu: The Food Capital of China

Chengdu: The Food Capital of China

The Sichuan province and it’s city of Chengdu totally lives up to it’s name as the food capital of China. We had dinner in the Shangri-La hotel on our first night and we were able to try allsorts of Chinese and Sichuan specialty dishes: which included a huge variety...
Chengdu – The Giant Buddha

Chengdu – The Giant Buddha

As part of our trip to Chengdu, we visited Leshan. Here one can find The Giant Buddha – it is a 71-metre tall stone statue, built between 713 and 803 (during the Tang Dynasty), depicting Maitreya. It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of...