I had a whole lot of misconceptions surrounding my recent visit to China, one of those was transport. I had expected the train system to be similar to India or Vietnam but I'm happy to report it is a fantastic system to use and very similar to the Shinkansen in Japan. Here's your guide on how to book tickets for the Beijing to Xian train or any other train tickets in China.
When we took the kids to New Zealand, Craig was very keen to take us all to Milford Sound. He had been before a few years back but the kids and I had not been there. Its a long drive from Queenstown to Milford Sound but one Craig thought was worth making.
If you have been following this blog you will have seen an earlier post explaining that I have some good friends in New Zealand that I met in London on my solo trip in 1994! They told me you can't be in Wanaka and not go to Queenstown.