You’d think that as seasoned travellers we would have a bit of an itinerary worked out for each place we plan to visit and be prepared for our time there before we arrive. Well that’s not really how we operate. Our style is much more to look at TripAdvisor or the Lonely Planet Guide the night before, or maybe on the plane to our destination, and get some ideas about what we should see.
Consequently, we arrived in Beijing to see Karin and Wei with minimal understanding of the amazing choices that would be offered to us. Beijing has seven Word Heritage Sites, putting it right up there with Rome and Paris.
To stop us dithering about which ones to see, our hosts directed us to start our sightseeing with the Forbidden City, and follow it the next day with the Temple of Heaven. One advantage of our laissez faire style of travel is that we Continue reading