Category: Chongqing

Why are you even here? This wasn’t the plan at all. You were supposed to be in Tibet. Crossing the road, you tuck in behind the old bloke bent under the weight of an enormous load of empty plastic bottles …

A Stroll in Chongqing: City of Bridges and Spices, Phlegm and Trash Read More »

“The man made scenery of the Yangtze is spectacularly grim.” – Michael Palin, Full Circle, 1997 “Marco Polo must’ve been pissed off by this point. It’s ‘orrible; it’s horrible. It’s a place to visit in a submarine this, this river. …

Down the Yangtze by hydrofoil through the Three Gorges Read More »

We got off the bus at some shithole bus station in a grim city that felt about two decades behind Beijing, under a smothering blanket of dirty brown smog so thick we couldn’t even see the tops of the faceless …

Hotpot Carnage in Chongqing Read More »

I’d been to Hong Kong & Macau the year before, but when we arrived in Beijing at the end of our Trans-Siberian journey, it was my first time in mainland China (and for my two companions too). Mike and Ross …

An action-packed first overland run through China Read More »