We’re 45 days into our trip and have toured 10 cities across 2 countries, travelling a total of 12,918km by train, plane, car, foot, and bus (and usually with 20-25lbs on our back)
I put up a page to cover our past travels. We’re heading to Xi’an, China next, to check out the Terracotta Warriors, then from there, we’ll be making our way deeper into China (away from the east coast) for hiking, spicy food, and hopefully some more glimspees at Chinese history.
Beijing has been absolutely fantastic. It’s a great mix of rich history, busy city, music, bars, biking, and awesome people. We keep adding days to our stay here to make sure we get in all the sights, like the Forbidden City & Great Wall, to the hip neighborhoods with a vibrant nightlife and great food. I’ve also connected with a few folks in the tech scene here, which is very active thanks to a number of great universities, incubators, and co-working folks.
On a side note, we’ve been reading a number of books on Chinese history and Kristine passed onto me Wild Swans which covers the past 100 years of China’s history through 3 generations – living through different ruling systems, wars, political parties, and Chinese culture. It really helps put a perspective on the current politics and culture as we travel around the country.