Dominated by China. Another country I never thought I would visit. Firstly the end of our Trans Siberian trip and Vladivostok on the eastern tip of Russia. So eastern next stop USA. With its rusting Navel fleet and the huge impressive suspension bridge under construction. We were sad to leave Russia and our Trans Siberian journey but knew China would be awsome.

China. Probably the highlight of the whole little adventure. Incredible, diverse and ancient Beijing. Then the amazing Great Wall, the white washed simplicity of Xi Tang, an absolute soaking in Xi An, Shanghi with its cool skyline and homecooked food and bike rides in Yungshou. Everyone we met in China was kind, helpful and greeted us with a warm smile. To top it all the brilliant group of people to share the experiences all with and a wonderful guide in Ting Ting.

By Stefan Palmer