Vladivostok: Off the Beaten Track in Russia

Whichever way you look at it, Vladivostok in far eastern Russia is off the beaten track. However, this is the one of the country’s main tourist destinations. Previously a closed city for military reasons, the city is attracting more and more tourists, particularly those who are travelling on the Trans-Siberian railway. Independent travel to the …

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Brave the chaos of Beijing

I was pretty nervous about arriving in China... there are few places so utterly different from England, and from most countries I've visited! The language, the culture, the food, everything about it would be a brand new challenge to me. But I love a good challenge.