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The Chief (of Xiamen Police) – Part 2

So we checked out on the local resort map. Like many foreign language maps in china, locations ranged from inaccurate to non-existent. Still, there was totally a police station there as the hostel staff had heard people talk about it, they’d never been themselves though. Why would there be any need to? No […]


Scorpions with Hot Sauce

“All I’m saying is,” the Captain said while stuffing another fried egg loaded with rice into his greasy great face “When are we going to be back here again? This could be our last opportunity to enjoy this.” He was of course referring to the excellent aromatic duck to be found in the […]


Xi’an’anigens in the snow.

Drum tower in the snow

We mainly went to see the terracotta warriors but mostly saw a lot of snow. We booked a warrior ‘tour’ with a guide and yes, that’s not gonzo but it included the transport there and a visit to another site as well. The guide was called Michael […]


From the Diary of Great Uncle Melville: A Beginning to His Travels

Our good colleague andyfied is not the only member of his family to be a seasoned travelist. He has found and transcribed some of the letters and journals of his Great Uncle Melville. Many of these papers are in a poor state and most of the dates on them seem to be obscured by blood, […]


What Have You got in Your Pockets? | Part 1

 

Just because the authors on this here travel website are Gentleman and Lady adventurers, doesn’t mean we’ve had an easy upbringing. The Captain was brought up in a gutter with 27 other families (it’s part of why his favourite number is four) and the Major spent 8 years thinking a […]