China was another amazing place, with my first visit and a quiet a number of other firsts.
First time in Shanghai, Beijing, on the great wall of china, on a bullet train traveling over 300km/h, eating in a vegan restaurant, eating a meal of just duck necks among other things.
With some incredible food, and stark contrasts between modern and old china.
This place is well worth a visit but as a tourist there are people constantly trying to scam you. so beware.
The Bund night scape
The Shanghai waterfront is like any modern city, full of skyscrapers and
The view from the bund on the waterfront area on the Huangpu River
Beijing is more like an old school city, still developing with lots of old traditional buildings and houses.
The Forbidden City / Imperial Palace in Beijing
The Forbidden City is an incredible place in the center of Beijing. With incredible buildings and artifacts. Definitely worth spending a day there.
Shanghai to Beijing Train – Beijing to Shanghai Train
The Chinese bullet train was a great way to get between Shanghai and Beijing. It takes a little longer than the plane, but you get to see so much more, it is about a 5 1/2 hour journey that is very comfortable and quiet.