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Collection: China and Indochina
We normally go west for our holidays but Sheila wanted to visit China and Indochina. What fascinating countries these are with cultures and ways of life completely different to what we were used to. From the extremely busy city of Beijing to the remoteness of 'The Great Wall', China has it all. Temples, cities and dramatic landscapes kept on coming and the three weeks we were there flew by. Don't underestimate the vastness of the country with internal plane travel a real necessity if you want to see all the great areas these countries have to offer.
The term Indochina is used to denote a particular part of Southeast Asia, specifically the Indochinese Peninsula, which is occupied by the countries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Bordered by Thailand and Burma on one side, and China and the South China Sea on the...
Antique yet up-to-the-minute, familiar yet unrecognisable, outwardly urban but quintessentially rural, conservative yet path-breaking, space-age but old-fashioned, China is a land of mesmerising and eye-opening contradictions. We visited the country in May 2013 for three weeks and barely scratched it's surface. But what we did see...