My first spontaneous trip! To be honest, three months before going, I had no idea I was going abroad. But an affordable opportunity came my way and with a click of a button I made the decision to buy my San Francisco to Beijing plane ticket.
Three months later I was off to China, alone! (Well not really, I went with a travel company and there were 16 of us in the group, to read about that, check out my blog section “G Adventures”). I 100% underestimated China. Obviously when I booked the trip I knew I wanted to see the Great Wall of China, but to be completely honest I did not have much other then that in my mind. WOW do I feel ignorant now! China has soooo much to offer, from the history, culture, food, nightlife, and scenery. I went from the history of the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China in Beijing, to one of the 8th wonders of the world: The Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Next to the small town of Suzhou, or the “Venice of the east”. The modern big city of Shanghai, to the culture and scenery of the countryside in Yangshuo.