AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Chinese Food

Chinese Food


Posted on Jul 9, 2014

Our first foray into China last November hadn’t been so successful from a food point of view. We’d struggled to find nice food or decent places to eat and almost everything we had eaten was very hot and spicy. Quite a few dishes were hot enough to make my eyes water! Most restaurants had looked out of our price range, were simply serving inedible stuff or had a Chinese only menu with no pictures. Once we had to run away...

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Langtang Trek: Costs


Posted on Mar 16, 2014

Note 1: We hired a porter for this trek. The going rate for a porter is $15 per day. Note 2: Porters/guides require an almost compulsory 15-20% tip. Note 3: All prices are in Nepalese Rupees. Note 4: At the time of writing 100 NPR = $1.01 = £0.61 (which I round to $1 & £0.60). Note 5: You can pay the real price for the bus ticket by buying it yourself from the bus station at Maccha Pokhari (in Kathmandu), most hotels will charge...

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Saigon: A Truly Modern City


Posted on Dec 18, 2013

Saigon has a very different vibe to the rest of Vietnam. In fact it feels totally different to anywhere we have visited so far. The main reason for this is by how modern and western it feels. Big wide streets, wide footpaths, parks dotted around the city and a real hustle and bustle feel. The parks are filled with people, day and night, break dancing, yoga and playing games. There are fitness machines in the park free of charge to use...

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