To discover a new part of the world
I am not going to say that China was in my wish travel list like are South Africa, New Zealand, Jordan, Sweden or Argentina etc.
Actually what a mistake, China is a perfect place for travelers: lots of adventures, exploration, lost in translation, great food, amazing people, exciting discoveries and so one.
I went there for 10 days, I was in Beijing first then for four days in Hainan Island, Haiku. So exciting to visit something new, pretty different, this huge country is quite impressive by his history and I felt amazed to explore it.
My company, Hainan Airlines sent me in these two places as the HQ are based in Haiku and Beijing. The purpose was to meet in person my colleagues and to expose my project. While there, I stayed at the Novotel then in the Holiday Inn in Haikou. I tried to visit the most I could like the Great Wall, (of course!) The Forbidden City, the Lama Temple, The Temple of Heaven, The Tiananmen Square and the Jingshan Park at the top of the Forbidden City. Real treasure there, the only down side is to realize Chinese are re-building these amazing and so old monuments in a modern way which means they don’t use the old methods to take care of their monument so you can see the difference. Anyways, it’s still really beautiful and speechless when you just think that what you can see have been build centuries ago.
What make me laugh while there?!
- Face massage
- Hot water
Over to you, what have you been amazed to explore while visiting China?
Cécile lives in Chicago though is originally from southern France. She’s an avid traveler and is always excited by new adventures. After living in Ireland, Australia and Canada, Cécile is an advocate of having a routine but not staying comfortable for too long.