On a Slow Boat From China So, how do you get from China to Japan without flying? There’s only one way of course, by ship. Fortunately for us, there is a ferry from Shanghai in China to Osaka in Japan. So our quest to travel around the world without flying continued onboard the Suzhou Hao ferry. Shanghai Ferry Terminal Firstly, we had to get to Shanghai’s ferry terminal. Since I started planning this trip, the Chinese kindly added a new…
Discover Nanjing and delve into Chinese history. Take a trip to Zhongshan Mountain National Park and visit the mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat-Sen, the father of modern China. With views across the countryside Purple mountain is an area worth exploring. Back in the centre of Nanjing you can find out more about China’s more recent past at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial, a sobering yet thought-provoking experience.
Xian in China is famous for its Terracotta Warriors Army, found in a field just outside the city. One of the new wonders of the world this is a must-see attraction for anyone touring China. Xian, a former capital of China, is a fascinating city in its own right though so definitely spend some time exploring its historical sights and attractions.
A look at sightseeing in Moscow before boarding the train for Beijing. Then all aboard the Trans-Manchurian train for China. Across the snowy wilderness of Siberia, past majestic Lake Baikal, through inner Mongolia and the northern realms of China. A truly spectacular journey.