A quick trip to the Magical SanMen Dao

A quick trip to the Magical SanMen Dao

This is a spectacular place, beautiful, peaceful and simple. I was truly fortunate to have an old friend in town who offered me a chance to tag a long with a family trip to this beautiful spot. this trip was to Sanmen Dao (Sanmen Island) which is off the coast of Shenzhen, but I think technically its part of Huizhou.

Actually I’d thought I’d lost all the photos from this trip, but I have managed to find four!

After driving to Dapeng Peninsula from Baoan and then to Dongchong Beach where after arriving late at night we hired some tents and set up camp on the beach for the night. Whats more peaceful than going to sleep listening to the waves roll in? read more

A day in Zhuhai

A day in Zhuhai

Located on the coast of Southern China, Zhuhai offers visitors a laid back environment, sightseeing and a relaxing coastal escape. Zhuhai is quite popular with domestic holidaymakers, offering a nearby escape for residents of Southern regions, and also offering great value for those living in Macao, and even Hong Kong, who want to stretch there dollar further.

Outside of public holiday periods and weekends, Zhuhai offers a lot more value when it comes to accommodation, services and eating out  in comparison to that found in Hong Kong or Macao, albeit the three destinations offering vastly different experiences. read more

Xiamen Hulishan Beach and Huli Hill Fort

Xiamen Hulishan Beach and Huli Hill Fort

Less than a 20RMB taxi ride from the center of Xiamen is one of the areas popular beaches, which also features a wooden boardwalk which stretches along the beachfront.

This wooden boardwalk, not in shot, winds its way along the beach and ocean front and goes for some way, but just beside this beach is Hulishan Mountain (sometimes also translated as Huli Hill or Huli Mt.), and back in 1894 during the Qing Dynasty they made a fortress out if it. This coastal defence system apparently came in handy when the Japanese warships arrived in 1937. read more

Coloane – The Sleepy Side of Macau

Coloane – The Sleepy Side of Macau

To get my bearings, and get a feel for Macau, I jumped on a local bus, Macau isn’t that big and after a quick look at the map either bus number 26 or 15 looks to cover a fair amount of area and buses are cheap!

I caught bus number 26, which ends up doing a pretty big trip around Macau including Macau central, Taipa, through Cotai and Coloane. The bus gets a little packed as it moves around bus stops in central Macau, but as it heads to Cotai and down to Coloane its more relaxed, and my 1 hour or so sight-seeing Macua from the bus cost a whole 6MOP (less than $1AUD!). read more