Last weekend we headed off onboard Cruise & Maritime’s ‘Marco Polo’ ship for our annual Christmas Conference.
I love going to conference as working from home you only speak to colleagues so lovely to meet up and spend time with them. We always have a really good time.
On arrival into Pingyao, China from the bullet train we were met by our guides John & Nikki and taken to our coach for the journey into the City Walls.
Pingyao is a city located 715km southwest of Beijing and dates back to 800BC and was run by both the Ming & Qing Dynasty. The city walls were built in1370 in the 3rd year of Ming Emperor Hongwu.
I have just returned from a little jaunt to Torquay with my husband Adam and some friends for a birthday celebration.
There were 6 of us, our friends & my colleague Teresa & her husband Paul and Tom & Sue our friends. It was Sue’s birthday hence the reason for the trip. Adam & I and Tom & Sue went last year for my birthday for a couple of nights and loved it so Sue wanted to go back for her birthday on 25th October.
On my trip to China in August this year, we went on 3 bullet trains to get around China. This was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Our first one was from Beijing to Pingyao after our 3-night stay. We had an early start as the train was at approx 08.05 am but with Beijing traffic, it can take over an hour to get to the station. We left at 6.15 am to make sure plenty of time. Check-in was pretty smooth as our guide Andy came through with us to the platform to ensure we got on OK.