Beijing, China

Few destinations perhaps hold as great a fascination as China, one of the world’s longest standing cultures and a nation that can look back on an extremely rich and varied history. And so I was particularly happy when I found out we’d be going to Beijing. They say the way to a man’s heart is through is stomach, so what better way to settle into the mood for a few days scratching the surface of this fascinating country than a delicious meal on the journey out?

On the way with some very tasty Chinese food

After settling into the hotel, a small group of us decided to make the day trip together to a particularly popular section of the wall, easily accessible from our city-center location by taxi.