I haven’t found blogging has come easily since I got back from China. I have been pretty busy catching up with work, friends, tidying and going to social functions. Plus, my head feels a bit jumbled anyway.

So, where to begin…

China was excellent, the country is amazing, but so ridiculously huge that I felt that I only got to see a teeny tiny part of it during my trip. It’s definitely one to go back to though. The surprise of my trip was running into the Ex at Heathrow; we were on the same flight. I had assumed he would already have left before I did. Anyway, he probably assumes I am stalking him now, never mind.

During my trip we saw the forbidden city (in the cold and pouring rain)

Then went up the great wall. This was amazing and totally quiet and free of tourists.

After that we travelled to Xi’an to see the terracotta warriors. The sheer size of the site is amazing. The main chamber is enormous, but more commercialised that I had expected. Still good though.

We then travelled south to Yangshou, a true backpacker destination. Lots of touristy shops, rock climbing etc etc. Very nice none-the-less. There are lots of paddy fields and Karst rock formations to see, which made a change from the big city environment of Beijing.

Finally we travelled to Hong Kong. It was quite interesting, but not much to see other than high rise buildings and shops. We were unlucky that the weather was very overcast, so lots of the tourist attractions were lost on us. When visibility is 10 meters you don’t see much from the top of Victoria peak, or a cable car…

I didn’t do any yoga during my trip, so getting back to the shala on Wednesday was great. I had one of those lovely practices where I felt totally flexible, nothing hurt and even baddha konasana was a pleasure. Of course I paid for such a lovely practice with two days of stiff hamstrings and shoulders. It all seems to have settled down again now.

I’ll have to practice at home the next couple of days, tomorrow is bank holiday so the shala is closed and on Tuesday I have a morning appointment this side of town so getting to the shala and back isn’t really feasible 😦

It will be nice to have a day off work tomorrow as I have had a hectic weekend with a wedding yesterday then a christening today. I am not sure what to do with my day though?!?!