In August 2013 I am leaving Wales and heading to Yantai, in the Shandong province of China. The name Yantai means ‘smoking towers’. This comes from a time when signal towers were erected here to warn of raids by Japanese pirates. I have never been to China before, I speak little of the language and I’m not really a very experienced traveller, but I am really looking forward to my time in China.
I have set up this blog in order to allow my friends and family back in the UK, as well as anyone else who might be interested, to read about what I am doing. To share my experiences, my observations, my adventures and my misadventures.
I hope you will enjoy reading about my time in China. Who knows; perhaps it might inspire you to go.