PFR Archives International Locations

Countries I’ve visited and the places you might want to visit or stay away from.


Holiday – China: Beijing

Thursday 19 May After a 13 hr overnight train ride from Xi’an we arrived in Beijing. I had an interrupted sleep and was tired like everyone else. After a taxi ride in peak hour traffic, an experience in itself, we arrived at our hotel. Unfortunately rooms aren’t ready (we have […]


Holiday – China: Xi’an

Tuesday 17 May After going off the train it was a short ride to the hotel where our rooms happened to be ready which was very fortunate. Time for a shower before heading to breakfast. A few of us decided to head out for a walk before meeting everyone for […]


Holiday – China: Yangshuo

Wednesday 11 May Yangshuo seems pretty busy with lots of activity. Not a large developed city like Shanghai, the town has quite a buzz. We walked to West Street which is where all the action is, particularly at night. We popped into Lucy’s for breakfast. It was good to have […]


Holiday – China: Hangzhou

Tuesday 10 May After a hotel buffet breakfast, we went to the West Lake region and popped into Longjing Tea Plantation Visit. It’s a musuem about all things tea. I’m not a tea drinker but it’s quite fascinating learning about tea. We then sat in a room where we had […]


Holiday – China: Shanghai

Friday 6 May My time in Taiwan has come to an end and now I’m off to Shanghai. I thought the lunch served in the airplane would be Asian but was Western. Quite disappointing and the entire plane bar the few foreigners must be wondering what this is. And I […]


Holiday – Taiwan

Tuesday 3 May It’s been a long time since I took leave so I’m really excited for my next trip which begins with a visit to Taiwan. After catching the midnight flight I landed in Hong Kong before it was a quick dash to get to the next boarding gate […]


HK Laser Show At Night

Holiday – Hong Kong

Thursday 11 June It’s been a hard slog at work and I’ve got the travel bug so my trip will take me to some places in Asia. First off is a trip to Japan but before I get there, its a 1 day stopover in Hong Kong. I’m flying Cathay […]


Seoul - Gyeongbokgung Palace3

Holiday – South Korea: Seoul

Saturday 27 June I popped close by to the mini supermarket and picked a freshly baked pastry which happened to be maple syrup flavoured and it was yum! Time to checkout and then onto the subway for a ride to the airport where I bought more kit kats. Unfortunately they […]


Hiroshima - Peace Park

Holiday – Japan: Hiroshima

Friday 26 June For my final full day in Japan, I’ve decided to take another day trip, this time to Hiroshima. I set off early for the 90 minute ride on the shinkansen. I love these bullet trains. Some have power points which is great for charging phones or running […]