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Mary's Little Yak

A bit of a big adventure in the land of the blue sky

Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh City

So once again we went on a city break to start our Christmas holiday. Going by the law of averages we hoped that it would be the success that Beijing was and not a testing, tortuous trip like Hong Kong. We... Continue Reading →

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Journey back to the city.

A few observations of our journey home from the countryside last weekend..... Mountains covered in fresh, pure white, untouched snow. People wrapped up against the icy cold selling bags of nuts at the roadside for a few pence in order to... Continue Reading →

Train journey of a lifetime

On the morning of our departure there was a sense of excitement but also genuine tiredness from the last few days. Don't worry we said to the children, you can catch up on as much sleep as you like on... Continue Reading →

Skillful acts, scary rides, serious swimming.

Half term holiday and a return to Beijing with 2 friends from work. It was great when we visited in March but we weren’t returning to see all the amazing sights again, we were returning for a… Source: Skillful acts,... Continue Reading →

Skillful acts, scary rides, serious swimming.

Half term holiday and a return to Beijing with 2 friends from work. It was great when we visited in March but we weren't returning to see all the amazing sights again, we were returning for a means to an... Continue Reading →

Roller Coaster ride

So another weekend away back to a Ger camp that we visited the same time last year. 20 of us piled into the bus on Saturday morning like excited school children on a trip. We were a family of 4 for... Continue Reading →

Making the most of it.

A little later than planned this time but here it is.  We've now been back for 5 weeks and it's flown but these thoughts haven't changed much. So we are back for a second year.  How does it feel?  A question... Continue Reading →

Was it worth it?

So with literally hours to go until we returned to the UK, amidst all of the frantic end of term shenanigans, I took a moment or 2 to reflect on the last year.  Was it worth it?  Was it the... Continue Reading →

Musings on Mongolia

A couple of weeks ago we ventured a couple of hours north of the city for the final staff weekend away  of the year.  Wisely, or so I thought, I opted for an earlyish night and only 1 beer but... Continue Reading →

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