I am going to China!


The builder is in Guangzhou for business. I will be meeting him there and then we will be checking out Yangshuo and Hong Kong.

I am excited for our first trip overseas together. Plus I get to revisit one of my favourite cities, Hong Kong. 

This is my first trip I have actively sought out eco minded accommodation. I suggested camping in Yangshauo but that was met with a weary look from the builder. Our original choice was an eco-hotel but with it being booked out we decided on another sustainable option. I am super excited to be exploring this pocket of mainland China with my best friend.

It will be interesting to attempt another plastic free and waste free holiday. I learnt valuable lessons from my trip to Myanmar that I can apply on this trip.

It does feel a little contradictive to announce I am going travelling on my eco minded blog. Travelling is a heavy polluting exercise. I don’t know if I will ever be able to say no to travel, especially when half of my family live overseas. So being vigilant about my waste and avoiding all plastic, just like I do at home, when travelling is a must for me. Perhaps I should donate a weekend to Landcare and plant trees to offset my emissions?

Eco travel planning,



  1. Stumbled upon your blog through Beth Terry's myplasticfreelife. Great blog, will bookmark! Enjoy your travelling in China. Both Hong Kong and Yangshuo are great!

    1. Thanks for the comment. I LOVE your website. Plastic Free Tuesday is a great initiative. At Hong Kong airport there is signage everywhere encouraging visitors to go meat free on Mondays. Hopefully one day there will be Plastic Free Tuesday posters there too. Erin