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  • Blog,  China

    Shanghai

    Two years ago I was faced with a decision; where would I like to live? Beijing or Shanghai. Quite the decision to make, particularly when you’re on the other side of the world and with no real knowledge of either…

  • Blog,  China

    Zhangjiajie

    This must be the most world recognized natural phenomenon China has to offer, a true natural wonder of the world. An image of another primeval world, a time of long forgotten mystery. A location which has been forever immortalized in…

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    Xi’an

    Xi’an is a city with immense history, stretching back to the birthplace of ancient Chinese civilisation. As well as being the former imperial capital for successions of emperors and dynasty’s, the city became the terminal end of the Silk Road,…

  • Blog,  The North-East Tour

    The North-East Tour – Mudanjiang

      Coming to Mudanjiang wasn’t for the city itself, rather an attraction far outside it. Following the theme of the North East, this would be yet another natural attraction born out of the fires and flames that brews beneath this…

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    The North-East Tour – Wudalianchi

      Chronicles of my 2-days in Wudalianchi For any true traveller, there comes a time when there’s a desire to seek a real adventure. Following the well-beaten track is good for many different reasons. However, there comes a need to…

  • Blog,  The North-East Tour

    The North-East Tour – Harbin

    The chronicles of my 2-days in Harbin For an extensive guide on Harbin’s attractions, accommodations and travel info, check the guide here! Or for a list of Harbin’s top 8 attractions, click here!   The first step of my North…

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    The North-East Tour – The Beginning

    Its Spring Festival! A national holiday in China; Christmas, Easter and New Years all rolled into one, a monumental celebration. For an entire two weeks the country shuts-down, a hold on the constant workaholic grind. EVERYONE in China heads home…

  • Blog,  China

    Life in Beijing

    3 months after making the big move to Beijing, the initial cloud of culture shock (or smog) has finally settled, and life as a Beijinger has become the norm. As I sit in my very own hutong (traditional Chinese house)…

  • Blog,  China

    Life in China

    It’s fair to say that that I had no real idea what to expect of life in China. All I really had to go off were a few misinformed suggestions, second-hand stories and inaccurate stereotypes. However, nothing compares to dropping…

  • Blog,  China

    How will I Survive in China?

    “How are you going to survive in China? They don’t speak English! What are you going to eat? It’s going to be cheap there! You can’t go on facebook?! What if World War III breaks out!?!?”. I’ve heard it all…