A twenty something journalist recently returned from 3 years in China who likes a good long island iced tea and a beach. Currently working for a national newspaper in London.

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What to pack for a 2 week trip to China

I wrote this when I had two friends visiting me in Beijing from the UK. They’d been asking me what to bring with them for their trip to China which saw them stop in Beijing and Shanghai for a combined total of two weeks. So…


10 reasons you should visit China

I lived in China for almost three years and I can honestly say that while it has its ups and downs, it’s a fantastic country to visit. When many people think of China, they think of the Great Wall and smoggy Beijing. This is so…


A stopover in Hong Kong

Do you ever go somewhere and feel like it’s not real? You’d dreamed about going somewhere and now that it’s finally happening, everything just seems bizarre. Just a bit surreal. I feel this every time I go to Hong Kong since studying there years ago.…


Inside Beijing’s Ethnic Culture Park

I hadn’t really known what to expect when I walked through the doors of the Ethnic Minority Museum in Beijing. I was told by a friend that you had to go because it was really creepy. Creepy? I was in. I’d been searching for things…


What happened: November edition

It’s Decemberrrrrrrrrr! That’s right. Everyone’s getting festive and i’m all like ‘mate it’s freezing’. I spent my day off the other day sat in my onesie watching the Gilmore Girls revival for the umpteenth time beginning to look forward to the end of the year.…