We’ve all heard it: how getting out into the countryside and experiencing the environment is good for us, especially if you are a city dweller. I lived my whole life in the countryside, until three years ago when I moved to China. Since then I’ve been an urban dweller, and I find it increasingly difficult… Continue reading China Life: why green spaces are beneficial to you and your health
Wait. A vineyard….. in China?? Yes, you read that right, don’t worry. I recently had the absolute pleasure of going away for a short getaway to one of the most beautiful places I’ve been in China. Usually I love the cultural, historical beauties of this ancient country, so this place never occurred to me as… Continue reading Travel: To a vineyard in China
My rating: 4.5 / 5 (Minus half a star because it did take me two attempts to get into. The beginning isn’t particularly riveting in my opinion, but perhaps that was just me). Note: All opinions stated are my own. It took me two attempts to get into this book. The first time I… Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ by Colson Whitehead
The environment is a big deal. I mean, it’s all around us, and altogether we have just one planet. One planet that we are doing a fine job of messing up. Our beautiful world is slowly being destroyed by our increasing need for energy, for fossil fuels, for technology, for more more more stuff. This… Continue reading China Life: Air Pollution Matters
October 1st marks National Day in China, a day of great celebration for the Chinese people. On this day in 1949 the People's Government was founded in Tiananmen Square, and thus the PRC was born. It is a public holiday here, and one that is followed by Golden Week, a week long celebration also known… Continue reading ”Tis the season to eat the Mooncakes!
My rating: 5 / 5 Where to even begin with this book! It’s difficult to know exactly how to express my views on it because I can’t yet separate the writing itself from my feelings whilst reading it. This non-fiction narrative about life in Annawadi, a Mumbai slum next to an airport, is… unbelievable. Unbelievable… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Behind the Beautiful Forevers’ by Katherine Boo
In an effort to show China at some of its best moments, I'm going to post my favourite photos that I've taken from cities that I've visited in the country! One city = one photo! It's definitely a challenge to find just one and no single photo will ever encapsulate an entire city - not… Continue reading Picture Perfect China: Xingcheng