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Picture Perfect China: Jinjiang

Today's post is another Picture Perfect China, showcasing the fantastic beauty of the country in which I currently reside! This one is of a very special place to me. Jinjiang is the first city we lived in when we moved to China. It was where I learnt to be an ESL teacher, it was where… Continue reading Picture Perfect China: Jinjiang

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My Tales from China: A Basement Bar in Harbin

A Basement Bar in Harbin It was bitterly cold. The coldest I had ever been in my entire life. I was wearing what felt like a million and one layers and it still wasn’t enough. It wasn’t even possible to fit more clothes on. With fleece tights, two pairs of fleece leggings and sweater tights… Continue reading My Tales from China: A Basement Bar in Harbin

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A Harbin Winter: A packing list for females

In January 2017 my friends and I embarked on an 8 hour train journey to the most northern province of China – Heilongjiang. Here, we would stay in the Ice City of China, Harbin. Before we left, our Chinese friends would tell us to make sure we brought warm clothes, even trying to persuade us… Continue reading A Harbin Winter: A packing list for females

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My Tales from China – Intestine Soup!

The air was thick and yellow-grey with pollution, and the cold bit at my ears despite having them firmly covered by my cute woolly hat. Beside me, my friends were also feeling the chill, and combined with the effort of having to breath through masks, the need to find somewhere to eat lunch became a… Continue reading My Tales from China – Intestine Soup!

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China Life: My Tales from China

I leant against a railing separating the car park and the wide, clean pavement that had gone down in under three days, watching my bright pink, flowery bicycle in front of me. I’d heard too many stories of stolen bikes to feel comfortable leaving it out in the open, even with a wheel lock, so… Continue reading China Life: My Tales from China

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China Life: Autumn in China

I love autumn. It's my favourite time of year, especially in China. After the intense heat of the summer here in Hebei province, the fabulous coolness that comes when the leaves begin to change colour is most welcoming. Being able to pull on a lovely thick wooly jumper and cuddle up in a scarf is… Continue reading China Life: Autumn in China

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Picture Perfect China: Xiamen

So far I've shown my favourite photos that I've taken in Beijing and Xingcheng. Today's photo comes to you from Xiamen!  I love Xiamen. As far as Chinese cities go this is so far my favourite one. I loved the strides towards a future as a Green City through its modernity whilst maintaining that history… Continue reading Picture Perfect China: Xiamen