Beijingin’ around

Contrary to popular belief, China has an astounding amount of long weekends. This semester alone we have one in April, one in May and one in June. Caught up in the midst of class and UTS assignments (cultural report anyone?) we kind of forgot that the first long weekend was approaching until our teachers remindedContinue reading “Beijingin’ around”

Finally doing some touristy things

After two weeks of living in Hangzhou, I finally got the opportunity to go and do some of the touristy things around the area thanks to a colleague of my Dad’s. Qin Shu picked me up at 9am from outside my uni, and we headed to see Xiang Lake, a famous lake just outside ofContinue reading “Finally doing some touristy things”

One night in Shanghai…

Four days into our new lives in China, we decided that now was a good time to head off on our first inter-city trip. Were we crazy? Perhaps. With our barely-existent Mandarin skills and brand new mobile numbers, we packed up some stuff and headed off to the city of lights. Apparently you have toContinue reading “One night in Shanghai…”

7 Days to go…

Well, the time is here. Only one more week until I on the adventure of a lifetime in China. The main question I’ve been getting this week is ‘how are you feeling?’ It’s surprisingly hard to answer. As I said to someone today, I don’t think the realities of living overseas for a year willContinue reading “7 Days to go…”