It’s all about survival

It’s been seven days since we arrived in the Middle Kingdom. It still doesn’t feel quite real that we’re in another country. It’s easy to forget that you’re in China. In a much shorter amount of time than I anticipated, I’m used to the sounds of China – the sharp Mandarin language, horns beeping all theContinue reading “It’s all about survival”

Ni Hao Hangzhou!

After four days in Hangzhou we’ve finally, FINALLY got a decent internet connection. Number one on my list of ‘things I wish I’d known beforehand’: YOU CAN’T GET WIFI ON A WEEKEND. Thank God for modern China and the advent of free wifi cafes. Anyway, after what felt like a short trip, we landed atContinue reading “Ni Hao Hangzhou!”

ICS 2016: I’m going to Hangzhou!

I have just been told that next year I’ll be going to study in the beautiful lakeside city of Hangzhou, on the eastern seaboard side of China! To convince you all that you should come and visit me in sunny China, I thought I’d post some fun things about the “small city” of 2.5 millionContinue reading “ICS 2016: I’m going to Hangzhou!”