My top 12 things to do in Shanghai

I recently turned 30 and to celebrate this big ordeal Matt and I decided to go on another one of our China adventures, but instead of mountains and epic scenery, we opted for sky scrapers and busy sidewalks – hello Shanghai!! Arriving from a Western city into Shanghai you would probably just be expecting the…

Continue Reading

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge

We didn’t just come to China to teach, we came to hike and explore China’s beautiful and less smoggy side. A few months ago we decided to hike the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan. Yunnan was a province we had heard wonderful things about and we had actually been saving it for the end…

Continue Reading

When in China make sure you visit Guilin

Despite all the free time I have here, I have still managed to get behind with my blog, god dammit! But, luckily for you/me, Guilin is a place that I won’t forget anytime soon, it was incredible. Before we started teaching we had even more free time than we do now, and as much as…

Continue Reading

More than just an adventure!

Since the end of August I have found myself in a land so vast and diverse, that from the moment I landed here I couldn’t possibly know what to expect. Here, ancient tradition and modernity collide and often even the most well-travelled of us are left in utter bewilderment on a daily basis. This is…

Continue Reading

Halloween in China

China is an atheist country and Halloween doesn’t exist here, unless you’re a teacher and are working with kids, which luckily I am. Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays, and this year I might not get to go all out and dress up with my besties, instead, this year I get to…

Continue Reading

Getting used to life in China

So two weeks have passed since Matt and I left the UK and set off on our Chinese adventure, and what a mind-boggling, crazy two weeks it has been. It has been so much fun, but don’t get me wrong it has been pretty hard at times too – there is just so much to…

Continue Reading

Goodbye London – Hello China

I remember four years ago I had just returned from my travels in South America and all I wanted to do was move to the ‘big smoke’ – to me it seemed that anything was possible in the capital. For weeks the Megabus became my best friend as I desperately travelled back and forth trying…

Continue Reading