I spent last night being the type of bunk mate that everyone in a hostel dreads. Up and down through […]
Day 40: Shanghai Sunrise
The sun had risen as the train pulled into Shanghai, so what else would I title the article? We passed […]
Night 39: Murder on the overnight to Shanghai?
I had been looking forward to this journey because of its earworm potential – “Night train to Shanghai” has the […]
Day 39: Rainy day and fast food in Xi’an
Last day in Xi’an and the heavens opened. I’m rarely in the mood for going to look at pottery exhibits […]
Day 38: Off to see the Terracotta Warriors
Today was a bucket list kind of day… off to see the Terracotta Army outside of Xi’an. The fact that […]
Day 37: What’s the difference between Beijing and Xi’an?
It’s not the start of a joke, it’s a question I’ve been mulling over this afternoon. Beijing is full of […]
Night 36: Overnight to Xi’an
This was my first train journey starting in China. As the attentive and memory-efficient will know, I had already visited […]
Day 36: The biggest ducks in the world?
It was my last day in Beijing and it was very much the still the National Festival. My train to […]
Day 35: My kinda Saturday… 798 Art Zone
Back home, there are few things I like more than spending a Saturday morning wandering around Manchester’s Northern Quarter looking […]
Public Health Reflections: Beijing Green Space
On arrival in Beijing, I was struck by the levels of smog and, with the city being virtually shut down […]