Hangzhou

Hangzhou

The Tomb Sweeping Festival or Qingming Festival in China meant I finally had 2 days off. I decided to go to Hangzhou – the place that had been on my “to go” list for quite a long time. Travelling during Chinese festivals or national holidays tends to be quite...
About Shanghai

About Shanghai

I have never regretted my decision to live in Shanghai during my year abroad. I fell in love with China and I think each city has a lot to offer. But, personally, I can’t imagine living anywhere else but Shanghai. Here are the main points that I believe characterise...
Nanjing- an ancient capital

Nanjing- an ancient capital

Nanjing is the ancient capital of China and now the capital of the Jiangsu province. It suffered tremendously during the Nanjing Massacre – the Japanese invasion on Nanjing that started in 1937 – as it was still the Chinese capital at the time. Nanjing Massacre...
Hello spring! + spending Easter in China!

Hello spring! + spending Easter in China!

Easter (复活节) is neither observed nor particularly celebrated in China. Some people may paint Easter eggs or play some Easter games, however, the vast majority of Chinese people don’t attach much significance to Easter celebrations. All shops/banks are open and people...
One day in the gambling capital of Asia!

One day in the gambling capital of Asia!

While I was travelling around Hong Kong, I spontaneously decided to go to Macau as I had one day with relatively little left to do. Similarly to HK, Macau is also a SAR (Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China). Getting to Macau from Hong Kong...
Fall in love with Hongkong!

Fall in love with Hongkong!

Of all the places I’ve been to, Hong Kong is by far my number one destination. I fell in love with this place – the atmosphere, the culture and the people. I immediately felt like I could live there.  From a fishing village to a bustling metropolis, Hong Kong...