Travel

Grab your walking shoes and head to Beijing! (part 1)

Even though Beijing is not an ideal city to live in due to the high level of pollution, extremely cold winter and high density, it’s a perfect place for a sightseeing trip as it’s steep in history and culture. Unlike Shanghai, Beijing does not feel like a modern city. Instead, it feels very communist and… Continue reading Grab your walking shoes and head to Beijing! (part 1)

Social issues

Was the July 1st Anniversary a Celebration?

Last Saturday, it was the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. There were fireworks, lots of news coverage and President Xi graced us with his presence. There were also lots of crowds gathered – mainly in Wan Chai where the celebrations took place, but also around Victoria Park where there were… Continue reading Was the July 1st Anniversary a Celebration?

Travel

Having a great time in China

In my first post on Beijing, I talked about how my initial encounter with Beijing was pretty shocking but I ended it by saying that it only got better from there. Even though the first week was challenging, I had a ball of a time for the rest of my stay there. There were lots… Continue reading Having a great time in China

Social issues

I need some fresh air

Over the past couple of weeks, red alerts have been issued in over 20 cities in Northern China due to severe air pollution.  We have seen images of cities covered in smog and children taking exams while wearing masks. This is not the first time it has happened nor will it be the last, despite… Continue reading I need some fresh air