Identity crisis? Oh, constantly. It turns out a mix of horribly strong Chinese tea, old school rap accidentally recommended by my boyfriend, stimulating snappy conversation and late night breakfast cereal makes the perfect cocktail to frantically need to write something down and simultaneously have yet another routine identity crisis. Maybe I use this term too... Continue Reading →
This is the second half of a 2-part series. Click here to read from the beginning! In March 2015, Prince William made a speech at an elephant sanctuary in China, urging Chinese president Xi Jinping to end ivory trade. There have also been many open letters from celebrities about the need for China to ban... Continue Reading →
Working at Swild I get some time each day to get on with some self-initiated work and do some research for the social media pages, to raise awareness of the state of certain species from Southwest China and create engaging content for our followers. Over the last three weeks I have learned about takins and... Continue Reading →
If there's one thing I'd recommend doing when taking a trip to a Chinese city, it is to take at least a day to explore the outskirts. The beginnings of the countryside are where you'll find the communities unaffected (or less affected) by Western culture, where you can experience the more rural and arguably authentic... Continue Reading →
Today me and my housemate Claire took a trip just out of the city to Century City, where we found the Creativity & Design Week event at the New International Convention and Exhibition Centre; a building bigger than I think I have ever seen, off the top of my head. We met a few really... Continue Reading →
Zǎoshang hǎo 早上好 / Good morning! If you're anything like me, you may have thought of travel in the same way many Instagram bloggers want you to, in the orange haze of romanticised wild living; nicely composed, autumnal coloured hammocks and huskies. Don't travel because of this. No-one is forever content, and you won't be... Continue Reading →
RARA POSTERS An event definitely worth going to if you're a writer, into spoken word, fancy supporting an amazing cause or just want to meet some new people and have a cultured evening. See the event on WordPress and on the Facebook page!
Forget Paris, Chengdu is the most romantic city in in the world. Like authentic romance, not tacky postcards and Facebook updates romance. The subways are always packed full of bustling commuters, it's impossible not to brush against other bodies, make eye contact, to wonder where the train is taking them, how their day has been.... Continue Reading →