Shanghai

Dinner at Di Shui Dong, Shanghai

I found it surprisingly difficult to find affordable, good quality Chinese food in Shanghai. It is definitely the most multicultural city I’ve been to in China, which means there are some amazing European restaurants to be found, but I was…

Chengdu

Traditional Chinese Hotpot in Chengdu (or How I Survived the Spiciest Meal …

When I went searching for culinary adventure in Chengdu, I didn’t expect to find a food experience quite like this. Chengdu is in China’s Sichuan province – the area of the country known for its peppercorns, chillies and fiery oils.…

Shanghai

Serenity in Shanghai: Staying at the Shangri-La

When I’m travelling, I feel this constant need to be busy. I feel guilty if I’m not utilising every minute to explore, discover and immerse myself into my new surroundings. Which is why, by day 16, I was shattered. I…

Xi'an

A Bad Pollution Day in China

The whole thing about China being covered in smog always seemed like a bit of a fabrication to me. Sure, it’s a huge country with an insane amount of people, but the air couldn’t be much different to rush hour…

Beijing

What I Ate in Beijing (Not Veggie Friendly!)

  I’ve written about the incredible wedding I went to in China, and the top sights you must see if you visit Beijing, but there is so much more to this amazing city if you just walk around it. Everything…

Beijing

Beijing: What You Must See

It’s difficult to know where to start with writing about this trip, as Beijing is so vast. The city is sprawling, yet packed at every point. And it is loud! There’s a lot of traffic and a lot of people.…

Beijing

A Traditional Chinese Wedding in Beijing

As I wrote a while ago, it’s got to that time in my life where wedding invites are coming in thick and fast. However earlier this year I was invited to a wedding in a slightly less conventional location, and…