A week in the fragrant Harbour (2)

The big Buddha, Lantau island and Disneyland were the most memorable tourist activities that I indulged in. However the mid levels escalators and The Peak are also worth a mention though not high on the must do list. The Victoria Peak I think is certainly worth a visit but it’s not a whole day affair…

A week in the fragrant Harbour (1)

Of my little tourist trips I’ve taken while in China so far, Hong Kong was the one I was most excited about. When I was flying to China last year, my second layover was in Hong Kong, and just from what I could see of the landscape from the airport, it was certainly a place…

My Taoist pilgrimage (Mt Tai shan)

China is not an obviously religious country, by that I mean their everyday lives and religion rarely intersect, unlike our countries where religion is embedded in everything we do; we start national events with prayer, we don’t work on Sunday’s to allow people to attend church and there are nationally recognized religious holidays. China doesn’t…

A day in Bazhou (霸州)

My scholarship is funded by a Chinese government organization known as Hanban (colloquial abbreviation for Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a foreign language). Basically they aim to promote the learning and experiencing of Chinese language and culture all over the world. Every year they require all Universities offering Hanban scholarships to organize an…

Getting around in Baoding

This is not a topic that I ever would have thought to blog because the idea of discussing transport seems so mundane but on China’s roads there’s never a dull moment! I experienced a bit of China’s transport system in Shanghai and Guanzhou but not so much because we were there for a short time…

Turning up the Baoding way

So this post is way overdue because I really should have done it the first time I came to China, but better late than never! On my “must do” list of things to get up to in China when I first visited – and this was something most of us intended on doing – was…

Black girl in China….again.

I am leaving…on a jet plane…I don’t know when I’ll be back again… Ok, so that last part is a lie, I know when I’ll be back. I am going to the east yet again. I am going to China and will be there studying for 3 years. I’m not the only one, nor am…