A glimpse of modern Beijing

In general, I am not a big fan of modern buildings. Don't get me wrong, some of them are absolutely fascinating and the architecture is mind-boggling. But I am far more intrigued by old buildings and the stories around them. However, as most people know, in Beijing - as in most other Chinese cities - there are lots and... Continue Reading →

Yunnan 1 – Adventures in Kunming

In mid-April I was informed that the school would be closed for one week for Labour day - I have never heard of Labour day being such an important holiday in other places, but maybe this is a Communist thing....It kind of also felt wrong to have a week holiday after only working in China... Continue Reading →

Great Wall Earth Day Cleanup Hike

On 25 April the Beijing Hikers Club organised a cleanup up hike on the Great Wall for Earth Day (April 22). Although I think Earth Day should be every day, I still think it is a nice initiative to create awareness. I love the Beijing Hikers Club. I went on 3 other hikes with them... Continue Reading →

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