Life in China

A New Normal – A Chinese City in Recovery Part II

Returning to China from our winter holidays, it felt like coming back to a completely different world. It was early February 2020, and I was coming back to the city of Chengdu after spending Christmas and the New Year with family and friends in the UK and USA. By then, COVID-19 had hit China hard, [...]

2020-05-13T07:02:42+00:00May 13th, 2020|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

Once Upon a Time… in China: The Trials and Tribulations of Being a Movie Fan in the Middle Kingdom

One of the things I was most worried about when coming to China, back when I first ventured here in late 2016, was whether I would still be able to get my movie fix. For my whole life, I have been in love with cinema, going so far as to carve out a secondary career [...]

2020-04-22T07:27:47+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

Travel in Uncertain Times

The journey began in Busan, South Korea - my intended travel destination for the Chinese New Year. What I discovered was a delicious collection of cute coffee shops, art galleries, ancient temples on coasts, and scenic terrain throughout the country. Haedong Yonggungsa Temple, Busan But my glacial wandering was soon accompanied by whispers of a [...]

2020-04-22T04:52:39+00:00April 1st, 2020|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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