18 things about India 

With Indians, the very smallest things cause chaos and head waggling. After puzzling for five minutes, I still had no idea how to use the showering device provided in the toilet. Indians like taping things up. Breakfast is cold curry. India is the only place that you might hear a pneumatic drill at night. Cauliflower…

The final 18 things about China!

  China sometimes smells like my Nana’s old cupboards The motorways are like the wacky races. Premium class on a plane means you get a face towel. Escort is a new Ford model in China. Chinese couples can be quite clingy and often wear matching clothes. If you want to shame an overcharging taxi driver,…

18 little things about China

  Sometimes you’re just not in the right mood to use a squat toilet. The Chinese can stretch your neck in ways you just cannot imagine. Stretching shops exist. Chatting with your Masseur via Google Translate is kinda cool. Some Dim Sum cannot be picked up with chopsticks. Dumplings with soup inside wasn’t the best invention,…

18 more things that China has taught me

  There are many occasions when I think a fork would be quicker. Do Chinese people have similar concerns over using a knife and fork? I will need to get used to the freedom of being able to spit bones out onto my plate (or table). As an English person, I always make sure my…

18 things I also know about China

  If you think you’re in a ‘queue’ and there’s nobody touching you, then you’re probably not in a ‘queue’. One must always be confident about crossing the road. Historic sites are often cleverly sited near to a Starbucks. When in shops, you will be assigned your own personal shopping assistant as soon as you…