Love coffee? Love plants? You’ll love these cafes!

This isn’t quite the article that you may expect. It isn’t about where to eat organic, green food, moreover it’s about where to eat and drink amongst GREENERY! I am super lucky to travel the world with my Plant Geek activities and always make a special effort to track down spots where I can indulge…

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,…

Are the English numb?

Whilst travelling China, I couldn’t help but get the sense that the Chinese culture is ALIVE. They eat meat off the bone, they use natural elements to stay healthy, and they keep themselves moving…!!! As an English person, some of this seems quite alien to me! I often prefer my meat pre-sliced and like it…

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 more things that I have learnt about China

  The Chinese love noise. In the shopping streets, shop owners are either clapping with their hands, or with a clapping machine. The bowl haircut is on trend. €20,000 for a piece of root (for making herbal tea) is not considered expensive, and to be fair it is cheaper than a box of Tea Pigs….

18 other things about China

I may as well be an alien in the streets. People stare and sometimes people take clandestine photos of me. I have never seen so many pairs of knickers and bras for sale Every shopping centre is a labyrinth, full of the aforementioned underwear. There is nobody here taller than my shoulder height, apart from…

18 things I know about China after just 48 hours

  Getting onto the internet involves a lot of work, dedication and a very precise chemical reaction. The bread is sticky and will leave those residues all over your bag. If you’re taking a taxi, don’t look out of the windows, you’ll feel safer not knowing about the impending traffic dangers. Be prepared to eat WHOLE prawns,…