Not a very Chinese proposal

One sunny clear-sky day in Dalian, my boyfriend R begged me to visit Dalian’s highest point – a sightseeing tower accessed via Labour Park and a cable car ride to the top of the hill – to enjoy the clear 360 city views. Despite my exhaustion from packing and the slightly-too-hot-for-an-Englishwoman heat, it was probably […]

No Smoking?

With 4 hours to pass between moving out of our temporary accommodation in the Guilin countryside and moving into out newly-rented apartment, one of my husband’s colleagues brought us to Guilin’s well known coffee shop Yumi Coffee 芽米咖啡. I was thrilled to find some unexpected home comforts just round the corner from our apartment, and […]