27 Apr 2018

A Day Spent Hitchhiking to Waterfalls in Hainan

I haven’t produced anything on this site for a while and I definitely need to write a recap of the past year (you can find a taster here), but those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram already know that in March I have moved to Sanya, which is

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27 Jan 2018

Authentic Great Wall experience

Hiking the Great Wall of China is an activity that probably figures on most people’s bucket list. One of the “new” seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall is one of the most extraordinary human constructions to be seen. That said, it stretches for an astonishing 21,196 kilometers, so

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09 Jan 2018

Getting a Sak Yant tattoo with a metal rod in Bangkok

Well, technically, what I got isn’t quite a Sak Yant. Sak Yant translates into “blessed jab tattoo”, and mine wasn’t blessed. Allow me to explain. Sak Yants are sacred tattoos based on the Hindu-Buddhist concept of yantra. They are mystical designs, believed to come with magical powers that provide their

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05 Dec 2017

The Terracotta Army, Xi’an and the Walk of Death : My first trip within China

Soon after I arrived in Nanjing, I heard that some of my new friends were planning to fly to the city of Xi’an for a weekend in March. They were mainly going to see the famous Terracotta Army, and to test their nerves on Mount Hua’s “Walk of Death”, a

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17 Oct 2017

About my first two weeks in China

  China didn’t start off too well for me, actually. I remember feeling a bit anxious before packing my stuff and boarding the plane: “What if I get there and there’s no job waiting for me ? What if I’ve been conned ?” I brushed off those feelings, telling myself

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27 Apr 2018

A Day Spent Hitchhiking to Waterfalls in Hainan

I haven’t produced anything on this site for a while and I definitely need to write a recap of the past year (you can find a taster here), but those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram already know that in March I have moved to Sanya, which is

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27 Jan 2018

Authentic Great Wall experience

Hiking the Great Wall of China is an activity that probably figures on most people’s bucket list. One of the “new” seven wonders of the world, the Great Wall is one of the most extraordinary human constructions to be seen. That said, it stretches for an astonishing 21,196 kilometers, so

0 Read More
09 Jan 2018

Getting a Sak Yant tattoo with a metal rod in Bangkok

Well, technically, what I got isn’t quite a Sak Yant. Sak Yant translates into “blessed jab tattoo”, and mine wasn’t blessed. Allow me to explain. Sak Yants are sacred tattoos based on the Hindu-Buddhist concept of yantra. They are mystical designs, believed to come with magical powers that provide their

0 Read More
05 Dec 2017

The Terracotta Army, Xi’an and the Walk of Death : My first trip within China

Soon after I arrived in Nanjing, I heard that some of my new friends were planning to fly to the city of Xi’an for a weekend in March. They were mainly going to see the famous Terracotta Army, and to test their nerves on Mount Hua’s “Walk of Death”, a

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