My favourite coffee shop in Beijing

Beijing is absolutely rammed full with amazing cafes, resteraunt and bars and I’ve been to a lot of them but one I always go back to is MAAN coffee. It’s a chain of coffee shops across China (I’ve also found many independent cafes and bars I like but MAAN coffee is still my favourite).  MAAN…

Overnight Train… Beijing to Suzhou

I haven’t finished all my blog posts from Beijing yet, in fact there are many many more to come as I still have a lot to share with you. I am also going back to Beijing on Tuesday so can explore some more when I’m back. It’s hard to believe I have been in Beijing…

Phoenix Building, Beijing

A building that was listed as an ‘unusual building of the week’ at designbuildings.co.uk and I am super chuffed I got to have a look inside. It is open to the public and is one of the only media and television centres in Beijing to be open this way. It is made mostly out of…

The Great Wall of China

This has been a long awaited post as I visited The Great Wall a couple of weeks ago now but I just haven’t got round to writing! In this post I will share my experience with you and also hopefully give you some tips for if you are ever planning to go to The Great…

Thankyou !

Short post just to say thankyou, a while ago I got the notification saying my blog had reached 100 follows and 2500 hits. Blogging and writing isn’t about the numbers but it is nice knowing people are reading what you put your time into. There will be another post up later today following my travels…

Light Exhibition in the Art District- Beijing 

Pace is a light exhibition which I’m pretty sure started in Japan, Tokyo. It is literally an art exhibition completely created by use of light and different lighting technique and effects so at first I was sceptical. It costs 130 RMB which is expensive here seen as for example temples are often £1 to see…

The Lama Temple, Beijing 

So today in Beijing I had a little extra free time and I really didn’t know what to do and on the subway station map was the Lama temple. I had heard of the temple before but I hadn’t planned on going there and I’m so glad I did. It cost 25 RMB which is…

Art exhibition at the forbidden city…

I’ve never properly been interested in art but living in china has certainly made me appreciate it more, I thought I would share these line drawings I saw at an exhibition at the forbidden city. I can read enough Chinese to tel you they were done in the 17th century by four monks. This is…

The view from the top… overlooking the forbidden city 

So yesterday me and a few others decided to trek to the top of the park area at the back of The Forbidden City so we could have a 360 view. Whilst the day was extremely smoggy and white rather than blue like the previous time we visited The Forbidden City, it provided a different…

OOTD- Art District, Beijing

This is only going to be a short post, I thought I would share with you my outfit which I wore to The Art District last Friday. It’s super cheap but also a really cool and comfortable outfit for the mega hot days here in Beijing! Dungarees- Primark (around £9) Bardot- Boohoo (£4) Pink high…

798- Art District

As I mentioned in my previous blog post (about The Forbidden City) yesterday I visited the Art District of Beijing and it is 100% a must see place. It’s super quirky and not like anywhere else in Beijing. I’m a huge fan of street art so this place is perfect for me. There are sculptures…

The Forbidden City, Beijing

Last Friday I visited the heart of Beijing- the forbidden city and I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it. The contrast between the high Beijing sky scrapers that make up the modern skyline and the forbidden city and the temple is insane and it is almost unbelievable that this is at the…