Road Trip Series – Weizhou Island

Back in 2016, my escape route from the cold overcast skies of the Sichuan Basin took me to Weizhou, a small picturesque volcanic island that rises out of the sea forty kilometres off the coast of Beihai北海 to the south. I first set eyes on Weizhou Island涠洲岛 from a plane window on a flight from … Continue reading Road Trip Series – Weizhou Island

Taking the heat – Rafting 避暑活动-漂流

It's a late April evening, and as I sweat it out at home in my loosest fitting shorts and vest, my mind to turns to a question that occurs to every Chongqing resident on a yearly basis. Chongqing, along with Wuhan and Nanjing, have long been considered the Three furnaces of China中国三大火炉, but what makes … Continue reading Taking the heat – Rafting 避暑活动-漂流

Winter in Chongqing 重庆的冬天

The Spring Festival is about done and dusted, and we in Chongqing needn't fear the cold again until November, fingers crossed. That's right. To speak the absolute truth, the winter climate in Chongqing city is far from great, and it's perhaps the one biggest complaint from foreign residents and Chinese from out of town alike. … Continue reading Winter in Chongqing 重庆的冬天