Xinjing Hot Springs Beibei

Towards late November, I drove to Xinjing Hot Springs with iChongqing, whom the resort had invited to shoot a promotional video, showing the natural environment, pools, facilities and pampering on offer. The route took us north on the G75 until the exit just before the Beibei toll station, after which we followed a bumpy, picturesque … Continue reading Xinjing Hot Springs Beibei

The Vicissitudes of Street Barbecue

Open barbecue stalls were a ubiquitous nocturnal phenomenon on the streets of Chongqing, until the stricter regulation of recent years forced them indoors, outside the city, or out of business. That's for the most part, yet not entirely. One survival technique is simply going under the radar, where stall owners relocate to out-of-sight clandestine pockets, … Continue reading The Vicissitudes of Street Barbecue

Neighbourhood Clinics

In the past, people often startled me slightly whenever they mentioned that a friend or relative had been to hospital. For anyone like me, the thought of visiting a hospital evokes the thought of more serious ailments or injuries. However, on inquiring what the matter was, I would usually learn the individual in question was … Continue reading Neighbourhood Clinics