A Japanese Style Bath House

Allow me to begin with a brief anecdote or two. Nanshan南山 is the lushly forrested 'South Mountain' ridge that streches roughly north to south along the eastern side of Chongqing, and provides the famous backdrop to the Mountain City skyline. Apart from sitting pretty, the ridge hosts the insanely popular nightviewing platforms of Yikeshu一棵树观景台, and … Continue reading A Japanese Style Bath House

Close to nature in Tongliang 在铜梁靠近大自然

Here is a retrospective blog post about Tongliang, a satellite city around 70 kilometres to the northwest of Chongqing. Ever the pragmatist, I love to merge the best sights and experiences any out of town location has to offer in fowl swoop. The two Chinese characters for this city are Tong铜, which means 'bronze,' and … Continue reading Close to nature in Tongliang 在铜梁靠近大自然

Lantern Festival in Bishan在璧山度过元宵 Tianci Huatang hot springs and Fengxiang Children’s Park 天赐华汤温泉及枫香儿童公园

It happened that our schedule cleared up for Tuesday, and being the final week of the winter school holidays, this was a perfect opportunity to enjoy the Lantern Festival in some style and comfort. The Lantern Festival marks the end of festivities for the Chinese New Year, and you will still find people celebrating and … Continue reading Lantern Festival in Bishan在璧山度过元宵 Tianci Huatang hot springs and Fengxiang Children’s Park 天赐华汤温泉及枫香儿童公园