Chongqing International Beer Festival

Summer beer festivals have become a ubiquitous event for most cities nationwide, and whilst a far cry from Oktoberfest, the most notable example in Chongqing takes place in early September on Nanbin Lu, the south bank river road of the Yangtze, just as the summer heat begins to subside. Today, I saw the eye catching … Continue reading Chongqing International Beer Festival

La Marine Française 法国水师兵营

    La Marine Francaise is a former French Navy Barracks dating back to the turn of the 20th century. Having fallen derelict for more than half a century, it has undergone an incredible restoration, where all the fittings, walls, flooring and exterior have been done up beautifully without impacting its original style and charm … Continue reading La Marine Française 法国水师兵营

The Yangtze River Cableway 重庆长江索道

For many years following its official unveiling in 1987, locals depended on this means of transport across the Yangtze River as a matter of necessity. With few bridges connecting the Yuzhong Peninsula to surrounding districts in the past, offering an extremely circuitous and time consuming journey simply to reach the opposite bank. In the late … Continue reading The Yangtze River Cableway 重庆长江索道

An afternoon with Ash Dykes 在南滨路同阿什-戴克斯共度下午时光

Flicking through the recent posts of the Chongqing British expatriate Wechat group for anything of interest, I came across an advertisement for a public speech from a young Welsh adventurer, at a bookshop I had never visited on the picturesque south bank of the Yangtze river. Since most of the family were going away for … Continue reading An afternoon with Ash Dykes 在南滨路同阿什-戴克斯共度下午时光