The Tomb Sweeping Festival 清明节

In my early days in China, there wasn't a public holiday given during the week for this festival, but after the Labour Day holiday was reduced from seven to four days, a day was given to each of the Tomb Sweeping, Dragonboat and Mid-Autumn festivals, in the form of a long weekend, as either the … Continue reading The Tomb Sweeping Festival 清明节

The Lianglukou Huangguan Escalator 两路口皇冠大扶梯

Spring is notoriously short in Chongqing. Once the sun breaks through the stubborn blanket of winter cloud around late March, temperatures can blast from single digits right through to the high twenties in a matter of two or three weeks. Today is such a day, and it just happens there's an excuse to go out … Continue reading The Lianglukou Huangguan Escalator 两路口皇冠大扶梯