Monthly Archives: June 2010

My feets too big

Last week an old pair of Italian black leather sandals that I loved gave up the ghost. I had only brought a limited number of shoes/sandals with me to China and this pair were particularly useful because they were extremely … Continue reading

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What an orchid situation

There is a Chinese proverb that goes something like ” When you have only two pennies, spend one on bread and the other on a flower” and that echoes my own attitude to life. Our little apartment is excellent but … Continue reading

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Tipping is not a city in China

I can’t tell you how discombobulating it is to be in a country where not only do I not speak the language, but I can’t read anything.  It is like being a crab with no shell, I feel very vulnerable. … Continue reading

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Beijing – the basic facts

As Beijing is to be my adopted home for the next few months I decided I should open with some basic info about the city. Firstly it is HUGE – and I say that as a Londoner – it covers … Continue reading

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