I remember all those taxis where we'd get stuck, falling over cheap street language, and he would fall into smooth energetic exchange of langauge, round off the sounds so confidently; 7 years made electric. I admired that so deeply.
Note to self: Start day with pandas. Nothing bad can happen if your first few hours involve cute fluffy red pandas, giant pandas, baby pandas. I think I should just let the photos speak for themselves.
Travelling to Scotland last Sunday marked the beginning of a much larger adventure for me. Firstly (and obviously the most important), this trip is the first of mine and Harry's together. It is (I think) the most time we have spent together in the same space and what better way to define a relationship than … Continue reading Scotland | The Beginning
This week my wonderful boyfriend *insert blushy face here* (throw up from the cuteness at your own will) treated me to a trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall. We took the slightly cheaper but very long 9 hour journey (each way) on stuffy coaches and walks so long my legs felt like they were … Continue reading Eden Project | Cornwall
Photos taken for a burger restaurant in Monmouth. Their aim was to promote their fast-food style burgers with the quality of a fine dining restaurant, at street food prices.
A concluding statement, a full stop to my trip here in Beijing. Three weeks away from home, 21 days but it went by in a heartbeat. This is not fact nor is it coming from any place of actual knowledge or history, this is purely my reaction and my interpretation of my experience in this … Continue reading China | An Overview
Today I got stopped and questioned by a Chinese police officer, what did you do? I was also asked for selfies with three different people, the last being an adorable little girl, a child who actually seemed to like me, a miracle. Selfies with strangers are a regular event here it seems, honestly I am … Continue reading Forbidden City
Yesterday we went to Tiananmen Square, and even without the horrific historical context this trip was enough to put anyone on edge; the place was crawling with security, guards patrolling, bag and body scans at each entrance and an air to the place that made us both uneasy to just be there; like us, and … Continue reading Tiananmen Square & Beihai Park
I have just arrived back from a trip to the great wall of China, an accomplishment I feel slightly guilty for considering how many others have romanticised doing it, and prioritised it in their 'life goals', whereas it has always been, for me, just something to do if it came up. Today it came up, … Continue reading The Great Wall | Mutianyu