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.
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
On the morning of Friday 30th I took a stroll down to the shopping and dining streets of Sanlitun and search of a giant stone, apparently a popular attraction of Beijing... ...and sure enough: I don't know what else I was expecting. We then took a trip to the Temple of the Earth for a … Continue reading Lama Temple & a Giant Stone
Today I went to a fancy new place, but only went to a cafe to do some dissertation reading and eat too much chocolate cake, just to get straight back on the train back to Dongzhimen, where I'm staying until tomorrow afternoon. But I did manage to get a few photos of some cool details … Continue reading Dongzhimen District, Beijing
Today I visited the 798 art district, ate a tasty Chinese pancake thing and came back on the subway all by myself, how adventurous...