Category Archives: China

The Marriage Market, Shanghai

One Sunday afternoon, I took the bullet train from Tianjin to Shanghai for a friend’s birthday. Five hours of travelling in comfort at speeds of 300 km/hr later, I arrived in Shanghai. I took the metro to People’s Square

The Marriage Market, Shanghai

One Sunday afternoon, I took the bullet train from Tianjin to Shanghai for a friend’s birthday. Five hours of travelling in comfort at speeds of 300 km/hr later, I arrived in Shanghai. I took the metro to People’s Square

Beijing Guoan FC

For all my passion for football and Manchester United in particular, its quite embarrassing that I have only been to three professional football games ever. The first was Pune FC versus Mumbai FC in 2007 and the second was the Manchester derby

Beijing Guoan FC

For all my passion for football and Manchester United in particular, its quite embarrassing that I have only been to three professional football games ever. The first was Pune FC versus Mumbai FC in 2007 and the second was the Manchester derby

Great Wall: Mutiantyu, Huaguoshan

Most people have the Great Wall on their travel wish-list. Having lived in Beijing for a year, I’ve been to The Wall five times. Each time, I’ve been struck by the sheer scale of the 8000 km edifice.

Great Wall: Mutiantyu, Huaguoshan

Most people have the Great Wall on their travel wish-list. Having lived in Beijing for a year, I’ve been to The Wall five times. Each time, I’ve been struck by the sheer scale of the 8000 km edifice.

Street Petshops: Beijing

One of the Beijing’s myriad of curiosities, the roadside pet-store is the one I love and hate. I don’t enjoy watching rabbits in small cages or turtles out of their natural habitat. But, its hard to turn your nose up at

Street Petshops: Beijing

One of the Beijing’s myriad of curiosities, the roadside pet-store is the one I love and hate. I don’t enjoy watching rabbits in small cages or turtles out of their natural habitat. But, its hard to turn your nose up at

Jiaozi Baozi

It was  frigid February day in Beijing. I had been in China for five days. I didn’t speak a word of Chinese, I was homeless and still recovering from my first experience with Chinese real estate agents.

Jiaozi Baozi

It was  frigid February day in Beijing. I had been in China for five days. I didn’t speak a word of Chinese, I was homeless and still recovering from my first experience with Chinese real estate agents.

Big Buddhas Part 1: Dafo, Sichuan

Buddhism came to China from it’s birthplace in India via the Silk Road in the 1st century. Since then, the religion has had many ups and downs in China

Big Buddhas Part 1: Dafo, Sichuan

Buddhism came to China from it’s birthplace in India via the Silk Road in the 1st century. Since then, the religion has had many ups and downs in China