Recap – 2018

Last year felt like the longest year of my life. Our family packed in so much stuff, it makes my head hurt thinking about how we did it. In chronological order this is how it all unfolded... January We always knew 2018 would be epic but little did we know what lay in store for … Continue reading Recap – 2018

The Dongmen Road

Dongmen road — an attack on the senses! Come up from the metro at Loajie (blue line  number 3) and be prepared to get visual, auditory, and olfactory overload. The Chinese way amongst the retailers in this fake goods paradise is to simply get your attention by being much louder than the competitors. Which means … Continue reading The Dongmen Road

Mangkhut

You may or may not have seen the news about Typhoon Mangkhut sweeping across South Asia. Its just left a ton of devastation in the Philippines and is now heading over to the Pearl river delta region of China. This includes Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen. Quick weather fact. A typhoon differs from a cyclone or … Continue reading Mangkhut

The Calm amongst the Chaos

"In the midst of chaos there is opportunity" Sun Tzu. Way back when I was researching Shenzhen, one place kept popping up as a must to visit  Lianhaushan Park. It's a special green area set to the north of Futian district and best reached by metro line 4, stop Children's Palace exit F1. The name of … Continue reading The Calm amongst the Chaos