Getting married in a Chinese village

On January 2nd, 2017, in a small town in Foshan, I married my beautiful wife. We got married in her hometown here in Guangdong, and invited her whole family, all …

All aboard! Hop on, Hop off bus in Guangzhou

I had the pleasure of having my family come to Guangzhou for a visit. I took them around the city via Di Di Da Che and taxis at first, but …

Studying Chinese at SYSU

So, we are almost into our third week here at SYSU. Time for a little update on what classes are like, our schedule and what we’ve covered so far. Day …

Yangshuo, Guangxi Province

Of all the places I’ve visited in China, Yangshuo remains one of my favourite destinations. There’s nothing like getting on a bicycle and cycling through the paddy fields and old …

Top things to do in Kaiping, Guangdong

I recently enjoyed a short trip to Kaiping, Guangdong. Famous for its 碉楼 (’diao lou’ meaning ‘watchtowers’). Getting there: Bus from Tianhe Coach Terminal. Around 50rmb. Expect a journey time …

Enrolling and getting your Visa to study in China.

So, you want to go to a Chinese University. Where do you start? Well, there are many options, depending on your circumstances. There are scholarship programs, you could go as …

Welcome!

Seeing as this is my first post on the new website, I better introduce myself. I’m Joe, from England. I’ve been living in China for the past seven years, working …