Winter Holidays – Busan (Day 1)

This trip actually occurred last month, whilst I was still on winter break. However, due to various reasons, I have been busy in recent weeks and I am only just getting around to posting about it now. I intend to leave China this summer. As such, I wanted to visit some places I had not…

Winter Holidays – San Francisco (Day 1)

There are two airlines which fly direct to San Francisco from Beijing – Air China, and United Airlines. Having flown several times with the former, I decided to try the latter. US airlines do not always get the best reviews, but actually, from booking all the way through to flying with them, I found them…

Winter Travels 2019 – Osaka (Day 1)

Classes have finished for me, and as students prepare for their final exams, I decided to take a short trip. Not yet sure where I will be next year, and whether or not I will be in this neck of the woods (i.e. Asia), so I am trying to visit places I want to visit…

Golden Week travels: Taipei – Part 1

There are two major holidays in the Chinese calendar – Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is the main one. This changes each year, but usually it falls sometime in January or February. The other holiday, so-called ‘golden week’, is now – the first week of October. This usually coincides with National Day holiday, which is…