by Tess Humphrys


Getting my first hair cut in Ningbo

One of the potentially most traumatic things a girl has to go through is finding a new hairdresser.

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By Sam Harman

Cheese and aubergines

I moved to China 4 months ago today. It has been, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most invigorating and sensational roller coaster rides of my life, and i still have two months to go.

By Keith Hadley

My treasured driving assistants

I never drive anywhere in China without Mei Ling, even when making short trips near home. She can read the traffic signs faster than I can.

By Kavita Dattani

One of a 'Kind'

My decision to travel around China lay solely with my curiosity about the place - it was the one place that I had always wanted to explore since childhood.

By Andrew Symonds

Little Red's interrogation

"You don't look Chinese" said the little boy, with a thoughtful look as he rolled the possibility through his mind. "You don't have the face of a Chinese person."He was right, I don't.

By Elizabeth Patel

Adoption adventure in China

Of all the surreal experiences I've had in China, this one surely topped them all.

By David Burt

The notebook

It was wintertime in Nanchang city, China. The temperatures were seldom above 5C degrees. The cold wind seemed to go right through my body even though I had five layers of clothing on, and sometimes two pairs of socks.