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Our Travels: A Year in Review, Part 1 – Plus 5 Real-World Tips for the Prospective Traveller

In January of last year I was working as an analytical chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, and my partner was working as a PA in the nuclear energy sector.  We both handed in our resignations a few months earlier, booked a flight to Amsterdam and then onto Beijing; after that we were just going to… Continue reading Our Travels: A Year in Review, Part 1 – Plus 5 Real-World Tips for the Prospective Traveller

asia · China (PRC) · Heilongjiang · Travel

The Extreme Cold of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China 哈尔滨冰雪大世界

Due to a very upsetting family bereavement my writing came to a sudden stop in early December, also turning the Christmas period into an exceptionally sad time for myself and my family.  Later in December I quit my job, my fiancee Becky followed in early January, days before we were to embark on our long awaited… Continue reading The Extreme Cold of Harbin, Heilongjiang, China 哈尔滨冰雪大世界