Archive for Category: "Life In China"

Travel and Air Pollution In Beijing & China

Travel and Air Pollution In Beijing & China

Beijing has the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, fantastic food, great shopping and some of the worst air pollution you are likely to come across. How Bad is the Air Pollution in Beijing and China? Extremely bad! On a summer’s day with clear blue skies and excellent visibility the pollution levels

Environmentally Friendly Buildings the Chinese Way

Environmentally Friendly Buildings the Chinese Way

Insulating Chinese Residential Builings Protecting the environment before our coastlines are swallowed up and deserts triple in size is a big deal. Unfortunately many (most) western governments are still arguing about carbon tax, renewable energy and public transport. Gotta love democracies.   In the meantime China has embarked on a massive program to reduce the carbon

Only in China – An Insanely Dangerous Power Pole

Only in China – An Insanely Dangerous Power Pole

China is changing and developing at an incredible and unprecedented rate and is set to become the world’s largest economy (less a 14 trillion dollar debt) and is already a super power to be reckoned with. This mad rush to modernize and make up for lost time is not without hiccups and teething problems such

Crazy & Funny Photos of Life in China

Crazy & Funny Photos of Life in China

China is an incredible country to travel and live in and some of the things you can see here are just mind boggling. I've listed below some the weirdest, funniest or slightly disturbing photos of China I have come across. Crazy & Funny China Photo Gallery One (click to view)          

How to tell if you have been in China too long

How to tell if you have been in China too long

Every culture has its good and bad habits and often when you stay in a country long enough, you run the risk of adopting the bad habits. Listed below are some funny and wickedly true habits I’ve come across that will indicate if you have been in China too long and are being drawn to

Why do Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year with Fireworks?

Why do Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year with Fireworks?

For Fun Partly due to tradition but mostly because playing with fireworks during the New Year celebration is a lot of fun. Admit it or not, there is a big kid in all of us that just loves playing with fire and making things go bang. New Year in China is the time when that

World’s Easiest Ski Run is in China

World’s Easiest Ski Run is in China

Went on a day ski trip last weekend to a nearby very small mountain called Lian Hua Shan. Nothing really travel worthy about the trip APART from what has to the be world's easiest ski run. Not only is the slop so gentle that moving is a challenge, there is even a conveyer belt to

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