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  • Travel

    The Return

    The UK and China – how far are they away from each other? Let’s say London and Shanghai to be more precise. Though thousands of miles separated, they have many similarities and of course…

  • Culture Travel

    Stages leading up to China

    Graduating from university with an English Literature degree and not meeting the graduate programme requirements my job options dwindled: I could stay in London and hope that I’d get a job in teaching as…

  • Travel

    Skin complexions in China

    Being a black woman in China  Her skin complexion is noticed first before she opens her mouth. She is judged by her complexion first. She is experiencing colourism. She has experienced colourism. What is…

  • Travel

    Kuala Lumpur trip

    Middle of the night and we travel  – at what felt like light speed – to the airport for an early short flight to Kuala Lumpur from Phuket international airport. We travelled pretty light…

  • Travel

    Thailand trip part 1

    In January this year I visited Thailand for the first time and I must say I was pretty astounded. I only explored the island of Phuket but from what I saw for 7 nights…