vintage clothes shop in Nanjing

Vintage Clothes in China; Why Bother?

The last time I went home, vintage was all the rage. My mother used to take me Op shopping (opportunity), charity or thrift to...
republican era

The “Modeng” Women; Republican Era Posters Art Exhibition

Smoking, to the women of 1920s and 30s Shanghai, was terribly classy. It was the epitome of “modeng” (摩登), a transliteration of the English...

Doing the Limbo, New Nanjing Style

“How low can you go”, goes the song. “How high can you you fly”, might be more appropriate, at one of Nanjing’s newest Western...

Walk Nanjing Through the Decades

Nanjing is known for its many bridges and for being the former capital of China. On the other hand, many may not know that...
The Lalu

Ooh LaLu! Taiwanese Luxury Opens its Doors

You know when you walk into a really good eastern zen-styled spa frizzy and frayed from life outside, and then you walk out feeling...
china travel trends

China Travel Trends; a Shift in Focus

A whopping 130 million mainland Chinese travelled abroad in 2017; almost 10 percent of the population. The general assumption that Chinese tourists are focused...
bamboo

Spring Bamboo Shoots

If you were anything like me, when you first arrived in China, you would never have known that one can actually eat bamboo. Scaffolding...
Huangshan

A Huangshan Road Trip

The word “Taiping” is virtually a cliché. As a place name, this is the local equivalent of Springfield in the USA; no less than...
acupuncture

Feeling the Current on the Needle

As the medical community along all points between the East and West is still divided between whether or not acupuncture indeed has any sound...

Southern Capital Seized by Girl Power

Girl Gone International (GGI), a non-profit international community, based in over 140 cities around the world and a community solely for women, has now...
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