Many new mothers feel pressure to be SuperWomen, handling home and work life with equal ease. Not so in China where women are encouraged to enjoy the transistion into motherhood with a month's bedrest
'Decorum, dignity and an awareness of what is appropriate for a person of good breeding .' The meaning of etiquette according to dictionary.com. My definition; 'how to act around posh people.'
Make your trip easier by understanding the various types of Chinese visa. That small, green slip of paper makes all the difference. Here's how to reduce confusion and ensure you get the right one.
"Mumia is an adroit interpreter of the signs of the times and even in his extremely vulnerable position has never hesitated to speak truth to power." Carolina Saldana
In a bustling neighbourhood in the city of Guangzhou I was delighted to be surrounded by people who looked like me. Their voices carried African tones, their dress was native but they too lived here.
Only in Asia could you find a home away from home within the Chinese 24 hour spa. A place you'll be pampered into totally chilled ease with massages, saunas, delectable food and wi-fi of course!
According to my students, the ideal woman is tall and thin with long hair, pale skin, and may have had cosmetic surgery. She's also likely to be from Russia or Korea and is probably an entertainer.
How do you best absorb information? While listening to music or perhaps while doodling with a pen or a pencil? What about while being active? Learn how to include all learning styles in this article.
Shenzhen, in South China, has a growing reputation as a reading city. Here's a look at some of the stunning bookstores and the central library which support and encourage the activity among all ages.
In England it's known as a brew, while across Asia it's Cha. What's your name for the refreshing, hot liquid derived from plants and comforting to many? Here's my fascinating facts about Chinese tea.
Not just for juicing, summer holidays, or picnic baskets, Chinese fruits come in a variety of exotic and unusual tastes, colours, shapes, and scents!
Words of wisdom never grow old as proved by great Chinese philosphers whose thoughts are as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.
With a mountain or two in the middle of the city, beautiful beaches, a sub-tropical climate, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, the modern city of Shenzhen is filled with must see places.
Thinking about teaching English in the culture rich environment of fast developing China but confused about where to start? Here's seven ways you can live and work abroad as an ESL teacher.
Macau is a potent mix of history, romance and excitement. Sadly all of this might easily be missed in the heady rush of casinos, artificial architecture and glittering nightlife.
Some people may see a two hundred mile drive as being too much for a couple in their seventies but my favourite aunty was happy to make the trip. On a rainy summer day true love guided her and her fiance to a chapel in Gretna Green where they said 'I do' and they've never been happier.
Feel as if you've been lacking in confidence lately? Had a hard time finding your 'inner lion' and hearing it roar? Here's five easy tips to feeling back on top again.
Had lots of interviews but no job offers? You could be forgetting the little things that can make all the difference. Read on for helpful information about what employers value in their candidates.
Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Courttia Newland, Andrea Levy, Walter Mosley, Terry McMillan and more. Wise quotes and what they mean to me.
Are your talents uniquely yours or forced into a mass grouping simply because of the colour of your skin? I refuse to let Emeli Sande be labelled.