The Backpacker

Day 89 (23rd of May, 2016) – Guilin, Guangxi Province, China To continue from where I left off, I arrived in the early hours of the morning to my hostel in Shanghai. It was huge, to say the least. Three or so floors of air-conditioned goodness lay before me. For AU$8/night, this was the best […]


Day 82 (16th of May, 2016) – Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China It was only at 4am this morning that I managed to crawl into bed. After a long night of study (of which I clearly underestimated the time required) and a few hours crafting this blog, I finally got the sleep which I have so […]

A Man’s Best Friend

Day 75 (9th of May, 2016) – Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China Mondays offer my only chance at a sleep in, and so despite being a bit overloaded with work, I decided to sleep until midday. It’s a poor habit to accumulate lots of sleep debt and then purge it all in one big rest, and […]

The Climb

Day 68 (2nd of May, 2016) – Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China At 4am, I arose to the bleating of my alarm clock. It is remarkably easy to wake up early when it is at your own discretion as opposed to someone else’s. The campus was much more beautiful with empty streets and a midnight blue […]

The Importer-Exporter

Day 61 (25th of April, 2016) – Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China After only a few hours of sleep, I woke up at 5am and donned my blazer for the ANZAC Day Dawn Service to be held at the Australian Consulate General to Shanghai. The 1.6x surge pricing on Uber was a pretty tell-tale sign that its […]