Author: Roshizzle

  • How To Get From Beijing Airport to the City Centre

    How To Get From Beijing Airport to the City Centre

    I’ve been living in Beijing for just under a year now, but have had a fair few visitors so I’m something of a reluctant expert on how to get from the airport to the city centre. As with many things in China, the straightforward can often be made more complicated than necessary so here’s a […]

  • One Perfect Day in Kanazawa

    One Perfect Day in Kanazawa

    Kanazawa seemed like a bit of a mystery to me. The tourists I met up until then hadn’t heard of it, but it was raved about it Japan guide books and blogs. It was on my route around Japan, just before I hit Takayama, so I decided to give it a go despite my lack […]

  • Adventures of Sheen November 2015 Traffic Report

    Adventures of Sheen November 2015 Traffic Report

    My first month travel blogging is at an end. Thank Christ. Here’s a rough summary of the kind of traffic I’ve been seeing during my launch month, and my thoughts on what worked and what didn’t. Recap I started writing this blog back in August, as a way to work through my annoyingly constant wanderlust, […]

  • 10 Cities Where Winter Isn’t A Thing

    10 Cities Where Winter Isn’t A Thing

    It’s November, in Beijing. Temperatures have dropped, the skies have darkened, people are being warned to stay indoors lest they face the bitter wind and snow. There is talk, words muttered in dark corners, of a strange force gathering power in the north, now that winter is officially coming…. I made that last part up, […]

  • 5 Minute Guide: What’s Happening In Burma?

    5 Minute Guide: What’s Happening In Burma?

    With all this talk about Burma, I’ve seen a few things cropping up on tourist websites and travel blogs about the beauty of Bagan, Inle Lake, Rangoon and other attractions. They’re very nice articles, with tips on transport, accommodation, food and money. But I think it’s something of a shame that travel bloggers tend to […]

  • The Only 10 Chinese Phrases You Need To Know

    The Only 10 Chinese Phrases You Need To Know

    I’ve been living in China on and off for almost a year. Despite this, I still find the language impossible as ever. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve given up learning and restarted again, and no amount of inspirational language blogs, telling me how to hack Chinese, have managed to really helped […]

  • 7 Amazingly Cheap Ways to Volunteer in Latin America

    7 Amazingly Cheap Ways to Volunteer in Latin America

    I was always fascinated with the idea of being able to volunteer in Latin America. It was a place that seemed to revel in superlatives – biggest jungle, highest waterfall, largest density of wildlife, tallest mountains and best parties. After looking at the price of flights, and the cost of living for countries like Chile, Brazil […]

  • London’s Best Alleyways

    London’s Best Alleyways

    It’s Halloween, whoooooo! To clarify, that’s supposed to be a spooky ghost noise, rather than a cheerleader at a basketball game. Anyway, not only am I celebrating by dressing up as Daenerys from Game of Thrones (I’ve gained a little summer weight so the technical name will be Fat Daenerys), but I’ve also decided to […]

  • Konnichiwa Bitch: First Thoughts on Japan

    Konnichiwa Bitch: First Thoughts on Japan

    As I write this, I’m sat on a train twisting further up into the Japanese Alps, the sun setting over the green hills. I’m headed to Kanazawa, a place I have literally no expectations about, apart from that it’s got a castle, has something to do with the origin of samurai and is “quite nice”. […]

  • Top 5 Things To Do In Vietnam

    Top 5 Things To Do In Vietnam

    As we prepared for our trip across the Cambodian border into Vietnam, yet another backpacker dispensed the same advice we had already heard countless times. “You’re doing Vietnam in 9 days? Impossible. Can’t be done.” Seriously though. We got this phrase so many times that we eventually came up with private jokes and pre-agreed key […]