February 2007

The mysterious Shantou International Airport

I got an email from one of our readers a while ago asking is there going to be international airport in Shantou. Here is what he found: The…

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Health, happiness, good food and general prosperity to you all.

BBC Chinese New Year Programme

Just a quick notice. Maggie and I will be in the BBC “Have you say” programme about Chinese New Year. I’ve blogged this in my blog. It will…

Shenshan Highway jams

I am not impressed by the Shenshan Expressway (深汕高速公路), it is no longer very express.  It took me over 9 hours from Guangzhou to Shantou yesterday, where it…

Cathy Jiang’s wedding

Congratulations to my ex-workmate and good friend, Cathy Jiang, for her wedding on 18 Dec 2006! They live in Beijing now but came back for the ceremony. In…

Christmas at Maggie’s 06

I have just arrived back from England and am taking advantage of my jetlag to update my blog, instead of packing for my next trip… hm. Anyway, I…

How to find techincal college graduates – office staff

I have to say this the technical school my centre is part of, but as people are often looking for office workers versed in foreign trade regulations, this…

Chinese travel agents in UK

There is a travel agent in Manchester that is also in Milton Keynes, London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. They are a Chinese travel agent – I…

Classical music concert

Well it has happened now, I did write a draft on it then the draft disappeared – it was a draft coz the site wasn’t working properly in…

Booking train tickets

Regarding transport in Shantou, particularly train tickets from Guangzhou, there are some nice people (no English though) just near where all the bars are that have a possibly…

Narita, Japanese restaurant

I have never actually written about Narita, yet it is the most expensive Japanese restaurant in Shantou, and I hear Japanese people actually go to it, and so…

Beffet at Dihao Hotel

One must-do thing whenever I go back to Shantou is to have a buffet lunch at Dihao (帝豪 – Regency) Hotel. It cost about 90 yuan per person…