The day I bought a cucumber peeler in Shenyang

I bought a couple of unusual products whilst in Shenyang one of them being a cucumber peeler which looked very much like a giant pencil sharpener. This produces delicate slivers of cucumber which you can then put on your face for an instant refreshing facial mask………..I bought this from a street seller close to Marshal Zlang’s Mansion. The […]

Eight Things to do in Shenyang

Liaoning Palaeontology Museum in the grounds of Shenyang Normal University, close to a shopping centre and the metro yellow line. Allow an hour unless this is a particular interest. Love the shape of this ultra modern building. Science and Technology museum in the Hunnan district of the city. Something for everyone, a modern hands on […]

St Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Gosport

I didn’t travel far for this post! …..in fact just to my nearest town (Gosport) where I visited the old part of the Municipal Cemetery, never been there before but I was quite taken by it. It’s overgrown, the gravestones are hard to read and some are subsiding. There are blackberry bushes, spider’s webs and […]

What to wear in Shenyang China in July

I visited recently and this was my experience. The weather is humid, very hot usually between 29 and 32 celsius with heavy storms for short periods of time. My suggestions are – Cotton clothing with a light weight jumper or fleece for air conditioned areas. Thin waterproof for the storms. Comfortable shoes if walking. Long […]