Taking tea in old Shenyang

I was lucky enough to witness a traditional Chinese tea making ceremony whilst in Shenyang and went away thinking if only everyday tea drinking could be as elegant and ceremonious. This was what happened. Young girls dressed in traditional clothing sat demurely behind a raised draining tray with an array of pots, cups and jugs. […]

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 […]

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 […]