Category Archives: UK, USA & Europe

#Party Time at #Christmas – Celebrating 2014 in Style

When did you start partying for Christmas each year? Last week in December or are you like me, getting your party frocks on as early as November and getting together with friends and colleagues for nights out on the town? … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of #Seasons: An Enchanting Symphony

Winter has arrived in Birmingham. When I was growing up in China, the seasons were distinctive and more precise. I was born in the spring when the temperature was mild and the fields dressed in green and emerald, with rice … Continue reading

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A Study Tour of #Birmingham, #BCU and Beyond – 深圳大学学生伯明翰游记

Two Sundays ago, I collected a group of ten Chinese students from Shenzhen at Birmingham International Airport. It was a cold but dry November day, thousands of miles and oceans away from home for these students. They were visiting Birmingham … Continue reading

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#Dubai: A Modern City Where the East Meets the West

By John Kirk Dubai is a symbol of the modern world, energy hungry, multinational and dedicated to consumerism and the pursuit of luxury. Thirty years ago it barely existed, a minor port in the Arabian Gulf; one of the less significant … Continue reading

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