Posts From Alix Robinson

Going Green: What you need to know

How well do you know your environmental health? We all live on the third rock from the sun and everyone has their own stuff going on in the big rat

Fun & Findings in Fujian

Three cites, three days. Our resident travel expert Alix gives HERE! readers the lowdown on Fujian and why you should consider visiting our adjacent province. This month brings us to

Chang’an Naan: Taj Mahal (Chang’an)

Most readers will probably have heard of Chang’an town, way down on Dongguan’s southern border with Shenzhen. For those that haven’t, it is actually one of the more modern and

The Bread-Basket Of China

This month’s weekender takes us deep into the heart of the middle kingdom for an insight into a province with over three thousand years of recorded history. Literally meaning “south

Shaoguan, our Northern Frontier

From natural scenic beauty to vast history & culture, Shaoguan is ideal for a weekend getaway in Guangdong. Between best man duties, Baijiu and the Biezhuan temple, Aalix reveals all.

A View To A Kill: The View

The lesser known backwater of Shilong has found itself with increasingly more visitors lately, ever since the Dongguan metro opened and linked it with the line stretching as far south

Colonial Legacy On The South

As one of the top tourist destinations in the world, Hong Kong can offer plenty of reasons to visit and spend time there. And what’s more, living in Dongguan means

What to see in Guangxi

Welcome to “The Weekender!” offering suggestions for that cheeky weekend away on a reasonable budget. after all, we are in the prime position to see a few new places around.

New on the block: Bonacasa Houjie

A new addition to Houjie’s Italian restaurant community has arrived in the form of Bonacasa. In my opinion, if you are going to compete in such a competitive industry, you

The Quiz Itch: Drink and Think

The pub quiz culture may be familiar for some, but in China it is relatively still in its infancy. Nevertheless, expat generations alike seemingly cannot resist pitting their wits against