Posts From Alix Robinson

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

Taipei 101

From north to south, Taiwan is overflowing with culture, history & beauty. From the food, to the museums, to the famous Taipei 101, this place knows how to tantalize your

Very Fast Food: The Best of Convenience Store Snacks

Once in a while, you may find yourself standing in stretching lines at McDonald’s or KFC, wondering, “how can they call this fast food?” In an age when fast is

Get Me in a Taxi!

We’ve all been there. You need to get from A to B and the only option is a taxi. In China, the word seems to almost go hand in hand

48 hours in shanghai

China’s mighty financial center of the north is great for business, but how is it for lazy weekends, casual dinners out and raucous parties? Perhaps better than you’d think. At

Saline Rising

This month brings us some top-notch action from the keys of Alix Robinson. With guns, car chases and Russians, honestly, what more could you want? Are you not entertained? The

Get Your Ticket to Ride

Too many times have we missed trains because of the eternal queues to buy tickets. What is taking so long?! Skip the lines and join the modern age with Dongguan’s

This Story Could Have Been Yours

Whether you have lived in China for a decade or just a strawberry picking season, there is one possibility that will always linger at the back of your mind: “What

Here and There Here: Restaurant (Zhangmutou)

Recently, while waiting for a train in Zhangmutou, stranded and starving, I managed to sniff out a little piece of what I consider normal dining within walking distance of the

Irene’s Bar: Moving up the Block

Nobody ever visits Houjie without making a pit stop at Irene’s bar. For over six years, one of Houjie’s hotspots was located behind the Hyatt hotel on the upper west