Harbin highlights – three day itinerary (winter)

Winter is undoubtably the best time to visit Harbin due to its world-famous ice and snow world festival, held each year and attracting thousands of tourists to admire the stunning sculptures and palaces of ice. However, unless you are travelling as part of an organised tour, most visitors don't know about some of the other … Continue reading Harbin highlights – three day itinerary (winter)


Harbin Ice Festival – Top Tips

Just one year ago, I visited the Harbin Ice Festival - the most famous attraction in Harbin. Held every winter at three parks across the city, this really is a must-see for anyone visiting Northern China in winter. I thought I'd share with you my top tips for making the most of your trip... Dress … Continue reading Harbin Ice Festival – Top Tips

Review: Harbin Chinese Language Winter School

The Chinese Language Winter School at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is a 4 week  program in January each year for students to study Chinese intensively in a fully immersive environment. I participated in this program during my year abroad studying at HIT in order to improve my Chinese language skills.   Overview 4 … Continue reading Review: Harbin Chinese Language Winter School

Harbin – Graduation

My time at Harbin has been one of the most enjoyable years of my life - not only have I learnt so much about the language and culture of China, but also met some incredible people and travelled to fantastic places. Particular travel highlights for me must be travelling around northern China with fellow GenUK … Continue reading Harbin – Graduation