People often ask how I got interested in China. Back when I was studying BA History, I chose modules that covered modern Chinese history, and I decided to start learning Mandarin. And then things got out of hand and I ended up doing an MA in Chinese Studies.
After working in fundraising in NGOs for several years, I wanted a change – so decided to move to Shanghai. I’ve been here since March 2017 and have developed a deep love of cheese tea, dabing, yakitori and weather so humid it makes showering feel like a pointless exercise.