Joseph Harrison




  • Desperately Seeking Adventure

    Desperately Seeking Adventure, a travel and lifestyle blog that breaks down the barriers of life and the gift of travelling. Exploring destinations and travel experiences that challenge everyday life! Are you Desperately Seeking Adventure?!


  • A Place Like Lijiang

    Place Like Lijiang

    Back on the travelling hype I boarded another K train from Dali to Lijiang, Yunnan. I was excited to be staying within Lijiang Old Town, leaving Dali on... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Darling Dali...

    Darling Dali...

    Kunming had shown me what it had to serve, I was ready to board my first long distance train in China to Dali. My second destination of my 2016 Christmas holida... Read more

    Posted on 27 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • Kunming, China: City of Flowers

    Kunming, China: City Flowers

    Kunming wasn't a bad decision! I negotiated that contract to secure my Christmas holiday for 2016's festivities. Yunnan called me, I didn't need to leave the... Read more

    Posted on 22 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • 18 Months In China...

    Months China...

    Could I call China home? I have now been living and working in China for eighteen months, the time is zooming past me but this experience keep on surprising me! Read more

    Posted on 16 December 2016 TRAVEL
  • 2016: Nonstop November!

    2016: Nonstop November!

    November has so far been nonstop, quite literally I don't know if this month will ever end! I was ordered to move out of my apartment, worked a weekend and... Read more

    Posted on 30 November 2016 TRAVEL
  • The Hankou Weekender...

    Hankou Weekender...

    I don't do best friends but when I got to know Fiona Dade I had to re-evaluate that train of thought. Leaving my Guanggu location I spent another amazing weeken... Read more

    Posted on 26 November 2016 TRAVEL
  • 26: Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!

    I am another year older, does that mean I will get any wiser? Anyhow, I recently celebrated by twenty-sixth birthday in China for the second time! Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2016 TRAVEL
  • China: The Best of Three...

    China: Best Three...

    Oh, I could give a million reasons why any of the following Chinese cities are my top three since arriving in June 2015. Ranging from Giant Pandas, Terracotta... Read more

    Posted on 10 November 2016 TRAVEL
  • Jinan, China: Shandong's Spring City

    Jinan, China: Shandong's Spring City

    Boarding my High Speed train, Jinan was on my radar! Speeding toward Shandong's Spring City was all I could think about, seeking a mountain and spring was on... Read more

    Posted on 27 October 2016 TRAVEL
  • Qingdao: Seashores, Beer & German History...

    Qingdao: Seashores, Beer German History...

    Did anyone say Qingdao Pijiu? That once German governed corner of China's Shandong province called my name! Qingdao gave me tones of Germanic Realness with a... Read more

    Posted on 22 October 2016 TRAVEL
  • Chinese National Day 2015

    Chinese National 2015

    served all kinds of big city overness with a smattering of scandalous behaviour! Getting my life I snatched my passport back to experience Chongqing and Chengdu... Read more

    Posted on 13 October 2016 TRAVEL
  • Essential Travel Tools: Top Gadgets for the Modern Explorer

    Essential Travel Tools: Gadgets Modern Explorer

    Getting the most out of travelling means being prepared. When you’re exploring new countries, meeting new people and seeing incredible scenery, you want to be... Read more

    Posted on 30 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • Next Stop... Zhengzhou, China!

    Next Stop... Zhengzhou, China!

    Within life's strange arrangements it good to turn to a new city to explore, the look of Zhengzhou had me instantly captivated! Read more

    Posted on 26 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • Victory Day Weekend 2015

    Victory Weekend 2015

    September 2015's National Holiday was given a victorious slant, celebrating and commemorating the Chinese victory over Japan during World War Two. Read more

    Posted on 13 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • 2016: No Summertime Sadness!

    2016: Summertime Sadness!

    My second summer living in Wuhan, China was equally as epic as 2015, well if not a little more hectic work-wise! Keeping within the boundaries of Hubei's Wuhan... Read more

    Posted on 10 September 2016 TRAVEL
  • East Lake, Wuhan: Nature, Museums & Secrets...

    East Lake, Wuhan: Nature, Museums Secrets...

    The Summer of 2016 has been a scorcher, for that reason I haven't been out and about much. Getting my life together I returned to Wuhan's East Lake to see it... Read more

    Posted on 23 August 2016 TRAVEL
  • Getting Around China... Rail, Air & Sea!

    Getting Around China... Rail, Sea!

    Getting from one place to another can be enough of a stress but I have found that getting around China has never been easier! From boarding my first experience... Read more

    Posted on 15 August 2016 TRAVEL
  • Mulan Mountain & Heaven Lake, Wuhan

    Mulan Mountain Heaven Lake, Wuhan

    City life is great but I wanted to trade the concrete style of Wuhan's Optics Valley for a mountain view. Calling upon a favour from a friend we made it possibl... Read more

    Posted on 13 August 2016 TRAVEL
  • August 2015: Something To Remember...

    August 2015: Something Remember...

    Twelve little months ago I had just about settled into my new life in Wuhan, China, but little did I know it was going to be a month to remember for many... Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2016 TRAVEL
  • Teaching English: One Year At Etonkids...

    Teaching English: Year Etonkids...

    I was introduced to Etonkids during the final throws of August 2015, I vividly remember walking into the grand apartment complex that led me to Guanggu's very... Read more

    Posted on 31 July 2016 TRAVEL