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?!


  • Hangzhou: Lakes, Pavilions & Tea Plantations...

    Hangzhou: Lakes, Pavilions Plantations...

    Waking up to a new day in Hangzhou, I was more than ready for my third China Highlights tour that would take me to the best sights in town! Read more

    Posted on 13 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • Hangzhou: The First 24 Hours!

    Hangzhou: First Hours!

    With the second semester of my second year teaching English underway the Spring Festival break seemed much longer than February, with the arrival of April... Read more

    Posted on 09 April 2017 TRAVEL
  • On The Metro: Wuhan Metro, Line 1

    Metro: Wuhan Metro, Line

    Spanning a great distance from Hankou North to Dongwu Avenue, Line 1 of the Wuhan Metro gets me to where I need to go. Line 1 was Wuhan's first ever metro... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • 2014-2017: The Road To China...

    2014-2017: Road China...

    After graduating with honours I was not prepared for the journey ahead of me, taking a road less travelled before wasn't easy but what really is in this life? Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Shenyang's Korean Connection...

    Shenyang's Korean Connection...

    Striding back to my hotel the next morning feeling slightly worse for wear, my second full day of sightseeing wasn't going to be wasted! Read more

    Posted on 12 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Serving Up... Shenyang, China!

    Serving Up... Shenyang, China!

    Shenyang called me, leaving Harbin West Railway Station by high speed train on the last day of January 2017 I was ready to see my second 'off the radar' city... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2017 TRAVEL
  • Harbin: Snow Sculptures, Siberian Tigers & Ice Festivals...

    Harbin: Snow Sculptures, Siberian Tigers Festivals...

    Harbin was serving everything that I wanted and more during that Spring Festival 2017 trip, I was just about to embark on my private tour that would take me to... Read more

    Posted on 28 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Harbin's Frozen Riverside...

    Harbin's Frozen Riverside...

    Harbin tested me beyond the point of crazy, the weather plummeted down to a toe-curling minus twenty-six degrees below freezing. Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Harbin: China's Russian Secrets...

    Harbin: China's Russian Secrets...

    Chinese New Year came around again, I decided after the warmth of HK, Macau and Guangzhou that I wanted to experience somewhere in the far north of China for... Read more

    Posted on 10 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • Chinese Spring Festival 2016

    Chinese Spring Festival 2016

    China doesn't do Christmas so it brings the big guns out during the annual Chinese New Year celebrations, experiencing my first Chinese Spring Festival took me... Read more

    Posted on 05 February 2017 TRAVEL
  • On The Metro: Wuhan Metro, Line 2

    Metro: Wuhan Metro, Line

    I'm not one for the bus, wherever there is a metro I am underground before you could say 'Mind The Gap!' After living in Wuhan, China for sometime now I have... Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • China: The Wildcard Cities!

    China: Wildcard Cities!

    Following the crowd is boring, dealing three of China's wildcard cities showed me how to be a travel trailblazer! Bowing down to the favourites like Shanghai an... Read more

    Posted on 26 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Teaching English: Semester One, Second Year!

    Teaching English: Semester One, Second Year!

    I can't believe where the time has gone?! It only seems like a moment since I returned to work after the summer break! The first semester of my second year at... Read more

    Posted on 22 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • Wuhan: My Favourite Things...

    Wuhan: Favourite Things...

    Wuhan has been my home since July 2015, this Central Chinese city definitely has its moments but I want to focus on some of my favourite things. Read more

    Posted on 21 January 2017 TRAVEL
  • 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