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?!


  • Niu Jie... Beijing's Muslim Quarter

    Jie... Beijing's Muslim Quarter

    This New Year's period has hit me with some serious bad luck, one part of that misfortune made my Niu Jie exploration very tough indeed! Read more

    Posted on 31 January 2018 TRAVEL
  • China: Rolling On A River!

    China: Rolling River!

    Chinese people say that a city only truly has wealth if it has a river running through it or alongside it, I suppose London prospered with the River Thames... Read more

    Posted on 27 January 2018 TRAVEL
  • 2017: Something To Remember?

    2017: Something Remember?

    2018's here now but I would like to evaluate the final quarter of 2017, well to reflect on all of its craziness! My final month in Wuhan during July 2017 might... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2018 TRAVEL
  • 48 Hours: Tianjin, China!

    Hours: Tianjin, China!

    2018's eve gave me the key to unlock three days off from teaching, making my way to Beijing South Railway Station had to be done, that Tianjin high speed train... Read more

    Posted on 06 January 2018 TRAVEL
  • Shunyi District: Strictly Suburban Beijing...

    Shunyi District: Strictly Suburban Beijing...

    Transferring to Beijing from Wuhan was my number one priority but I had one district that I really didn't want to be placed in! Read more

    Posted on 29 December 2017 TRAVEL
  • Wangjing's Korean Connection...

    Wangjing's Korean Connection...

    Beijing isn't just about the Great Wall or its Temple of Heaven! Beijing is made of different neighbourhoods that aren't in the tourism glare. Read more

    Posted on 23 December 2017 TRAVEL
  • 2016: A Very Yunnan Christmas!

    2016: Very Yunnan Christmas!

    Christmas 2017 is only round the corner, this year I'm shelving any holiday plans so I wanted to cast my mind back to 2016. Taking just over ten days off from... Read more

    Posted on 20 December 2017 TRAVEL
  • Beijing's Olympic Dream...

    Beijing's Olympic Dream...

    2008 brought China's first Olympic Games in the country's showcase capital city, Beijing. I had my very own dreams to reach Beijing, China and like those... Read more

    Posted on 09 December 2017 TRAVEL
  • Beijing, China: Operation Chaoyang!

    Beijing, China: Operation Chaoyang!

    Touching down into Beijing's Capital International Airport felt surreal, it was something that I had wanted for ages but I wasn't ready for the craziness that... Read more

    Posted on 30 November 2017 TRAVEL
  • Flying High... Emirates!

    Flying High... Emirates!

    Fulfilling a dream I recently flew with Emirates from Birmingham, UK to Beijing, China. Saving up for that airline experience with one of the UAE's most... Read more

    Posted on 23 November 2017 TRAVEL
  • City of London: Cathedrals, Banks & Markets...

    City London: Cathedrals, Banks Markets...

    London crept back into my life somehow, I had waited three long months to renew my visa to return to China. Using that 'City of London' location to the best of... Read more

    Posted on 04 November 2017 TRAVEL
  • China High Speed Rail: Wuhan - Shanghai!

    China High Speed Rail: Wuhan Shanghai!

    For a developing country, China's high speed rail network is quite remarkable, looking at one section that I took at the end of July 2017 brought together one... Read more

    Posted on 24 October 2017 TRAVEL
  • Like A Prayer: China & Tibet...

    Like Prayer: China Tibet...

    I'm not down for religion as such but I don't judge someone else's beliefs, shelving those holy scriptures to one side I do love discovering new places of... Read more

    Posted on 08 October 2017 TRAVEL
  • Cardiff, Wales: Castles, Bays & Mines...

    Cardiff, Wales: Castles, Bays Mines...

    Living life dangerously I chose Cardiff, Wales for a weekend full of whatever I could find from that UK capital city. Everyday life can sometimes leave me... Read more

    Posted on 28 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Historic York

    Historic York

    So, York had been on my list for time, being attracted to its historical charm I wanted to see if it was really just a Shambles! Read more

    Posted on 13 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Next Stop... Leeds, England!

    Next Stop... Leeds, England!

    Beating my post Scotland blues I looked towards Yorkshire to serve something industrial and then historical. With the astronomical train fares I chose the... Read more

    Posted on 07 September 2017 TRAVEL
  • Back To Birmingham

    Back Birmingham

    Birmingham hasn't been part of my life for some time due to being in Wuhan, China. Time away from my student city has always been good for me, the longer time... Read more

    Posted on 30 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • Helensburgh & Loch Lomond, Scotland

    Helensburgh Loch Lomond, Scotland

    So, I hadn't made any reservations in Glasgow, I was told that I needed to book my flights to Scotland and my friend would sort me out. Read more

    Posted on 30 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • Destination: Glasgow

    Destination: Glasgow

    Glasgow, Scotland called my name! Boarding my flight from Birmingham I touched down into a dreary Glasgow but my China bestie Fiona was waiting for me at... Read more

    Posted on 29 August 2017 TRAVEL
  • 2017: No Summertime Sadness!

    2017: Summertime Sadness!

    Summertime during 2017 has so far been busy, mad and worth every second whatever happened during my final month in China and beyond. Read more

    Posted on 15 August 2017 TRAVEL