Changsha: Interlude in the City of Heavy Construction

If Chenzhou is a work in progress, provincial capital Changsha is a recently opened jigsaw scattered across the floor. I am here purely for a one day visit but I misunderstood my environs and in seven hours I barely scratch the surface of Wuyi Square (the cities main shopping district) and Tangerine Island – literally […]

Chenzhou: Hunan’s Halfway Home

Night masks my vision as the bullet train slides into another empty modern edifice. It’s a trip I’ve been lucky to make at all. Rolling back three years to a time when my travel plans were thwarted by Chinese New Year I wasn’t expecting any problems in late August. Unknown to me, a secondary kind […]