This week’s Travel Theme by Where’s my backpack is Entertainment.
While living in China, “entertainment” has taken a different spin for me. The expat life has made me rely on myself a lot more when it comes to having things to do and not getting bored.
There’s the old activities that I’ve done for a while that carry through: rock climbing, reading and drawing. There are others that made a come back (like slacklining or blogging!) and then there are those things that I never really thought about, but since I’m in China, “why not?”
So taking a different approach on “Entertainment” this is how I keep myself from getting bored in my free time (which I have a lot off! I love it!):
- Rock Climbing in Yangshuo is incredible. Most climbs have an easy approach, the views are beautiful, you very often find yourself almost completely alone, and you get to see so much more of the area. It’s a good way to avoid the crowed tourist areas (although those can be fun too once in a while):
- Or for those days when you find yourself in the middle of a city. Climbing building walls can also be fun (and painful on the fingers!):
- There is never a lack of stairs to climb in China, you miss a little of the “proper nature hike” but you do get a good workout and nice views at the top:
- For sunny days, having a slackline lying around the apartment provides easy fun for everyone (everyone invited, passing by or straight up staring). There are several parks around Fuyang that provide perfectly placed trees for us to set up the line:
- You can always join the local fun and bottle feed some fish:
- And if everything else fails, becoming “The Entertainment” is easy to do as a foreigner in China (nothing more entertaining than me singing “I Wish you a Merry Christmas” in front of the entire school, parents and neighbours):