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Gareth Morris is a university language teacher. He is also a part-time doctoral student. Gareth first moved to China in 2005 and, after spending a couple of years back in the UK studying for his PGCE and Masters, has now returned to the city he calls home. During his time in China Gareth has travelled extensively. His travels have taken him from Beijing and Xian to Kunming and Haikou. He has also spent time in Hong Kong and Macao. In addition to this, Gareth has lived in a number of countries across Europe, North and Central America and Asia. Closer to home, Gareth has enjoyed visiting numerous localities within Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui. His Livingsu column will explore local places of interest found within walking distance of Metro line 1.


Sports Clubs 2 - The Hockey Club

Apr 20, 2017

I don't think I can remember field hockey featuring very much, if at all, during my first stint in Suzhou. During my second time it wasn't until a few years ago that I ...


Overseas Travel 2 – Wales

Apr 5, 2017

With stunning coastline and beautiful scenery, Wales is a country that really does offer fantastic value for money when it comes to travel. The fact that England, ...


Sports Clubs 1 – The Rugby Club

Feb 24, 2017

Arguably the club with the best training facilities in the city, the Suzhou Rugby Club, also known as the 'Late Knights', is Suzhou's premier rugby team. Drawing players ...


Overseas Travel 1 - Japan

Dec 6, 2016

There are arguably so many places that one could write about or justify writing about that it is difficult to know where to start. For ease of travel from China in terms ...


City Spotlight 14 - Sporting Events

Nov 3, 2016

When I first arrived in Suzhou the opportunity to participate in sporting events as an expatriate seemed not to extend very far beyond the weekly football league. This ...


City Spotlight 13 – Commuting

Sep 27, 2016

This is not an activity I have had much direct working knowledge of until recently when we moved apartments. I've commuted to work in the UK, and this has ranged from a ...


City Spotlight 12 – Apartment Hunting

Aug 31, 2016

Deciding where to live when moving to a new place can be fairly daunting. In 2005 my former employer provided the accommodation on arrival which made life very simple. ...


City Spotlight 11 – The Gardens

Aug 9, 2016

One of the highlights of a trip to Suzhou, if not the highlight, are the classical gardens. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the variety and number of gardens spread ...


City Spotlight 10 - Bookstores

Jul 4, 2016

It's interesting how it's the little things that tend to be missed the most when overseas. What's missed will inevitably vary from person to person but high on the list ...


City Spotlight 9 – Sports Clubs

May 30, 2016

When I arrived in Suzhou in 2005 my experiences with the sports clubs was fleeting to say the least. I played in a few SIP football competitions, some of which were ...


City Spotlight 8 – Gyms

May 9, 2016

The range of gym options in Suzhou is fairly impressive today. When I first arrived the options were relatively sparse and limited. It was usually a choice between ...


City Spotlight 7 - Children's Activities II

Apr 11, 2016

In my previous article I highlighted how much more diverse the range of children's activities are today and because this really is the case I plan to expand on this a ...


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