I’ve decided to start this blog at the instigation of some of my friends, who apparently don’t want their mailboxes stuffed with my lengthy e-mails. The objective is to describe my life and (mis)adventures in the bustling city of Hangzhou (the home of the Longjing – Dragon Well – Tea, as subtly suggested in the title of the blog), where I’m studying Chinese art history. One would think that with a diploma in Chinese Studies and a year-long experience of living in Taiwan nothing would faze me, but… Surprise, surprise. The mainland China is turning out to have achieved a whole new level of randomness. Enjoy!