This film popped up on my radar, and before I knew it I was hankering for a return visit to China. The film has such a great feel to it, and really illustrates the wonder I felt at exploring a totally new environment. Never before had I been somewhere so completely different to what I was used to – the language was utterly incomprehensible, the food (for the most part) unrecognisable and the people attuned to customs that I had never been exposed to. It was refreshing, vibrant and educational – everything that travel should be. I wish I had learned a little more of the language, even though I was there for such a short time. If you’re planning a tour to China, learn the lingo to avoid having to resort to mimicking cows, pigs and chickens when ordering food.