Viv, many moons ago at a temple in China

After finishing her M.A. in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England in 2012. Viv has now entered the vast and a little bit scary grounds of PhD-land to do doctoral research on communication for development in disaster mitigation, with a special focus on participatory communication and resilience building in UN led programmes. She is also the editor-in-chief of an online ‘zine publishing articles based on Chinese blogs and microblogs.

Viv learned to eat with chopsticks before learning how to handle a fork and knife properly because her parents taught at Tongji University in Shanghai, China many moons ago in the 1980s.

Viv’s was born in Germany and owns two German passports, but has spent big adventurous chunks of her childhood in Asia (mostly China).

The travel bug bit her prenatally and therefore she has been traveling around the world as much as possible. First in Mama Viv’s womb now preferably in a plane, car, on a boat, camel or just on foot.

Viv’s View was created as a portfolio for an online journalism module at UEA and has now developed into a platform for short freelance pieces, photos and travel stories.

At least once a week there shall be a photo or post to entertain, amuse, maybe even delight…

Viv trying to blend into Chinese culture when around four years old and already starting her career as a food lover

Enjoy the read. Do send in any questions, suggestions or flower bouquets you might have.


7 comments on “

  1. Hi Viv – thanks for your comment on my photo link. Unfortunately can no longer reply on that link – but I have at least learnt for next time. Here is the actual link (I hope) in case you are interested 🙂 http://luckydiplife.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/photo-1-weekly…-everyday-life/

    • Wow, thanks so much! I hope there’s no time limit to this? I’m just about to mount the trans-siberian railway, so will be on the train for the next five days 🙂 Thanks again!!

      • My pleasure and no time limit. 🙂
        5 days on the trans-siberian railway does sound like a great adventure. To me. 🙂 Had a plan to get from Latvia to China by train years ago(didn’ t do that unfortunately) and the ammount of time needed was approximately the same.

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