Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo kickstart the first episode of Howzit China by getting an in-depth perspective from people who have extensively traveled in China. Botlhale Seageng is an economist who went there to study Mandarin, and did his Masters at Renmin University in Beijing. Botlhale shares his personal experiences on how life was for the 3 years he lived there – from experimenting with the different types of food, to visiting communities who were not accustomed to seeing black people. The next guest is Jen Su, who has been involved in the media industry for over 20 years, and has worked in different parts of China… from Hong Kong, to Taipei, to Shanghai. Jen gives us a personal view of her experiences – the must-see places, the night life, and why China should definitely be on your travel list!More Info
His Excellency Mr Liam MacGabhann has had a colourful and successful career working all around the world, but has now set his roots in the Rainbow Nation as the Ambassador of Ireland to South Africa. Gareth interviews him about the relationship and trade between Ireland and South Africa, as well as tourism between both nations. In finding out more about his home country, he also asks about what Brexit means for Ireland’s relationship with the UK. For a global perspective and learning more about Europe from a fascinating mind, this is the interview for you.