About This website is run by me, Qin Xie. I’m an NCTJ qualified journalist specialising in food, drink and travel (you can see my professional portfolio here). I’m also a trained chef though I don’t have as much time as I’d like in the kitchen. Culture Explorer is where I explore the world beyond the food and wine, though of course they get a mention too. Here is where I look at the culture of a place and why it’s different from anywhere else. Here is also where I find the thing that pinpoints what a place is all about. Welcome to Culture Explorer, start exploring here.