My 5: Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park, China.

Nanjing Youth Culture Olympic Park China

1. October 2018. It would be easy to come to Nanjing and miss the city’s quiet Olympic district altogether. It doesn’t show up on any must-see lists and there are no major historical sites. But as it happened Jaylin and I were staying in the Expo Center Hotel and had the entire Olympic zone right […]

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My 5: Zifeng Tower – Nanjing, China.

Zifeng Tower Nanjing China

1. October 2018. Wherever I am I the world I often like to squeeze a skyscraper into my city trips. I’m a sucker for a sweeping birdseye panoramic and the resulting photos always look great in my articles and usually end up as the feature images for my menu pages. Built in 2010, Nanjing’s chief […]

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My 5: Yangtze River Bridge – Nanjing, China.

Yangtze River Bridge Park Nanjing China

1. October 2018. It was day four of China’s Golden Week and Jaylin and I awoke to another perfect blue sky after some serious sleep in the hotel. We’d been utterly exhausted tackling the multitudes at Nanjing’s heavyweight attractions and I had no desire at all for a repeat performance. I felt desperate for something low-key, […]

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My 5: Xiaoling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty – Nanjing, China.

Xiaoling Tomb of The Ming Dynasty Zhongshan National Park Nanjing China

1. October 2018. A number of Nanjing’s most historical sites can be found within the mountainous grounds of Zhongshan National Park. Having already conquered the three hundred and ninety two step glory of Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, Jaylin and I set off on a half an hour walk through the park forest to check out another […]

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My 5: Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum – Nanjing, China.

Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum Purple Mountain Nanjing China

1. October 2018. It’s funny how us westerners know all about Chairman Mao but it when comes to Dr. Sun Yat-Sen most folk have never even heard of him, let alone able to reel off a few facts from his hugely important contribution to Chinese history. Fondly tagged The Father Of The Nation, Sun Yat-Sen was […]

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My 5: Libraire Avant-Garde – Nanjing, China.

Entrance Libraire Avant-Garde Nanjing China

1. October 2018. I was absolutely drained after my manic morning at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. Battling the queues had been physically exhausting, while the horrific story told within the museum itself had been no less mentally taxing. Now I was in desperate need of some chill time, if such a thing was possible during China’s […]

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My 5: Nanjing Massacre Memorial, China (Part II).

Wall sculpture Nanjing Massacre Memorial China

1. October 2018. It felt a bit like coming up for air after a long period trapped underwater as I exited Nanjing Massacre Memorial’s museum interior into Peace Park. The claustrophobic, nightmarish narrative in the darkness of the exhibition halls was now replaced by delicious daylight, open space and a sense of hope. One of […]

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