My 5: Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral – Daegu, South Korea.

Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral Daegu South Korea

1. April 2019. Daegu is famed throughout Korea for being a conservative and religious city, a reputation that dates back to the nineteenth century invasion by catholic and protestant missionaries from all over Europe. Take a stroll through the historical district and it won’t be long before you stumble upon a church, or two, or […]

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My 5: First Presbyterian Church of Daegu, South Korea.

First Presbyterian Church of Daegu South Korea.

1. April 2019. Wonderboy and I were strolling around Daegu’s historic district when we found ourselves instinctively gazing up at the soaring twin spires of the city’s First Presbyterian Church. It’s literally impossible to miss, perched as it is atop Cheongna Hill and accessed via the dramatic stone steps of Independence Movement Road. So up […]

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My 5: Paul Draper live at Yuyintang Park, Shanghai.

Paul Draper live Yuyintang Park Shanghai.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Paul Draper was coming to China! I mean, really? It wasn’t a difficult decision to grab a ticket, after all they were highly affordable and Shanghai […]

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My 5: Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

1. March 2019. I’ve got a great trivia question for you. Back in 1937 when the Nazi Party had begun their relentless persecution of the Jews, which city became the only world metropolis to accept Jewish people fleeing from the horrors of The Holocaust? Well, as you’ve almost certainly figured out from the name of […]

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My 5: Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. I’ve always been fascinated by the manipulative powers of propaganda art. From Uncle Sam and The Soviets to The Nazis and The Vietnamese, it just blows my mind to think how a single image […]

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My 5: Rain Room – Yuz Museum, Shanghai.

Inside Rain Room Yuz Museum Shanghai.

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. March 2019. “Have you heard about Rain Room?” my colleague Lena asked me back in Ruian a few days before my Shanghai trip. Hmm, I had not heard of Rain Room, “What’s the deal?” When she explained […]

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My 5: Shanghai French Concession Part II.

Ni Er Statue Wulumuqi Road Shanghai French Concession.

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: My 5: Shanghai French Concession Part I. 1. March 2019. It was late afternoon in Shanghai’s gorgeous French Concession District and I’d been exploring pretty much the whole day. My legs were oh so tired by this point, so it […]

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