My 5: Hiking The Great Wall, Hushan Tiger Mountain.

Hiking The Great Wall of China Tiger Mountain Hushan Dandong

1. August 2014. In the summer of 2014 my friend Anthony and I embarked on a two-week trip across the northeast of China. For me it was yet another corner of the country conquered: a couple of major cities and a flurry of off-the-beaten-track towns. Among the many highlights that fortnight was my third section of […]

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My 5: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu.

Mutianyu The Great Wall of China

1. June 2014. Located just seventy kilometres northeast of Beijing, Mutianyu is a fully restored section of China’s Great Wall ideal for those looking to strike a balance between convenience and authenticity. Having already hiked the stunning and somewhat wild Jinshanling to Simatai section four years earlier, this was my second Great Wall experience and […]

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My 5: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai.

The Great Wall of China Jinshanling to Simatai

1. May 2010. For visitors to China, hiking  a section of The Great Wall often finds itself planted at the very top of the bucket list. But choosing which part to tackle can be an overwhelming task, with nearly nine thousand kilometers of wall snaking its way across the country. Some of the most impressive stretches […]

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My 5: Fudewan Ancient Village Part II – Cangnan County, China.

Post Office Fudewan Ancient Village Cangnan County China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! Want to get the full context of this article? Why not go back to the beginning with My 5: Fudewan Ancient Village Part I. 1. October 2018. Having strolled down Old Street and stopped by The Tea […]

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My 5: Fudewan Ancient Village Part I – Cangnan County, China.

Fudewan Ancient Village Cangnan County Zhejiang Province China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. October 2018. Spontaneous trips are always fun! I’d actually told myself that I wasn’t going to do any travel for two solid months as I concentrate on publishing as many My 5s as I can from […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Leighton Literature!

Happy Birthday Leighton Literature travel blogger travel reports travel stories album reviews

It’s Leighton Literature’s 4th Birthday! It’s been four years since I launched Leighton Literature and this last twelve months have definitely been my most transformative as a travel blogger. It was sometime in the summer that I felt like LL had arrived at a sink or swim moment. After so much hard work and only […]

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My 5: The Jumeirah Hotel – Nanjing, China.

The Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing China

1. October 2018. If you’ve got some serious cash to splash in Nanjing and are having trouble getting rid of it all, why not consider a stay at The Jumeirah Hotel? Located in one of the stunning twin towers of Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre, there are 212 luxurious suites spread out between the 41stand […]

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