My 5: Lishui Adventure Island Water World – Zhejiang Province, China.

Lishui Adventure Island Water World Zhejiang Province China

1. September 2018. Here in southern China the school I work at usually organizes one or two teambuilding events every year. These little day trips are great because they always get me out to some choice spots across the region that I didn’t even know about it. The ‘little’ city of Lishui (population two and […]

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My 5: Jinhua Architecture Park Part II – Jinhua, China.

Snack Space Jinhua Architecture Park Zhejiang province China

1. August 2018. I’d already spent several hours exploring the unpredictable sights of Jinhua Architecture Park when I came across this congested collection of pocket-sized standalone structures titled Snack Space. Unlike many of the other pavilions all the rooms here were locked, there wasn’t an accompanying information plaque and as I went from block to […]

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My 5: Camellia Culture Park – Jinhua, China.

Jinhua Camellia Culture Park.

1. August 2018. I was walking to the city centre on my way back from Jinhua Ham Museum when I happened upon this landscaped park. I was about to hail a taxi to my hotel but figured what the heck and decided to nip in, get some shots and add another My 5 to my […]

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The Pavilion Hotel – Shenzhen, China.

The Pavilion Hotel Shenzhen China

1. February 2018. I’ve always been pretty relaxed about accommodation when I’m on the road. Sometimes I’ll fork out for somewhere nice, other times I’m happy to slum it in basic guesthouses or hostels. But when we got to Shenzhen Wonderboy found himself so disillusioned with our first night at Star Whisper Spacecraft Hotel (it […]

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My 5: Shenzhen International Garden & Flower Expo Park, China.

Shenzhen International Garden & Flower Expo Park.

1. February 2018. Parks and temples, temples and parks: China! I limit myself to just one or two parks a place these days, knowing that in most cases the green spaces on offer are much of a muchness for a grisly old China veteran like myself. Wonderboy and I hadn’t even planned on hitting this […]

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My 5: Dongmen Market – Shenzhen, China.

Dongmen Market Shenzhen China

1. February 2018. Shenzhen’s Dongmen district is one of the oldest parts of the city, with a three hundred year trading history under its belt. If you’re in the mood for some shopping, or even just people watching, this is the place to come for the biggest variety of goods and price ranges to suit […]

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My 5: OCT-LOFT Creative Culture Park – Shenzhen, China.

OCT-LOFT Creative Culture Park Shenzhen China

1. February 2018. Art lovers will find plenty to admire about Shenzhen. The city’s parks and squares are full of sculptures and statues, while a half-day visit to Dafen Oil Painting Village and its modern art museum is a must for anyone visiting the city. And then you’ve got OCT LOFT, a so-called Creative Culture […]

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