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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My 5: Yangtze River Bridge – Nanjing, China.

Yangtze River Bridge Park Nanjing China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 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 […]

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

Photo exhibition Nanjing Massacre Memorial China

Reading from China? This My 5 contains a YouTube video, which can only be viewed with a VPN! 1. October 2018. In the summer of 1937 China and Japan became embroiled in a military conflict that would eventually become known as The Second Sino-Japanese War. What had started out as local disputes soon turned very […]

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