Travel Report: Lennon Bar – Qingdao, China.

Exterior Lennon Bar Qingdao Shandong Province China

August 2009. I remember reading about Lennon Bar long before S and I had even arrived in Qingdao on our great summer China trip of 2009. I think it may have been Lonely Planet that tipped me off to the city’s Beatles themed bar with an in-house live band treating customers to fab four songs. […]

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Travel Report: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I – Suzhou, China.

The Humble Administrator's Garden Suzhou China

December 2018. It was Christmas Day (!) and I was back on the road in China once again to conquer another little corner of this gargantuan country! The beautiful city of Suzhou is famous for two things: It’s gorgeous network of ancient canal streets and for some of the country’s best-preserved age-old gardens. Beautiful Chinese […]

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Travel Report: Half Moon Bay – Cangnan County, China.

Half Moon Bay Wucheng Village Cangnan County China

November 2018. After the success of my day trip to the isolated Fudewan Ancient Village in October, it was just under a month later that I headed back to Cangnan County for another hidden gem of southeastern China. Picking me up from Cangnan’s train station… just as she had the first time… my guide Jamie […]

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Travel Report: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu.

Mutianyu The Great Wall of China

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 I […]

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Travel Report: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai.

The Great Wall of China Jinshanling to Simatai

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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Travel Report: The Nanjing Eye, China.

The Nanjing Eye pedestrian bridge Nanjing Olympic Park China

October 2018. There’s some really impressive architecture to be found all around Nanjing’s Olympic Park. This stylish steel pedestrian and cycle bridge connects the Youth Olympic Sports Park and Jiangxinzhou Forest Park. It’s free to cross and on a day like this there are fine views out across the Yangtze River and the Olympic zone […]

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Travel Report: Cheoc Van Beach – Coloane Island, Macau.

Cheoc Van Beach Coloane Island Macau

February 2018. Visitors to Macau’s pretty Coloane Island could easily set aside a full day for its many sights and delights. Seen the pandas at Seac Pai Van Park? Checked out the stilt houses in Coloane Village? Grabbed some sausage rolls and egg tarts at Lord Stow’s Bakery? Very well, then it’s probably time to […]

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