What’s Up With People Spitting In China

What’s Up With People Spitting In China

Yes it is one of those things that you just can’t escape on a visit to China, and that is the horrible spitting that goes on. Now we’re not talking about normal spitting here, but the kind where they are hocking up everything within them, like their life... read more
Portrait Of A City: Chongqing

Portrait Of A City: Chongqing

Chongqinq is one of the most fascinating cities in China. The hard working porters down by the docks, weaving in and out of the old alleys, contrast against the super modern just around the corner. Chongqing has the feel of Gotham City in Batman, minus all the crime.... read more
This Chongqing Hotpot Will Melt Your Mouth

This Chongqing Hotpot Will Melt Your Mouth

The huge city of Chongqing is famous for the most spicy hotpot in all of China! Yes this delightful cauldron of spice will make your mouth go numb, your lips tingle, all the while as tears flow from your eyes. This is a spice lovers paradise. You can find hotpot all... read more
Surviving Chinese Train Travel

Surviving Chinese Train Travel

The Beginning Of A Chinese Train Ride. A train journey in China is very much a part of the experience while travelling there, and is highly enjoyable. Most of the time. Yes it all starts naturally with the booking of a ticket, which in itself is a mission, unless of... read more
The Largest Stone Buddha In The World

The Largest Stone Buddha In The World

A simple visa extension in China gave me the opportunity too take a trip to see the largest stone Buddha in the world. At 71 metres tall it is an impressive sight, dwarfing everyone around it. The Buddha is carved out of a cliff near the city of Leshan by a river that... read more
Visiting The Pandas Of Chengdu

Visiting The Pandas Of Chengdu

When you think of China, one of the most famous images that could come to mind is that of panda bears. And in the city of Chengdu in Sichuan province, deep into the interior, is the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Too put it bluntly, this is where they... read more
What You Should Really Be Seeing In Beijing

What You Should Really Be Seeing In Beijing

Beijing is a city that took me by surprise. Hearing about it from the news etc you could get the image of a heavily polluted city that isn’t worth visiting, especially when you compare it to other cities in China, such as Shanghai. But Beijing has it’s own special... read more
How I Met Luke Skywalker In The Desert

How I Met Luke Skywalker In The Desert

Not so long ago in a desert not so far, far away… (cue Star Wars opening music). Sorry, I couldn’t help myself with that opening sentence, but for many of my generation (I was born in 1977), the original Star Wars trilogy was a big part of my childhood.... read more
Going One Week Without Internet

Going One Week Without Internet

Escaping the internet was not a mission I had set out to do, but venturing into the Gobi Desert in Mongolia for eight days there was no real option to get online. Being away from the internet for over a week was certainly a refreshing change, and that got me thinking.... read more
I Love It When This Happens

I Love It When This Happens

Do you have a favourite place that you remember from your travels or holiday? Recently when staying with an Uzbek community in the rolling hills of the worlds largest walnut forest in Arslanbob, Kyrgyzstan, I found a new one for myself. People (thats you!) have many... read more

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