Shanghai, but not as you know it: ZhuJiaJiao water township

Forget the Bund, the shopping madness, the city lights…..get out of Shanghai and see something different.  ZhuJiaJiao is an ancient water township about an hour by rail out of Shanghai – and another 15 mins by taxi. We caught the train from … Continue reading

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Singapore’s secret – where to find the best view of Marina Bay?

Singapore’s secret – where to find the best view of Marina Bay?

Let me start off by saying that I have travelled to Singapore before. And I DID spend more than a night there….but I didn't LOVE it or immerse myself in it the way I normally do. Each place has something … Continue reading

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The Philippines – Salamat po

The Philippines – Salamat po

The Philippines. First time I've travelled here. And I'm surprised, delighted and intrigued. My only knowledge of the Philippines was academic – history of Rizal, the Spanish, the conversions, the US control, Japanese occupation. These people have been through so … Continue reading

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Dogs – the universal language of awww

Dogs – the universal language of awww

Along my travels through Shanghai, Beijing, Lhasa, Nepal etc. one of the greatest bonding factors I've experienced is the universal love of animals. Purge all your Asian-eating-dog jokes/ preconceptions here. Shake it off, and embrace the fact that humans share … Continue reading

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