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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Dali; Cool Kid of China

“How much is this?” I asked the shop keeper, holding a handmade leather bag. It smelled raw and felt smooth, styled rustically. It brought...

Nepal; Trekking through Cloud Nine

I began my trek in Nepal at a height of 1070m. Where I come from, in Scotland, we’re very proud of our...
Hong Kong Walled City

City of Darkness Now Smiling Bright as Little Thailand

It was known as the Hong Kong Walled City, or The City of Darkness. Infamous for its 30 years of ungoverned vice and much...
Beers for Barack & Bourdain in Hanoi

Beers for Barack & Bourdain in Hanoi

The first order of business was learning how to cross the street. There are 5 million motorbikes in Hanoi among a population...

A Huangshan Road Trip

The word “Taiping” is virtually a cliché. As a place name, this is the local equivalent of Springfield in the USA; no less than...
Puerto Galera the Philippines

Puerto Galera; off the Philippines’ Beaten Paths

The crowds may flock to Cebu, but amid this tropical yet contradictory Asian paradise that comprises over 7,000 islands, much more is to be...
Sanya; Paradise with the Price Tag

Sanya; Paradise without the Price Tag

Ordinarily, it’s no contest that I’d choose culture and cuisine over a nice beach and agreeable climate. Yet, with direct flights to...
Yangzhou Slender West Lake

Yangzhou 24; Slender by Name, Slender by Nature

Over in Zhejiang province, West Lake is synonymous with Hangzhou. Slender West Lake, on the other hand, is an entirely different kettle...
Big in Japan but All Alone

Big in Japan, but All Alone

After studying in the UK for 1 and a half years, I planned to travel alone somewhere else before I got stuck...
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