As China reels from the shocking virus and the aftermath of the death of whistle blower Dr Li, I am reminded of my only visit thus far to mainland China. It was in the mid 90s when powerhouse China was just starting to emerge. A fascinating short visit that I must blog about soon.
Guest post by Jordan Greene. Four Uniques Travel Experiences in China A country as vast as China has so much to offer travellers that it can be overwhelming to pin down just a handful of things to make up your holiday itinerary – or even to plan a longer trip taking in more of the […]
Hong Kong, China (population 7.4 million) I visited the then British colony in 1996, a trip that was also to see me taking a slow boat to China and a fast one to then Portuguese Macau. I travelled with my brother Ed and we had a fantastic time. Here are some of the highlights. Victoria […]
In honour of the Chinese New Year of the Dog I am sharing again my stand-out restaurant experience in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, or Canton to give its anglicised name. My brother and I had travelled to the birthplace of Chiang Kai-shek, who served as the leader of the Republic of China between […]
I have dined in a handful of Michelin Star restaurants in my time, taken lunch with high society at The Ivy and had the world famous salad at The Waldorf. All enjoyable in their way, but nowhere near as much fun as dining with locals in a far flung location in a culture very different […]
I visited the city better known in Europe as Canton in 1991, arriving by rusty old ship from Hong Kong. You can read about my journey and arrival in one of my earliest posts A Slow Boat To China. As well as the journey over, I had a couple of days there that I will […]
A SLOW BOAT TO CHINA Today I am going to take you on a sea journey of discovery from the fabulously wealthy former British colony of Hong Kong to The Peoples Republic of China. The year was 1991, just two years since the Tiananmen Square massacre had grabbed the world’s headlines and six years before […]