Tag Archives: China

Monday Morning Blues – My Fiction Writing Debut

Hi, an unusual Monday Morning Blues from me. I have spent the lockdown writing my first fictional book. Titled ‘Drip By Drip’, it is a drama set primarily in Cambodia with action also taking place in Vietnam, Thailand and England. I am currently editing the book and have drafted a possible ebook cover that you […]

Snake Restaurant, Guanggzhou, China

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – G is for Guangzhou

Today’s city relates to a visit I made nearly thirty-years ago. The focus of this post is the journey there from Hong Kong, a couple of pretty unusual hotel experiences and topically given the current horrid situation, a very unusual restaurant. A Slow Boat to China The year was 1991, just two years since the […]

Friday Photo – Pearl River, Guangzhou, China

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.

Wordless Wednesday – Hong Kong

Chengdu Pandas, China

Four Unique Travel Experiences in China

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 […]

Aeroplane, Kowloon, Hong Kong 1996

Sunday Photo – Hong Kong Flight Path 1996

Before Hong Kong built a new airport on Lamma Island aeroplanes used to land on a landing strip on crowded Hong Kong Island. The flight path took the planes low over Kowloon where this shot was taken.

My Top Ten Big Cities Outside Europe #8 – Hong Kong

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 […]

Year Of The Dog – A Chinese Restaurant Experience

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 […]

Cantonese Snake Restaurant Menu Cover

The Cantonese Snake Restaurant

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 […]

A-Z April Challenge – Guangzhou

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 […]