Tag Archives: China

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 […]

Music On My Travels #3 – The ‘90s

Continuing the music that has embellished my travelling through the decades. 1990s Travel Highlights Following the third and last of my inter-rail trips in 1992, I was finally to travel outside of Europe, firstly to Israel in ’93. That independent trip cemented my wanderlust gene firmly into my being. We started in Jerusalem and took […]

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 […]