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Travel Report: Paul Draper Live In Shanghai.

March 2019. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that Paul Draper was coming to China! I mean, really? It wasn’t a difficult decision to grab a ticket. After all, they were highly affordable and Shanghai was just a four-hour train ride from little old Ruian. Finally, I’d found the excuse I needed to revisit […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai French Concession Part II.

Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: Shanghai French Concession Part I. March 2019. It was late afternoon in the French Concession Shanghai and I’d been exploring pretty much the whole day. My legs were so tired at this point, hence it was a happy coincidence that […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai French Concession Part I.

March 2019. If I had to pick my favourite Shanghai day it would definitely be the hours I spent mooching around the city’s French Concession district. A million miles away from the teeming masses of The Bund, Shanghai’s French Concession is a sleepy network of tree-lined streets and flowery alleyways. Moreover, the neighbourhood is packed with […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai 1933 Slaughterhouse.

March 2019. When I was compiling my potential hit list of Shanghai sights, I wanted to seek out some truly unique city spots. You know, the kind of stuff that gets the people saying WTF! And boy oh boy did I find just that in the form of Shanghai 1933 Slaughterhouse! Looming large over a quiet […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

March 2019. I’ve got a great trivia question for you. Back in 1937 when the Nazi Party had begun their relentless persecution of the Jews, which city became the only world metropolis to accept Jewish people fleeing from the horrors of The Holocaust? As you’ve almost certainly figured out from the name of this article, […]

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Travel Report: Museum of the Moon, Beijing.

September 2018. My favorite part of Beijing’s quirky Water Cube (National Aquatics Center) was this amazing Museum of the Moon exhibition set around the main Olympic pool. My friend Lily and I had no idea what to expect as we spontaneously purchased our tickets and made our way through the short, dark corridor. Who was […]

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Travel Report: The Water Cube Beijing.

September 2018. There’s some fantastic architecture scattered around Beijing’s Olympic Green. One of the most distinctive buildings is the blue, bubble-adorned National Aquatics Center, better known as The Water Cube Beijing. This was the venue for the swimming and diving events of the 2008 Olympics. Today, it’s well worth a visit simply to see this […]

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Travel Report: The Bird’s Nest Air Corridor, Beijing.

The Bird’s Nest Air Corridor. Want to get the full picture? Before reading this why not start with my article: The Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing. September 2018. I hadn’t been aware there was an Air Corridor at The Bird’s Nest. Or even a Top Wonder, as whoever came up with the idea seems to have had […]

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Travel Report: The Bird’s Nest, Beijing.

September 2018. My first visit to The Bird’s Nest, Beijing’s National Stadium, came on a freezing cold morning back in January 2010. S and I had come to see The Olympic Green’s famous winter wonderland park, located in and around the stadium. The football pitch had been transformed into a giant snow and ice park […]

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Travel Report: The Olympic Green Beijing.

The Olympic Green Beijing. September 2018. Take a stroll down Beijing’s largely deserted Olympic Green and it’s hard to imagine this was once the heart of China’s biggest ever sporting event. However, it was right here that the 2008 Olympics burst into life with a dazzling opening ceremony. Today The Green (actually a giant stone […]

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