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Travel Report: Yangtze River Bridge – Nanjing, China.

October 2018. It was day four of China’s Golden Week when I awoke to another perfect blue sky after a serious night of hotel sleep. Jaylin and I had been utterly exhausted tackling the multitudes at Nanjing’s heavyweight attractions. As a result, I had zero interest for a repeat performance. I felt desperate for something low key, a […]

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Travel Report: The Presidential Palace Nanjing.

October 2018. A few of my Chinese friends claimed I was crazy for going to Nanjing during Golden Week. They were probably right. However, one thing I certainly couldn’t be accused of was not knowing what I was letting myself in for. Actually, I’d already experienced several national holidays in China. As a result, I was […]

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Travel Report: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, China.

October 2018. It’s funny how us westerners know all about Chairman Mao, but when it comes to Sun Yat-sen, most folk have never even heard of him. This seems especially odd after you’ve taken the time to learn about his huge impact on Chinese history. Fondly tagged The Father Of The Nation, Sun Yat-sen was China’s first […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park.

It would be easy to come to Nanjing and miss the city’s Olympic District altogether. After all, it doesn’t show up on any must see lists and there are no major attractions. However, Jaylin and I happened to be staying nearby at the Nanjing Expo Center Hotel. Consequently, we made sure to stroll down here one […]

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Travel Report: The Nanjing Eye, China.

October 2018. There’s some really impressive architecture throughout Nanjing Olympic Park. The stylish Nanjing Eye is a steel pedestrian and cycle bridge spanning the Yangtze River. It connects Nanjing’s Youth Olympic Sports Park with Jiangxinzhou Forest Park. The bridge is free to cross and on a day like this there are fine views across the river, forest […]

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Travel Report: Nanjing Olympic Museum, China.

October 2018. I have to admit that I didn’t know about Nanjing Olympic Museum until I walked right into it! Jaylin and I were exploring Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park and boom, there it was. The museum opened in 2014 to celebrate the world’s second Youth Olympic Games, hosted in Nanjing. Nanjing Olympic Museum ended […]

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Travel Report: Nanjing Massacre Memorial China, Part II.

Want to get the full story? Go right back to the beginning with my article: How To Get Into Nanjing Massacre Memorial During China’s Golden Week Part I October 2018. It felt a bit like coming up for air after being trapped underwater as I exited the interior of Nanjing Massacre Memorial China. Finally the […]

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Travel Report: Nanjing Massacre Memorial China, Part I

October 2018. In the summer of 1937 China and Japan kicked off a military conflict that would become known as The Second Sino Japanese War. What started out as local disputes soon turned very ugly. By the end of the year Japan had launched a full on invasion of China! Having taken Beijing, Jinan, Shanghai […]

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Travel Report: How To Get Into Nanjing Massacre Memorial During China’s Golden Week Part II

Want to get the full context? Start with: How To Get Into Nanjing Massacre Memorial During China’s Golden Week (Part I). October 2018. I’d been queuing for about ninety minutes by the time I finally arrived back at the entrance of Nanjing Massacre Memorial. Now, I’d come face to face with its towering weeping woman […]

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