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Travel Report: Haoyue Park – Gulangyu Island, China.

August 2017. You could easily spend two or three days exploring Gulangyu Island. But if you find yourself on limited time, map out a walking route to the island’s northwestern tip for the dramatically located Haoyue Park. This landscaped complex can be accessed via a pretty beach and is situated around the towering Fuding Rock. […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Gulangyu Island, China.

August 2017. As amazing as the Chinese city of Xiamen undoubtedly is, the real inspiration for my trip to Fujian Province was the prospect of a visit to Gulangyu Island. Reached via a fifteen-minute ferry ride from Xiamen International Passenger Terminal, I was horribly unprepared for what an almighty battle it would be to get […]

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The End of Everything – a short story from The Netherlands.

In June 2010 I arrived in The Netherlands with the notion of finally ‘settling down’. Young, in love and still just a little wet behind the ears, my girl and I had all the typical rat race dreams. Get the jobs so we could save money. Save money so we could get the house. Get […]

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Celebrations and Recriminations – a short story from The Netherlands.

In June 2010 I arrived in The Netherlands with the notion of finally ‘settling down’. Young, in love and still just a little wet behind the ears, my girl and I had all the typical rat race dreams. Get the jobs so we could save money. Save money so we could get the house. Get […]

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Travel Report: Gorp en Roovert Forest, The Netherlands.

December 2010. I’ve celebrated Christmas all over the world throughout my life in destinations as far-flung as Belgium, China, England, Hungary, Scotland and The Netherlands. I was recently flipping through my photo archives when I found myself reminded of a long ago Christmas Day hike in Gorp en Roovert Forest in The Netherlands. December 2010. Gorp en […]

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Travel Report: Beekse Bergen Safari Park, The Netherlands.

October 2012. Anyone looking for an African style safari experience almost certainly wouldn’t think of The Netherlands! And yet Beekse Bergen Safari Park, located in the south of the country in Brabant Province, offers just the opportunity! This unusual wildlife complex opened its doors in 1968 and was designed by an English circus showman, Jimmy […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Amsterdam.

Have you paid a visit to Rembrandt House Museum? Knocked back a beer or two at The Heineken Experience? Seen the Dutch capital in party mode during Queen’s Day? Caught the latest exhibition at Eye Film Museum? Been to a gig at one of the city’s legendary live music venues? Great! Now check out my rundown […]

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Travel Report: Live Music in Amsterdam.

Whether you’re an Amsterdam expat or just visiting, checking out the city’s fantastic music scene is a must during your time in the Dutch capital. There’s a host of amazing music venues here and most of them have been converted from historical buildings with rich histories. I got to visit a bunch of these sites […]

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