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Travel Report: Chongwu Town, China.

February 2018. The ancient, walled community of Chongwu Town is fascinatingly situated in southeastern China’s Fujian province. Look on a map and you’ll literally see it perched right on a peninsula jutting out into The Taiwan Strait. Chongwu is often referred to as an ancient city. However, in reality this place is little more than […]

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Travel Report: Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach, China.

February 2018. It had been a fascinating afternoon for Wonderboy and I exploring Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park and its weird and wonderful compound of stone sculptures. Now, armed with umbrellas in the slanting rain, all that was left to do was take the steps down to the pretty Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park Beach.  The weather […]

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Travel Report: Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park, China.

February 2018. The only reason to make the trek out to the isolated town of Chongwu in China’s Fujian Province is for a visit to the fascinating Chongwu Stone Arts Expo Park. This curious compound of stone sculptures sits between a stretch of ancient walls and a pretty strip of beach overlooking The Taiwan Strait. The […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Marrakesh.

October 2008. Already had dinner in the open air food markets of Jemaa el-Fnaa? Unearthed some hidden artwork at Marrakesh Museum? Escaped the crowds with a stroll around Majorelle Garden? Great, you’ve gotten off to a good start. In this article, I wrap up my old adventures with a look at some cool spots around […]

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Travel Report: Marrakesh Museum, Morocco.

October, 2008. I’ve seen a zillion art museums throughout my years travelling the world. However, I’m certainly no art connoisseur, not by a long shot. In fact, these days when I put together a city itinerary, it’s a fifty fifty crapshoot as to whether the big art museum makes the cut. I think I’ve gotten […]

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Travel Report: The Summer Palace, Beijing.

May 2010 & January 2015. I’ve always considered The Summer Palace to be Beijing’s crowning achievement! For me you can keep the organised chaos of The Forbidden City and the understated expanse of Tiananmen Square. While these places are definitely worth seeing, China’s largest royal park certainly has way more charm. Indeed a trip here offers […]

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Travel Report: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

December 2015. It wasn’t all fun and games during my stay in Phnom Penh. Somewhere along the way my travel mate and I knew we had to stop by Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to learn more about Cambodia’s dark history. The atrocities carried out here by The Khmer Rouge in the 1970s were unspeakable, and […]

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Travel Report: Choeung Ek Killing Fields, Phnom Penh.

December 2015. After a couple of hours wandering around the unwaveringly grim Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the last thing I felt like doing was going out to Choeung Ek Killing Fields. After all, this is the place where so many Cambodian prisoners were finally put out of their misery in the mid 1970s. But in […]

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Travel Report: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca.

Hassan II Mosque. October 2008. “There’s nothing to see in Casablanca”, a misinformed Australian once told me. Ok… it’s true that the city isn’t exactly packed with sights. However, this jaw-dropping mosque is pretty much reason alone to make the journey. After all, this is Morocco’s largest mosque and the third biggest in the world! […]

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