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Travel Report: Nanpuxi Scenic Park, Taishun County.

Nanpuxi Scenic Park Taishun County. November 2017. I’d started getting just a little concerned that we weren’t ever going to reach Nanpuxi Scenic Park. The GPS was going crazy as we tackled turn after hairpin turn on the narrow mountain road. However, I needn’t have worried, because in the end the road simply stopped altogether […]

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Travel Report: Nanpuxi Reservoir, Taishun County.

November 2017. “Whoa!” I exclaimed suddenly, as our little smart car turned a corner onto a narrow stone bridge. We’d been driving through the heart of Taishun County on the way to Nanpuxi Scenic Park when this majestic reservoir came into view. I was so wowed by the glassy water and its multicoloured strips, I […]

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Travel Report: Beijian Bridge, Taishun County.

Beijian Bridge Taishun County. November 2017. Located in Sixi Town, Beijian Bridge is one of Taishun County’s most picturesque spots. Initially camouflaged by a stupendous one thousand year old camphor tree, you’ll need to make your way to the start of the lake’s stepping-stones before the bridge fully reveals itself. Perched eleven meters above water […]

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Travel Report: Bao Family Ancestral Hall, Taishun County.

November 2017. “Where are we going next?” I asked, more than a little intrigued by the Magical Mystery Tour feel of the day. “Bao Family Ancestral Hall” replied Amy, running her finger across the little map we’d picked up from the hotel. “IF I can find it”.  We’d just finished checking out the atmospheric Nanyang Bridge […]

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Travel Report: Where to Stay in Siem Reap.

Where to Stay in Siem Reap. June 2020. Cambodia really is one of Asia’s jewels when it comes to fantastic accommodation at affordable prices. Here in Siem Reap, my eventful and somewhat chaotic adventures throughout 2020 have seen me experience all sides of the city’s varied hospitality landscape. As the gateway to the stunning Temples of […]

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Travel Report: Suon Angkor Boutique Hotel, Siem Reap.

Suon Angkor Boutique Hotel. March 2020. I’ll never forget our crazy months living in Siem Reap at the height of the COVID-19 outbreak. By late March we were both frantically trying to find flights somewhere… anywhere that would allow us to stay together. Primarily, it had to be a country that looked kindly upon our […]

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Travel Report: Foster Apartments, Siem Reap.

Foster Apartments Siem Reap Jan-March 2020. Back on the 24th of January Sladja and I were super excited! After three weeks living in a tiny room at a cheap-as-chips guesthouse, we were finally moving into our own apartment! Actually, the place belonged to my old teaching buddy Jonathon, who’d been living here for a couple […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Ningbo.

Cool Spots Around Ningbo. August 2017. There’s no doubting what a clean, handsome and highly walkable city Ningbo is. Wherever you find yourself in the centre, it won’t be too long until you catch sight of the soaring Drum Tower poking above the trees and low-rise buildings. Dating back to the Tang Dynasty, this is the […]

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