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Travel Report: Dafen Oil Painting Village, Shenzhen.

February 2018. Shenzhen’s world famous Dafen Oil Painting Village was once responsible for a staggering 60% of the globe’s known replica oil paintings. Wherever you are in the world, from hotels and cafes to restaurants, offices and train stations, chances are that painting on the wall came from Dafen. These days the village stands as […]

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Travel Report: The Pudong Skyline, Shanghai.

March 2019. Throw out a quick Google search on the world’s top cityscapes and there’s nearly always a spot for the amazing Pudong Skyline Shanghai. Pudong means East of the river and in this case China’s most famous row of skyscrapers sits snugly on the eastern bank of The Huangpu River. It’s best viewed from the […]

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Travel Report: Waibaidu Bridge, Shanghai.

March 2019. Located at the confluence of Suzhou Creek and the Huangpu River, Waibaidu Bridge Shanghai looks like a modest little structure at first glance. But what it may lack in length and height, it certainly makes up for with huge historical and cultural significance. You can find it at the northern end of The […]

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Travel Report: Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

March 2019. I’ve always been fascinated by the powers of propaganda art. From Uncle Sam and The Soviets to The Nazis and The Vietnamese, it just blows my mind to think how a single image with a catchy slogan could hold such huge influence over millions of people. So when I heard about Shanghai Propaganda Poster […]

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Travel Report: Rain Room – Yuz Museum, Shanghai.

March 2019. “Have you heard about Rain Room?” my colleague Lena asked me back in Ruian a few days before my Shanghai trip. Hmm, I had not heard of Rain Room. “What’s the deal?” When she explained the concept to me I found myself so fascinated I made sure to pencil in a visit to the city’s […]

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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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