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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: Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, Nanjing.

October 2018. A number of Nanjing’s most historical sites can be found within the grounds of Zhongshan National Park. Having already conquered the amazing three hundred and ninety two step Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, Jaylin and I set off on a thirty minute walk through the forest to check out another famous tomb. Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum […]

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Travel Report: Librairie Avant-Garde – Nanjing, China.

October 2018. I was absolutely drained after our manic morning at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial. Battling the queues had been physically exhausting, while the horrific story told within the museum itself had been no less  taxing. Now I was in desperate need of some chill time, if such a thing existed during China’s Golden Week. Consequently, […]

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Travel Report: Harbin Siberian Tiger Park, China.

February 2010. Visitors come to the northeastern Chinese city of Harbin for its stunning Russian architecture and the world’s most impressive Ice & Snow Sculpture Festival. Less well known, but equally fascinating in its own way, is the eerie Harbin Siberian Tiger Park, situated 14 km outside the city centre. With as few as 500 […]

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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: Hulishan Fortress – Xiamen, China.

August 2017. Hulishan Fortress is one of Xiamen’s most defining landmarks, a sprawling granite castle perched atop a rocky hill in the south of the island. Built in 1894 in the dying days of the Qing Dynasty, the fort was home to some of the world’s most powerful cannons. Furthermore, the fortress went on to […]

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