Half Moon Bay, Cangnan County. November 2018. After the success of my day trip to Fudewan Ancient Village, it was just under a month later that I headed back to Cangnan County for another of South East China’s hidden gems. Picking me up from Cangnan’s train station, just as she had the first time, Jamie drove […]Read More
In the summer of 2001 I boarded a near-empty Qatar Airways flight to Doha. Reuniting with my family who’d recently moved there for my father’s new job, it was my first time living abroad. It was another boiling hot afternoon. Ducking out of a taxi into the insane heat, I made the short dash over […]Read More
Kim Kwang-seok Memorial Street, Daegu. April 2019. I’d never heard of the Korean singer-songwriter Kim Kwang-seok. At least not until I started planning my trip to Daegu. As I soon discovered, this guy is huge in South Korea, where he shifted an impressive five million records during his all-too-brief life. Kim’s music was often sorrowful and […]Read More
February 2019. Another morning in the Japanese capital another amazing, only-in-Tokyo themed café breakfast. This time Wonderboy and I had arrived at The Kawaii Monster Café in the city’s Harajuku district. At reception we were warmly welcomed (Konnichiwaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!) by two giggly women dressed like extras from Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland. Behind them, on a blood-red back […]Read More
Reading from China? This Travel Report contains YouTube videos, which can only be viewed with a VPN! February 2019. Tokyo is packed full of fascinating themed cafes, bars and restaurants that will literally blow your mind! For my first night in the city I wanted to do something really special to kick off my thirteen-day […]Read More
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