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Travel Report: Sweet Mao Tea – Gulangyu Island, China.

August 2017. It was mid afternoon on Gulangyu when, all of a sudden, the heavens opened and the rain came beating down. Hence I sprinted off through the nearest stone gate and into a colonial courtyard with brick arches, twisting trees and a statue of a red-haired, cartoon cat. Sweet Mao Tea announced a number of […]

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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Xiamen, China.

August 2017. My five day trip to the island city of Xiamen very nearly didn’t happen. In the days leading up to my visit, Typhoon Nesat swept through southern China. This caused considerable mayhem to Taiwan and mainland Fujian Province. In fact, just the day before my journey, all trains to Xiamen got cancelled! Luckily […]

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Travel Report: Railroad Culture Park – Xiamen, China.

August 2017. One of my favourite Xiamen experiences was this simple but ingenious nature trail in the southwest of the city. Railroad Culture Park stands as a towering testament to brilliant urban planning and creative reuse, with five kilometres of landscaped gardens set around a stretch of preserved rails. Popular with ramblers, dog walkers, joggers […]

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Travel Report: Zhongshan Road – Xiamen, China.

August 2017. Even if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, a trip to Zhongshan Road in Xiamen is an essential part of a visit here. Teeming with stores, restaurants and cafes, this strictly pedestrianised road offers up an exciting fusion of European architecture, chattering locals and bug eyed sales clerks armed with microphones. My first […]

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