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Travel Report: Yangtze River Bridge – Nanjing, China.

October 2018. It was day four of China’s Golden Week when I awoke to another perfect blue sky after a serious night of hotel sleep. Jaylin and I had been utterly exhausted tackling the multitudes at Nanjing’s heavyweight attractions. As a result, I had zero interest for a repeat performance. I felt desperate for something low key, a […]

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Travel Report: The Presidential Palace Nanjing.

October 2018. A few of my Chinese friends claimed I was crazy for going to Nanjing during Golden Week. They were probably right. However, one thing I certainly couldn’t be accused of was not knowing what I was letting myself in for. Actually, I’d already experienced several national holidays in China. As a result, I was […]

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Travel Report: Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, China.

October 2018. It’s funny how us westerners know all about Chairman Mao, but when it comes to Sun Yat-sen, most folk have never even heard of him. This seems especially odd after you’ve taken the time to learn about his huge impact on Chinese history. Fondly tagged The Father Of The Nation, Sun Yat-sen was China’s first […]

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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: How To Get Into Nanjing Massacre Memorial During China’s Golden Week Part II

Want to get the full context? Start with: How To Get Into Nanjing Massacre Memorial During China’s Golden Week (Part I). October 2018. I’d been queuing for about ninety minutes by the time I finally arrived back at the entrance of Nanjing Massacre Memorial. Now, I’d come face to face with its towering weeping woman […]

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Travel Report: How To Get Into Nanjing Massacre Memorial During China’s Golden Week Part I

October 2018. Introduced by the government back in 1949 to commemorate the founding of The People’s Republic, China’s Golden Week is an annual national holiday that falls between the 1st and 7th of October. This is a holiday period like no other in the world, with just about half the population scampering around the country to reunite with family […]

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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: The Jumeirah Hotel – Nanjing, China.

October 2018. If you’ve got some serious cash to splash and are having trouble getting rid of it all, why not consider a stay at The Jumeirah Hotel Nanjing? Located in one of Nanjing International Youth Culture Centre’s two stunning twin towers, the hotel has 212 luxurious suites spread out between the 41st and 67th floors. The hotel […]

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Travel Report: 1912 Bar District – Nanjing, China.

October 2018. I remember thinking how incredibly convenient it was that they’d built a massive bar district right next to The Presidential Palace. It’s literally as if some wise soul had foreseen how desperately I’d need a beer after two hours tackling the Golden Week masses. Having finally exited the palace, one of Nanjing’s premier […]

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