Menu

Tag: wanderlust China

Travel Report: Humble Administrator’s Garden Part I – Suzhou, China.

December 2018. It was Christmas Day (!) and I was back on the road in China once again to conquer another little corner of this gargantuan country! The beautiful city of Suzhou is famous for two things: It’s gorgeous network of ancient canal streets and for some of the country’s best-preserved, age-old gardens. Beautiful Chinese […]

Read More

Travel Report: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Mutianyu.

June 2014. Located just seventy kilometres northeast of Beijing, Mutianyu is a fully restored section of The Great Wall of China that’s ideal for those looking to strike a balance between convenience and authenticity. Having already hiked the stunning and somewhat wild Jinshanling to Simatai section four years earlier, this was my second Great Wall […]

Read More

Travel Report: Hiking The Great Wall of China, Jinshanling to Simatai.

May 2010. For visitors to China, hiking  a section of The Great Wall often finds itself planted at the very top of the bucket list. But choosing which part to tackle can be an overwhelming task, with nearly nine thousand kilometres of wall snaking its way across the country. Some of the most impressive stretches […]

Read More

Travel Report: The Nanjing Eye, China.

October 2018. There’s some really impressive architecture to be found all around Nanjing’s Olympic Park. This stylish steel pedestrian and cycle bridge connects the Youth Olympic Sports Park and Jiangxinzhou Forest Park. It’s free to cross and on a day like this there are fine views out across the Yangtze River and the Olympic zone […]

Read More

Travel Report: Cheoc Van Beach – Coloane Island, Macau.

February 2018. Visitors to Macau’s pretty Coloane Island could easily set aside a full day for its many sights and delights. Seen the pandas at Seac Pai Van Park? Checked out the stilt houses in Coloane Village? Grabbed some sausage rolls and egg tarts at Lord Stow’s Bakery? Very well, then it’s probably time to […]

Read More

Travel Report: Coloane Village, Macau.

February 2018. It’s almost criminal to think that thousands of people come to Macau and see out the entirety of their visits in the neon bubble of Taipa Island’s towering hotel-casinos. Sure, Macau is world famous as a gambling mecca and shopper’s paradise, but it also boasts some gorgeous rural scenery. Most unforgivable of all, […]

Read More

Travel Report: Mandarin’s House, Macau.

February 2018. There are two nineteenth century historical townhouses in Macau peninsula that are open to the public. Mandarin’s House, located on the quiet Travessa de António da Silva, is the most prestigious as it was once home to the renowned Chinese reformist Zheng Guanyin. It’s free to enter, just give your nationality at the […]

Read More

Travel Report: Macau Tower, China.

February 2018. For unparalleled three hundred and sixty degree views across Macau Peninsula, Taipa Island and Hong Kong, head over to Macau Tower, a cloud-piercing 338-meter needle created by Moller Architects. February 2018. You can enter Macau Tower through the attached convention and entertainment center, which is little more than a shopping mall full of […]

Read More
%d bloggers like this: