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Travel Report: Tianyi Square, Ningbo.

August 2017. Are you into branded clothing, luxury accessories and being followed around by over-attentive sales clerks desperate for your money? Then no doubt Tianyi Square will be pushing for top spot on your Ningbo to-do list! Honestly I was considering skipping this commercial square altogether. But then it just kinda turned up on the way […]

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Travel Report: Tianfeng Pagoda, Ningbo.

August 2017. Any self-guided walking tour of downtown Ningbo should include a stop at this cool hexagonal tower. After all, this is the city’s tallest ancient structure at 167 feet. Built in 695 during The Tang Dynasty, Tianfeng Pagoda has a long history. Seemingly destroyed and rebuilt a thousand times over, its most recent renovation […]

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Travel Report: Shuangtou Bridge, Hangzhou.

Shuangtou Bridge, Hangzhou. October 2017. I must have covered every inch of West Lake’s gorgeous parkland during my five days in Hangzhou. One of the lake’s great joys is its beautiful collection of sculpted bridges. My favourite of the bunch is Shuangtou Bridge, located in Changqiao Park near Tangyun Art Gallery.  The bridge provides some truly wonderful […]

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Travel Report: Orioles Singing in the Willows, Hangzhou.

Orioles Singing in the Willows, Hangzhou October 2017. A trip to the Chinese city of Hangzhou mainly centres on one thing: the shimmering, dreamy majesty of West Lake. Surrounded by misty green hills and lush parkland as far as the eye can see, this booming city of 8.7 million stands as one of China’s most […]

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Travel Report: Fudewan Ancient Village Part I, China.

October 2018. There isn’t much info online about Cangnan County. Seemingly hidden away in the southernmost part of Zhejiang Province, this largely rural region is all rolling farmland and isolated villages. Virtually off the map for foreign travellers, I hadn’t given Cangan much thought at all. Despite the fact that its main train station was […]

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