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China Scams Part 2: The Art Student
[ 13 ] July 27, 2010

China Scams Part 2: The Art Student

All around China but particularly around Tiananmen square in Beijing you will come across friendly art students inviting you to FREE art exhibitions held by their universities. But be wary, it’s not what it seems!

Photo Glimpse: Lost in the Forbidden City
[ 2 ] July 25, 2010

Photo Glimpse: Lost in the Forbidden City

For 500 years the Forbidden City in Beijing was the political and power centre of China. The largest palace complex in the world and indeed one of the most if not the most spectacular palaces in China.

Photo Glimpse: Details of Wat Phra Kaew
[ 3 ] July 20, 2010

Photo Glimpse: Details of Wat Phra Kaew

Out of all the beautiful temples I visited in Bangkok, Wat Phra Kaew was by far the most spectacular. This massive temple complex is an overwhelming combination of fine details and colours that took my breath away.

Lesson Learnt: Surviving Hot Weather
[ 2 ] July 15, 2010

Lesson Learnt: Surviving Hot Weather

Hot summers days, you wait all winter for it! But what can come with hot summers day is a nasty, easily preventable condition, heat stroke!

Photo Glimpse: Visions of Venice
[ 1 ] July 11, 2010

Photo Glimpse: Visions of Venice

It’s hard not to fall in love with Venice even when it’s packed with tourists during the summer high season.

Photo Glimpse: England, time gone by
[ 1 ] July 4, 2010

Photo Glimpse: England, time gone by

There’s just something about England that just makes me think of time gone by. The classic architecture, the quaint cottages, the 1950s double Decker buses you occasionally see driving through the streets of London.

The Art of Chinese Scams
[ 9 ] July 2, 2010

The Art of Chinese Scams

In China the art of scamming is taken to a whole new level. Picking out the scam artists from the everyday folk is a difficult task! How do I know…I’ve been scammed!!!