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Yangshuo’s Puyi Town
[ 6 ] August 23, 2010

Yangshuo’s Puyi Town

Puyi Town in Yangshuo is a quintessential rural Chinese town. Life goes by simply and modestly as life does in a village not tailor made tailor made for the delicate tastes of tourists.

Exploring Yangshuo
[ 5 ] August 15, 2010

Exploring Yangshuo

There is so much to see and do around Yangshuo, it was impossible to fit it all in the short time I was there. I was however determined to take in its most breathtaking sites, get a good feel of the area and the life of its people.

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.

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!!!

Beijing, Beyond the Grey
[ 7 ] June 29, 2010

Beijing, Beyond the Grey

Beijing is a city that on first impressions is a cold, grey, sterile and heartless place. Yet beyond the grey of Beijing’s winter sure enough there is something truly beautiful, colourul and inspiring.

A Rainy Day in Jiaxing
[ 6 ] June 8, 2010

A Rainy Day in Jiaxing

Sick of being cooped up in my apartment in Keqiao I headed up to Jiaxing for a rainy weekend exploring the city.

Shanghai, a whole new world
[ 10 ] June 5, 2010

Shanghai, a whole new world

Shanghai a city of dazzling buildings, bright flashy lights, European architecture, not to mention expensive! This city was a completely different China from China I had come to know!

World Experiences: China
[ 7 ] May 29, 2010

World Experiences: China

This is the first installment in a new weekly blog segment called “World Experiences”. this weeks destination is China!… “You haven’t experienced China unless you have…”

On UR Way Magazine Issue #2
[ 16 ] May 16, 2010

On UR Way Magazine Issue #2

In this Issue: Hangzhou Tea Trail Trek, Marrakech in My Eyes, Beijing Beyond the Grey, Lessons Learnt in Ortigia, South African Secrets and more…