From China

People’s Republic of China (PRC)

Scorching Shanghai

With temperatures approaching 40°C, Shanghai is probably not the best city to visit during the summer. Nevertheless, I found myself there mid-July and, while not safely ensconced in the sanctuary of air conditioning, managed to take the camera outside and enjoy the quieter than normal streets. Read more

Traversing Jiankou Great Wall

Almost exactly 10 years after I first arrived in Beijing in 2007 I found myself back there in March 2017. As has sadly become the norm, the city was shrouded in a thick blanket of smog so we decided to head out of the city for the weekend for a hike in the mountains.
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24 hours in Hong Kong

I have a soft spot for Hong Kong, the city that I once called home, and I try to visit at least once a year. There’s something about the high-rise, high-speed, highly-textured and humid melting pot that is both dystopian and strangely grounded. Read more

Master of Nets

On an overcast day in July this year I made a return day trip to Suzhou, a city west of Shanghai, known for its canals, bridges and classical gardens. Read more

Waibaidu Bridge

Back in February I spent Chinese New Year in Shanghai and, having eaten more than my fair share, decided that brisk walk was in order. Heading to The Bund we took a leisurely stroll along North Suzhou Road. Read more

Oi Man Estate in Hong Kong

In the 1950’s Hong Kong had a problem – facing a surge of immigration from Mainland China it didn’t have enough affordable housing stock. In 1953 the problems were compounded when a fire burned down a large slum area in Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, leaving thousands homeless. Read more