Travel Guide

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to travel around quite a number of places in East Asia and a few other places besides. Along the way I’ve recorded my adventures in both words, pictures and videos including a few travel tips so for what it’s worth I decided to index them here in case it’s of any help to anyone else (for my most recent adventures check out the blog) –

ChinaBeijing | Shanghai | Shenzhen | Hong Kong | Macau | Taiwan

JapanTokyo | Kyoto

KoreaSeoul | Busan

Thailand

United KingdomLondon | Norwich

United States of America


Travelling Light
Combating Jet Lag
Avoiding Internet Censors
How To Move Abroad

China

Chinese Cuisine
How To Transfer Money Out of China
Chinese Employment Visa Application

Beijing

Forbidden City
Temple of Heaven
Yiheyuan (Summer Palace)
Badaling Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Ming Tombs
Beihai Park
Yonghegong (Lama Temple)
Confucian Temple
White Cloud Temple (Bai Yun Guan)
Fragrant Hills (Xiangshan Park)
Yuyuantan Park (Old Summer Palace)
National Centre for the Performing Arts (The Egg)
Beijing National Olympic Stadium (The Birds Nest)
Bejing’s Underground City
Beijing Ancient Observatory
Art 798 District
Xiabu Xiabu (Hot Pot)
Exotic Street Food

Geospatial Beijing (Map of main sites)
2 Minutes In Beijing (Video tour)

Shanghai

Yuyuan Gardens
Jinmao Tower
Pudong & The Bund
Maglev Train
Shanghai Apple Store
Shikumen Residences
1933 Shanghai Slaughterhouse
Lao Xi Men
Jing’an Villa
Shanghai Museum of Glass
Park Hyatt (Hotel)
Le Royal Méridien (Hotel)

Shenzhen

City Hall & Library
Shun Hing Square Skyline
Wutong Shan Mountain
Hotter Than Hell
Dafen Oil Painting Village
Dapeng Fortress
Lychee Park
Hua Cheng Bei Electronics Market
Shenzhen Architecture
Da Jia Island
Nantou Historic District

Guangzhou

Guangzhou 1, 2 & 3
Kaiping 1 & 2
Foshan
Conghua Shimen Forest Park

Yangshuo

Misty Mountains
Silver Cave
Lijiang River

Xi’an

Terracotta Army
Muslim Quarter

Xiamen

Exploring Xiamen
Gulangyu Island
Nanputuo Temple
Xiamen & Jimei University

Chengdu

Exploring Chengdu
Chengdu Panda Research Base
Wenshu Temple

Other Cities

Wuhan 1 & 2
Qingdao
Nanjing
Shaoguan
Ningbo
Hangzhou
Wuzhen
Suzhou
Changsha

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island

Sheung Wan 1 & 2
Victoria Peak
Aberdeen Harbor
Dragon’s Back Hiking Trail
A Symphony of Lights (Light Show)
Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance (Festival)
North Point to Western Market by Tram
Lei Yue Mun Passage
Quarry Bay History
Kings Road History

Kowloon & New Territories

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery
Kowloon Walled City
Nga Chin Wai Walled Village
Pok Fu Lam Village
Sha Tau Kok Town
Tai Po Town
Hong Kong Wetland Park
Tai Wai to Tai Mei Tuk Cycle Trail
Walled Villages in Sha Tin
Kam Shan Country Park
Tai Long Wan Hiking & Camping
Tiny Hong Kong Hotels
W Hong Hong (Hotel)

Outlying Islands

Hong Kong International Airport
Cheung Chau Island
Peng Chau Island
Lamma Island
Lamma Island Tunnels
Lantau Island Hike
Ngong Ping 360 (Cable Car)
Tap Mun Island

Bonus

Hong Kong Nights
Hong Kong Moments (I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

Macau

Macau Photo Walk Part 1, 2, 3, & 4

Taiwan

Taipei

Shida Night Market
Shilin Night Market
Ximending Night Market
Ningxia Night Market
Taipei 101
Baoan Temple
Hotel Éclat

Elsewhere

Miaoli County
Kenting Scuba Diving
Tainan
Green Island
Houtong Cat Town

Thailand

Bangkok

Canal Boats & Golden Mount
Grand Palace & Wat Arun
Yaowarat & Phahurat
Chinatown & Little India

South Korea

Seoul

Seoul Overview
DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)
Gyeongbokgung Palace
Jongmyo Shrine & Changgyeonggung Palace
Cheonggyecheon Stream
Korean Folk Village
Dongdaemun
Namdaemun
Lotte World
Han River & 63 City
Gangnam 1 & 2
Kring (Creative Culture Space)
Samcheong-dong
W Seoul Walkerhill (Hotel)
Jjimjilbang (Sauna)
Korea Train eXpress (KTX)
Seoul Streets 1 & 2

Busan

Busan 1 & 2
Beomeosa Temple
Kwanganri Beach
Jagalchi Market
Chungnyeol Shrine

Chuncheon

Chuncheon & Soyang Dam
Cheongpyeongsa Temple
Nami Island

Gyeongju

Gyeongju
Sa Rang Chae
Bulguksa Temple
Korean Cuisine

Jeonju

Jeonju Photo Walk Part 1, 2, & 3
Hakindang Hanok Guest House
Jeju Island
Sokcho

Japan

Resources For Planning A Trip To Japan
Sushi Terminology Guide
Applying for a Chinese Visa From Tokyo

Tokyo

Shibuya
Harajuku
Meiji Jingu Shrine
Shinjuku
Shinjuku Yakitori Alley
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Ginza & Roppongi Hills
Tsukiji Fish Market
Tokyo Skytree
Asakusa Temple
Akihabara
Ueno
Yanaka
Gokoku-ji Temple
Nezu Shrine
Koishikawa Botanical Gardens
Kagurazaka
Sugamo
Odaiba Island
Toyota Universal Design Showcase
Tokyo Sakura Blossom 1 & 2
Kawagoe
Kawasaki Warehouse (Kowloon Walled City recreation)

21_21 DESIGN SIGHT (Museum)
The National Art Center, Tokyo
Tokyo International Forum
St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral

Yokohama

Yokohama
Ōsanbashi Pier

Kamakura

Eastern Kamakura
Western Kamakura

Kyoto

Northern Higashiyama
Philosopher’s Walk
Zen Gardens at Daitoku-ji
Southern Higashiyama
Arashiyama and Sagano
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine
9 hours Designer Capsule Hotel

Europe

Switzerland
Rome
Venice
Paris
Amsterdam
The Algarve

United Kingdom

York
Edinburgh
Gower Peninsular
Norwich
Surlingham 1 & 2
Firle Place

United States

New York
Washington DC
Boston
Atlanta