Fujian Tour Part 2: Tian Luo Keng Tulou Cluster

After going inside our first Earthen Building of the Fujian Tour, our driver dropped us off for a few minutes to capture the small settlement of Tian Luo Keng. We had two stops in total for Tian Luo Keng, the first one was from below where we could gaze upwards at this mountainside settlement of Read more about Fujian Tour Part 2: Tian Luo Keng Tulou Cluster[…]

Fujian Tour Part 1 – Yuchang Earthen Building, Xiaban Village *

Our tour of traditional Fujian Earthen style buildings started properly at the Yuchang Earthen Building. Although we had already checked into our hostel for the night – a cosy wee room in Qing De Lou building in Taxia Village nearby. So this is the first part of the tour of Fujian. Bear with these posts Read more about Fujian Tour Part 1 – Yuchang Earthen Building, Xiaban Village *[…]

Chinese Trains: Shenzhen to Yongding Night Train (Guangdong to Fujian Province)

  The joys of night trains continues. I love them. This one was organised by my girlfriend Panny as we planned a weekend in China in March this year. We arrived in Shenzhen after crossing the border into China from Hong Kong and were booked on the 21.23 pm night train north east to Yongding Read more about Chinese Trains: Shenzhen to Yongding Night Train (Guangdong to Fujian Province)[…]

Hong Kong To China Border: Sheung Shui, Lo Wu and Shenzhen

The three places that this report will be based on are Sheung Shui, Lo Wu and Shenzhen. All three of which are basically the border between Hong Kong and China. A busy border, and of course the closest border to where I live here in Hong Kong. I had never been to any of those Read more about Hong Kong To China Border: Sheung Shui, Lo Wu and Shenzhen[…]

Millwall Neil and Jonny Blair partying in Seoul

Thirsty Thursdays: Korean Barbecue and 3 Country Day Long Pub Crawl

First night in South Korea was going to be special no matter what. I was reunited with Millwall Neil and ready to enjoy another adventure, in yet another new country…turned into a three country long all day pub crawl, in fact I’m pretty sure I fell asleep in the last pub. You’d have to ask Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Korean Barbecue and 3 Country Day Long Pub Crawl[…]

Lama Temple, Beijing…em Buddhism (July 2007)

With the Olympics in Beijing coming up this week, and with a lot of talk over whether this communist enclave has the necessary facilities and requirements to host such a tournament, I thought I could recollect on my visit to the Lama Temple and my exposure to Buddhism. I was there in July 2007, a Read more about Lama Temple, Beijing…em Buddhism (July 2007)[…]

Foreigner in Beijing, People’s Republic of China

All those days of living in Northern Ireland and trying “a chinky” (local slang for Chinese food and a tad derogatory if truth be told, I’m using it tongue in cheek here by the way) of a Friday night had given me some kind of inspiration to want to visit the world’s most populated (and polluted) Read more about Foreigner in Beijing, People’s Republic of China[…]