Backpacking in China: Fujian Tour Part 4 – Hegui Lou Building

After seeing a village used for multiple film sets, Yun Shui Yao, it was onwards to yet another Earthen Tulou Building on the Fujian Tour. This one is called Hegui Lou Building and is situated in Pushan Village in Meilin Town in Nanjing County in the Fujian Province. Though it’s actually on the edge of Read more about Backpacking in China: Fujian Tour Part 4 – Hegui Lou Building[…]

Fujian Tour Part 3: Yun Shui Yao, Won Soy Yiu and Guan Yang Cun

Essentially these three “hamlets” or whatever are all the same place, yet this is China don’t forget and they like to confuse you. So in one small area they manage to call the area at least three different names. We arrive in the main square on the village. For the purpose of this part of Read more about Fujian Tour Part 3: Yun Shui Yao, Won Soy Yiu and Guan Yang Cun[…]

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)[…]

UNESCO World Heritage Sites I’ve Been To

This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that I have been to on my travels. I will update it as I go. ANTARCTICA ARGENTINA Iguazu Falls ARMENIA Garni Temple AUSTRALIA Blue Mountains National Park Cradle Mountain 12 Apostles AUSTRIA AZERBAIJAN Baku Old City Qobustan Inscriptions BELARUS BELGIUM BELIZE BOLIVIA BOTSWANA BRAZIL Foz Read more about UNESCO World Heritage Sites I’ve Been To[…]

Full List of Cities, Towns, Villages, Settlements or Significant Places I’ve Been To

“Keep on chasing down that rainbow. You never know what you might find” – Noel Gallagher. On this list I have included everywhere I have been narrowed down to cities, towns, villages or what I deem to be a significant place. Significant places could be prominent waterfalls (e.g. Victoria Falls), sights (e.g. Giant’s Causeway), mountains Read more about Full List of Cities, Towns, Villages, Settlements or Significant Places I’ve Been To[…]

10 Cities I Backpacked Through That Changed Their Names

“Lying in a den in Bombay with a slack jaw and not much to say” – Men at Work. Can cities and places change their names? Yes actually they can and they have and they continue to do it. It was something I realised quite soon on my journey, all related to my first ever Read more about 10 Cities I Backpacked Through That Changed Their Names[…]

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