Beijing: Slow Train to Winter

  A while ago I posted a blog called Bangkok: Bladerunner by Daylight. Well as you probably guessed Thailand didn’t work out and I instead ventured forward to China. December marks my fourth year in this vast and fascinating country so here is an excerpt from the upcoming book about my first port of call, […]

Farewell Queen of the Skies

Feeling very old and quite sad for the final long-haul flights of both Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand’s beautiful 747’s, nicknamed the Jumbo Jet or the Queen of the Skies. I never flew with Air NZ’s version though I did fly with CX on its LHR-HKG route (now taken over by the Boeing 777) […]

Shenzhen-Taipei: A Shift in the Weather

So I was being forced from the city I love due to a change in visa rules. Having renewed said visa in HK  I get back home to Shenzhen to find that it was all a waste of time and money as the Chinese have decided to shift the goalposts. Understandable in many ways but […]