Guangzhou: In Search of Old Baiyun

It may not be as famous as Kai Tak but Guangzhou or Canton has its own ‘old’ airport and although aware of it, I didn’t know it was so close to town! Not too far from the central train station and even closer to the station that will be built to replace it. Guangzhou like […]

Terminal Wanderlust: Details

Originally released in 2004, Circles and Bumps is a series of poetic recollections about airports, flying, memory and travel. This September marks its 10th birthday, but that’s not all! This time it’s accompanied by new collection Terminal Wanderlust. The book will be issued as a single volume of two parts (hopefully) on September 29 via […]

Terminal Wanderlust: Running Order

T1: Circles & Bumps Gate 01 AKL AUCKLAND Gate 02 ATH ATHENS Gate 03 BAH BAHRAIN Gate 04 BOM BOMBAY Gate 05 CDG PARIS – CHARLES DE GALLE Gate 06 CPH COPENHAGEN Gate 07 CWL CARDIFF Gate 08 DEL DELHI Gate 09 DUB DUBLIN Gate 10 FCO ROME – LEONARDO DA VINCI Gate 11 HKG […]

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Why do people love Hong Kong?

Hong Kong calls itself Asia’s world city so why is it an urban nightmare dressed in grey? Every time I venture there it is overcast, and either misty or drizzly coupled with humidity or damp. Yet I appear to be the only one who isn’t celebrating the place. Worshipping it as a deity city in neon […]