Shekou: The New Monaco?

‘I’ve seen the future and it will be, I’ve seen the future and it will be…’ Prince In China ‘boomtown’ is most definitely a byword for Shenzhen. Whenever I return my time is habitually spent re-visiting places of interest. Trying to fit everything in is sometimes a logistical non-starter and usually something is omitted (this […]

Shenzhen: Pictures from the Nanhai Hilton

My thanks to Hilton Hotels for allowing me to shoot their fantastic new property. If you like my images and want me to cover your hotel please contact me here. So far I’ve covered properties mainly in South-East Asia (China/Hong Kong/Taiwan), Thailand, Malaysia, Wales and Belgium. Please check my HOTELS PORTFOLIO over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kelvinhayesofficial/sets/72157636205390496 Hilton Shenzhen Shekou […]

Where in the World?

As it’s my 50th blog, it seemed a good time to assess where I’ve been and my wish list of things to come… So far I have been very fortunate to venture far and wide. I never take anything for granted and remain grateful for all I’ve seen. However, at the risk of sounding blasé, […]

Shenzhen: Pictures from the Origo Café

For those of you who like your café experience quirky, arty and fun as well as classy and unique, here are some images from one of the new editions to the Shenzhen scene. Café Origo is located in Shekou’s NH Cool. Metro: Shuiwan or Sea World. (There are other cafés and bars in the same […]

Shenzhen: International Air Hotel

  By chance, I came across the Shenzhen Airlines logo from afar. It was attached to a white building some way in the distance. At the entrance it became apparent this was no airline office, but a hotel! With the concierge and staff dressed like air hostesses and the place, a virtual palace decorated with […]

Shenzhen: Aix Arome Café

     Every now and again in the pursuit of travel and the enduring epitome of ‘cool’ I come across a café that delivers the wow factor. In Taipei you may remember I stumbled across the fabulous trio of Wien, My Sweetie Pie and the Pao Pu, not to mention those in Istanbul’s Cihangir. In […]