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: Hilton Shenzhen Shekou […]

Shenzhen: Swiftly Surging Skyward

Two years after a change in visa rules forced my departure, I return for a 24 hour look at China’s fourth city and my favourite so far. At the risk of sounding pompous, if it is possible to have a love affair with a city other than Paris and my own capital Cardiff, Shenzhen is […]

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, […]

Singing Shenzhen’s Praises: The Art of Accidental Happiness

    To some, Shenzhen may be nothing more than a grey town best seen as a blur from a train or a pit stop between its neighbours Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Some say it’s trying too hard to be like the former with an endless array of glitzy shopping malls. Some say there’s no […]

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 […]