Remembering Switzerland

Not one of my biggest players on the blog (compared to Germany or France) but nevertheless Happy Birthday Switzerland! It was 10 years ago that I visited following on from Berlin the month previous. Trying hard NOT to think of TOBLERONE right now as I nibble my fingers instead. The poem GVA appears in Terminal Wanderlust […]

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, […]

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 […]

Song Lists: Little River Band

Wellington.. New Zealand.. sometime in the late seventies.. you’ve perused pictures of the pink and white terraces in the museum and pondered why they no longer exist, you’ve seen Kramer vs Kramer and been bored and/or depressed out of your nine year old mind, you may also have wondered why the hell a small Toblerone […]

Travelling Without Moving (The Home Comforts of Chinese New Year in Hunan)

Being in Chenzhou during Chinese New Year reminds me a lot of my great travel drought in the eighties (and a good proportion of the nineties). None the less despite the obvious obstacles I chose to conserve my funds until summer but mostly to explore my immediate surrounds here in Hunan as I haven’t had much […]

Year Amid Winter: Details

‘YEAR AMID WINTER’ is the new old book from Kelvin Hayes. Initially released in 2012 as a series of free blogs it now gets its first proper release. “The reason for the former approach was that I was really bored of working on a book for a year or more and sending out press to […]