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3 Breweries, 1 Distillery

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Long before the Lonely Planet was calling it the best destination in Asia I visited Hokkaido, so when I was asked if I would return, I of course said “yes” for the good of my loyal readers…

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Suzhou Siesta

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Sometimes I do say yes when people invite me to travel somewhere. Suzhou is one of my favourite places to visit in China so when officemates were planning a day trip I said count me in…

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Hong Kong Siesta

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

I get invited to travel to places. Usually I say no, I’m busy, I’m broke, I have to study, or I’ve already been there, but I had never been to Hong Kong so I spent a weekend there recently…

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Boxing Cat Brewery Tour

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Ten years ago when I lived in Beijing there were not a lot of craft beer options in China, now there are some especially in the bigger cities. Shanghai being among the biggest cities and the most popular with foreigners has the most beer drinking options for those who want a little more than Tsingtao or Heineken…

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Southern China Sojourn

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Once again I took a trip to Southern China, once again I did not have enough time to see and do everything I wanted. I visited Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Macau in the same trip, one night in each city…

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5 Goats & 6 Banyans

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

I was convinced to visit Guangzhou. I should have planned my trip better, taken more days off of work, done a loop of major cities in Guangdong, instead all I managed to do was take some pictures, buy scarves, and visit the Diaolou in Kaiping…

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Photographing Shanghai’s Skyline

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

I’ve spent a lot of time photographing Shanghai’s skyline and battling with the Great Firewall of China to upload some of those photos to Flickr, but I never really gave any useful advice on where to go to get the best pictures…

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Shanghai Skyline at Night

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Last night was National Day night and the buildings had some new never before seen tricks, the tallest building seemed to have finally achieved fully operational Deathstar status…

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