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A Photographic Journey Through China’s Markets

I realised today, whilst performing research for an article on Beijing that I was writing for Hipmunk, that I’ve hardly published any blog posts about the three weeks I spent in China back in November 2012.  I’ve got a journal full of notes and a hard drive full of photographs, but just two published posts, on […]

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Yokohama: The Cosmopolitan, Creative and Culinary Delights of Japan’s Second City

Second cities often get overlooked and Yokohama is no exception.  It lies so close to Tokyo that it could conceivably be considered a suburb. The former maritime centre is located just a 20-minute train journey from central Tokyo.  Whilst it started life as a small fishing village, it has developed rapidly since the mid-nineteenth century, and is now […]

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From Beaches to Baroque: Your Mini Guide to Panaji, Goa

With a population of just 114,405, Goa’s capital city, Panaji (or Panjam, to use its former Portuguese name) is one of India’s smallest and most laid-back state capitals. Ironically the city whose name means “land that never floods” is located on the banks of the Mandovi River, and its wealth of well-preserved colourful, colonial architecture […]

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Yonderbound: Travel Planning Made Easy

If I’m not travelling or writing about the last one, I’m always busy dreaming about, planning, researching and organising the next adventure.  Whilst I love browsing images on Pinterest and perusing articles on travel blogs about places I want to go, and even deciding exactly which sights and activities I will build into my itinerary […]

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Lampang: The Northern Thai City that Time Forgot

Despite only being 37 kilometres from the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (the only government-sponsored elephant centre in Thailand), this charming city in northern Thailand sees very few visitors. Yes, you’ll hear backpackers drop the names Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, or even Mae Hong Son into conversation but if you happen to mention that you spent […]

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A Spontaneous Paragliding Experience in Pamukkale

Having spent a thoroughly enjoyable day exploring the bizarre landscapes of Pamukkale’s immense calcium carbonate terraces, and the ancient ruins of Hierapolis, we awoke the following morning and found ourselves at a bit of a loose end as to what to do.  We’d only wanted and intended to spend a day here, however had we […]

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