Uzbekistan – Mosaics of Past Glory

Huangshan: Feeling Yellow?

Yantai: Sun, Sand and Cab Sav







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AUSTRALIA – Jervis Bay: Jewel on the NSW South Coast.  

Some of the most amazing classically Australian landscapes and nature, the whitest sands, the clearest blue waters and the essence of Aboriginal history in this magical spot.

NEW ZEALAND – The Magic of Middle Earth

The raw and wild beauty of New Zealand was captivating visitors long before Frodo arrived. John Warbuton Lee took refuge in the country’s top wilderness lodges [ read more ]

CHENGDE, CHINA – Emperors’ Playground

This is the Qing dynasty’s answer to Shenzhen’s Splendid China theme park. [ read more ]

YANTAI, CHINA – Sun, Sand and Cab Sav

Graham Bond investigates Yantai, the anti-Hainan, and is impressed by its colonial air, vineyards and bags of beer  [ read more ]

China – A Series of Ups and Downs

Edward Genochio continues his odyssey and makes the acquaintance of the Yunnan-Tibet Highway and its infernal cobblestones [ read more ]


Olympic Ticketing Chaos

The sale of Olympic tickets has been suspended less than 24 hours of Round Two of the booking process getting underway. The reasons, summarised by the China Daily, run as follows: “…the booking system crashed, phone lines jammed and serpentine queues formed at banks.” In short, demand was high.No doubt this is true. The problem is the utterly mendacious comments we heard yesterday as the booking system began to groan and creak: “We had tested the booking system several times, but the number of buyers are still out of our expectations,” said Xu Chen, head of the Olympic affairs   [ read more ]

Luang Prabang: Don’t Call Me Boutique

Beihai: In Search of Old Pakhoi

China: Take it as Red