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World at a Glance: Temple of Heaven, Beijing tranquility

It’s early evening; the sun is slowly setting. As I wander through the gate in the bright red wall and into the park, I wonder: if I travel ever westwards, how fast will I have to go to see a perpetual sunset? A continuous magical golden hour? Let’s see: if we stick with the Equator, […]

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A look inside North Korea

Come with me on an extraordinary journey to a very curious corner of the world. Let’s step inside North Korea for a look at Pyongyang and the fabled DMZ.

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A day at the lake in Beijing

In 2002, Alex and I went to China to bring home our new daughter/sister. While waiting for all the paperwork to be finalised, we passed the time, about a week all in all, having a closer look at Beijing and surrounds. Luckily Cat was – and still is – an easy-going child. On the other […]

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Where in the world: Macau

This is the former Portuguese colony Macau, specifically the ruins of St Paul’s. A quick boat hop from Hong Kong, Macau is well worth a look.

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