Category Archives: Travel Logs

Fast and Slow – a Tale of Two Tapas Restaurants (#Tenerife 2)

by John Kirk During our two weeks on the Spanish island of Tenerife we had the pleasure to eat at two very different tapas bars. Both great in their own way, and highly rated on the all-important TripAdvisor website, they … Continue reading

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Beating #Winter Blues in #CanaryIslands: a Tropical #Spanish Delight (#Tenerife 1)

On Boxing Day 2014, it started snowing in Birmingham, England. Through the social media, especially the Chinese WeChat, I saw pictures shared by friends, some very excited about being able to build a snowman in their back garden, others less … Continue reading

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#Dubai: A Modern City Where the East Meets the West

By John Kirk Dubai is a symbol of the modern world, energy hungry, multinational and dedicated to consumerism and the pursuit of luxury. Thirty years ago it barely existed, a minor port in the Arabian Gulf; one of the less significant … Continue reading

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#China’s Great Wall No Longer Stops Invaders.

By John Kirk A fat business man parked his Range Rover right across the pedestrian crossing as we approached. I pointed out the selfishness of this as we detoured around his two tons of expensive male jewellery, but he just smiled … Continue reading

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