Category Archives: Travel Logs

#Shenzhen (1): a Modern Chinese City of Contrasting Experiences

I admit. I have been to Shenzhen before, three times. And I did not like it. The first time I travelled to Shenzhen was in the summer of 1999, when I was passing through, from Chongqing to Hong Kong. I … Continue reading

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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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