Tag Archives: Travels

Cultural #Etiquette for the Chinese: Tipping in the #UK

During a recent cultural awareness training workshop for a group of Chinese engineers and managers, I was asked a great number of interesting questions, one of which was how and where to tip in the UK. One participant was particularly … Continue reading

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#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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A Historical Tour de #Belgium: #Bruges, #OstendAtlanticWalls and #Ypres

Following John’s post Remembering Great Granddad George, I am filling in some gaps and sharing a few more pictures of our ‘expedition’ to our European cousins. Yes, I have wanted to visit Bruges for quite sometime, long before I saw the … Continue reading

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Jewels of #Yorkshire: #BrimhamRocks, #YorkshireSculpturePark and #TourDeFrance

Many years have gone by since I lived in West Yorkshire, followed by a short happy year in South Yorkshire. For me, those were seven interesting years in my life, and for John, it was longer, and as a matter of … Continue reading

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