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I probably have to write something about the bizarre Princess Diana statue garden in Nansha

The news that William and Harry are planning to have a statue of their mother built in Kensington Palace gardens has reminded me of the entire garden full of Princess Di statues I happened upon in Nansha, a distant suburb … Continue reading

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Yunnan trip photos

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We’ve just returned from a massive three week trip to China’s southwest corner. Here are some photos – click on the thumbnails for big versions.

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Visit #1

I haven’t written much on here over the past couple of weeks because my mother, sister and her fiancee have been visiting. Now they are all safely back in the UK it’s time to put up the photos, describe briefly … Continue reading

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A couple of weeks ago I went with V down to Hubei to “register”. It’s a bit like getting married, except the wedding itself won’t be for a few years, so best think of it as an engagement. Things didn’t … Continue reading

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Come to China

I invited quite a few people to come and visit me in China this year. If I didn’t invite you then I probably just forgot. It may seem a little daunting at first, but it’s really not as difficult or … Continue reading

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As I left Lijinag Mama Naxi packed me off with a selection of fruit and a bag of lavender and sent me with one of her drivers to the bus station, where I got on the sleeper bus to Jinhong. … Continue reading

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On the advice of Dylan from the hotel in Dali I saved myself a couple of quid by getting the bus to Lijiang from the side of the road instead of booking it through an agency in town. That’s how … Continue reading

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