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Dali

Arriving in Dali I couldn’t help thinking “What a dump.” The dusty dirtiness, the urinal-grey-tiled buildings, the aggressive taxi drivers… All seemed calculated to induce a feeling of weary disgust. Judging a city by its bus station is never really … Continue reading

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Kunming

After leaving Yangshuo I finally got to go somewhere new. The sleeper train was easy and fairly pleasant this time – I shared it with Tabitha from the hostel in Yangshuo, and a few Chinese people, including a local travel … Continue reading

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Yangshuo

The journey to Yangshuo was all too familiar – the same uncomfortable hard-sleeper where they locked all the toilets at midnight, the same unwelcome 7am arrival in Guilin and the all-too-familiar bus to the town itself. Last time I did … Continue reading

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Last Night A DJ Killed My Dog #009 – South-East Asia

Right now I’m taking a couple of months out to travel round South-East Asia, so I thought it would be good to have a soundtrack to accompany me along my (approximate) route. The result was a podcast that was much … Continue reading

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Beijing to Hong Kong to Zhuhai to Guangzhou

Every one of my trips has a first memorable moment. In ’02 it was sleeping in Birmingham Airport, in ’05 landing in the stunning delta at Faro. Last year it all started in Zhuhai, watching Brandy have her contacts fitted … Continue reading

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Foodtube Christmas dinner (sort of) – Bamboo Rat

Colourful Chinese name: Bamboo rat What it really is: Stir-fried dried rat bits with vegetables Location: Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

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