Hong Kong Queuey (Part Two-ey)

The skyline of one of the world’s great mega-cities spread out before me and away into the distance. The views from Victoria Peak were staggering, and despite the heavy tourist traffic on the tram coming up, the trail around the peak was virtually deserted which suited me just fine. After a few hours ambling around, […]

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Hong Kong Queuey

Prelude : An apology. Apologies for the delay between posts, it’s been a chaotic 3 months however there’s no excuse for not posting in so long! I’m looking forward to getting you all up to speed on the most recent set of travels and activities (including finally making it to one of China’s ‘big hitters’ […]

Harbin(ger) of doom! (part 1)

Just over two years ago, sat in a cafe somewhere in Cambodia, Leighton was showing me some pictures from his visit to the Harbin snow and ice festival in Heilongjiang province, China. It looked spectacular, a cacophony of ice, snow and colour with gargantuan sculptures between huge, illuminated buildings forming a mini-city made from ice. I […]

Genocide & Puppies

Second day in Phnom Penh, an interesting yet highly sobering day exploring the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum followed by the Choeung Ek Genocidal Centre (The killing fields) Harrowing stuff 😦 I can’t really explain the feeling you get visiting these places and reflecting on the atrocities performed here; even trying to begin to imagine going through […]

F**k me, that’s a lot of bats!

After my Ankor Wat exertions I spent the following morning taking in the Ankor museum before spending the afternoon pottering around Siem Reap. Then it was another day temple-touring, talking in some of the more ‘remote’ temple sights with a trip to the landmine museum on the way round. Pretty templed-out after that so yesterday […]