Hiroshima, Japan – City of hope,love and peace

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Rate our ReviewsOn the face of things, Hiroshima looks like any modern city going about its business… Wide boulevards are lined with shopping malls; ‘Sales’ signs splashed in red ink adorn every shop window… the occasional tram trundles along its track through the streetscape, while people stand impatiently at the crossings, in a hurry to […]

Myanmar – Before Time Bagan…UNESCO Heritage-Part 2

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Rate our ReviewsMy reverie was suddenly interrupted by the ‘vroom-vroom’ of a bus as it slipped and skidded along the sandy path towards me. Once the dust settled around this extrinsic piece of metal, I could see a hundred faces pressed against the glass, eyes wide in anticipation of more ancient mysteries to discover. I […]

Myanmar- Before Time Bagan- UNESCO Heritage-Part 1

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Rate our ReviewsAs I sat in my sojourn and absorbed the never-ending panorama of flat, arid land, it felt as if some godly finger had suddenly pressed ‘pause’…Eerily still and deafeningly quiet, I imagined the resonance of my heartbeat, in perfect synchronicity to the horizon before me… a lifeline interjected with the pyramidal form of […]

Chengdu, China- Happy & a Giant Panda

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Rate our ReviewsThe prospect of stepping into mainland China filled me with dread. The memory of puking outside the gates of the Forbidden Palace suddenly filled my mind; the outcome of either consuming the ‘weird but not so wonderful’, or the roller coaster ‘dive-in-dive-out’ driving, commonplace in China. Let’s not forget the vile, retch-worthy hole-in-the-ground-loos, […]

Japan – It’s Weird but Wonderful

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Rate our ReviewsJapan is a country of true contradictions. Some of the most sexual and violently explicit Manga animations are at odds with a culture priding itself on custom, respect and courtesy. We’re all familiar with the Japanese stereotype of incessant bowing and of subservient women who are dedicated to pleasing and satisfying their husbands. […]