Frank offered to show us one of Shanghai’s hidden gems. Who could refuse an offer like that? So we jumped on the subway and made our way a short way across town. We exited the subway onto a broad commercial boulevard and the anywhere nature of our surrounds led me to question whether we had got off at the wrong stop, but just ten minutes down the road we found the Qibao Ancient Town.
Category: An Odyssey in the Orient
Travel stories from our trip through South-East Asia in 2009 and 2010.
A week in Shanghai was a fitting end to our six-month expedition; we were there for New Year and it was a great time to visit. We were left in awe of the sprawling metropolis, Shanghai is very much the archetype city of the new China.
Having done a lot of swimming in my time I was very comfortable with my Speedo wearing ability. I was quite confident on my ability to hold my own going into our trip to...
What is this overwhelming urge that drives us to climb big stuff? When did it first start? Where did come from? Most likely a group of caveman were sitting around their cave fire, they...
We had very high expectations for our time in Sabah Borneo. Unfortunately we couldn’t help but feeling a little disappointed when we left.
I recently bid a sad farewell to my friend and long-time travel companion: the greatest Single-Plug thongs to have graced god’s green earth.
Two men sit in a fishing boat about fifty metres off the shores of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, discussing the pros and cons of dynamite fishing.
While we were in Bali Amy and I caught up with my sister Merryn and her fiancée, Glenn. Early in the trip Merryn decided she needed a good story to take home. This is how she went about it…
Despite accommodating Australian tourists in bulk, Bali is well worth a visit. It really is an amazing place.
1. Smuggle or bribe bulk contraband through customs.