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The Great Wall of China

Sightseeing in China

There are two ways of seeing the sights China has to offer – escorted tour or going it alone. Escorted tours are fine if you like being shown around somewhere and shuttled between the country’s tourist highlight. But fine though tours operated by companies like Wendy Wu are, they’re pretty darned expensive. If you’re on […]

Batu Caves gift shop. The illuminated pictures of Hindu deities were particularly tacky...

Souvenirs You Don’t Need

On my first visit to another continent, I really went overboard on the whole souvenir thing. So I can back from New York laden with miniature Empire State Buildings, New York taxis and all kinds of other stuff that’s now sitting in boxes in my garage. Since then I’ve learned to loath souvenirs. No doubt […]

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Torrential rain in China...
Torrential Rain in China!
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Thai cyclist wearing umbrella hat
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Thai Cat sleeps between two Bangkok escalators
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