Beijing Backpacking, Day 16: When The Sky Is Blue, Where The Sky Is Blue

AIR POLLUTION SEEMS to be a hallmark of Beijing that regularly makes the news. To be fair, it has its good days and particularly bad days. It’s also aggravated in summer, where haze can lock in the stickiness or humidity – and it’s a humidity different from that which you would find in coastal areas … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 16: When The Sky Is Blue, Where The Sky Is Blue

Beijing Backpacking, Day 9: A Moment In Time Neither Here Nor There

LAST WEEK I went walkabout seeking beautiful architecture and a slice of the ‘real’ Beijing by breaking my journey at Beijing West Station with time to kill before my next meeting; only to be disappointed to find that the vast majority of the station concourse is only accessible to actual passengers. Beijing Railway Station (in … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 9: A Moment In Time Neither Here Nor There

Hallgrimskirkja: The sentinel of Reykjavik

Sitting sentinel upon on the tallest hill in Reykjavik, the seventy meter high silhouette of Hallgrimskirkja appears to resemble a sword that has been buried deep to it’s hilt. Surrounded by snow capped mountains, frozen lakes, eerie graveyards, Hallgrimskirkja (the Church of Hallgrimur) adds to the magic and mystery of Iceland and it’s capital city, … More Hallgrimskirkja: The sentinel of Reykjavik