Hong Kong Hotspot: Effort, Reward and a Trek to Paradise

HONG KONG UNIVERSITIES are approaching their mid-semester break, and that generally means one thing – travel. But with midterms approaching, that leaves them little time or resources to fly out. Not to worry, because Hong Kong’s contrasts extend well into nature, and while many of its nature getaways are on outlying islands, Sai Kung East … More Hong Kong Hotspot: Effort, Reward and a Trek to Paradise

Beijing Backpacking, Day 19: The Everyday in An Attraction

MANY CITIES HAVE made a clear delineation between ‘public’ areas and ‘tourist attractions’. The entry fees, the price gouging and hoards of tourists that come in such high volumes so as to destroy the ambience and atmosphere that you would associate with the long history of a famous site. At any time after 10:00 a.m., … More Beijing Backpacking, Day 19: The Everyday in An Attraction

You wouldn’t think of visiting this ‘landmark’ … should you?

A couple of weeks ago we marvelled at how¬†infrastructure is a clear, artistic expression about society and its values in its particular time. As a stark contrast to that, in Australia, the seemingly most utilitarian, out of the way pieces of infrastructure have now transformed to allow us to see some form of beauty in … More You wouldn’t think of visiting this ‘landmark’ … should you?