• <h3><a href="passport/china/beijing.html">Beijing China</a></h3>


    Beijing China


    Beijing history dates back three millennia, renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks and gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures. Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, Great Wall, and the Grand Canal.

  • <h3><a href="passport/china/great-wall-mutianyu.html">The Great Wall - Mutianyu</a></h3>


    The Great Wall – Mutianyu


    As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.

  • <h3><a href="passport/macau.html">Macau</a></h3>


    Macau


    Macau (also spelled Macao) is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and one of the world’s most densely populated spots. Until 1999 Macau was an overseas territory of Portugal.


Warsaw city break

Completely destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital of Poland, located on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła).   The medieval capital of Poland was the southern city of Krakow, but Warsaw has been the...

Warsaw Poland

Yangon – formerly Rangoon

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub...

Yangon Myanmar

Return to Bangkok

A return trip and stop-over to Bangkok before heading south to Rai Leh and onward to fascinating Myanmar.   The air is thick and the traffic terrible as usual, but Bangkok is a vibrant and colourful place. Night...

Bangkok Thailand

Mount Popa – Taung Kalat

Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Myanmar, perhaps best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.   Fifty kilometers southeast of...

Mount Popa Myanmar

Warsaw city break

Completely destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, Warsaw (Polish: Warszawa) is the capital of Poland, located on the Vistula River (Polish: Wisła).   The medieval capital of Poland was the southern city of Krakow, but Warsaw has been the...

Warsaw Poland

Yangon – formerly Rangoon

Yangon, formerly Rangoon, was the capital of Myanmar until it was superseded by Naypyidaw in November 2005. Today, with a population of over 5 million people, it remains the largest city and main economic hub...

Yangon Myanmar

Return to Bangkok

A return trip and stop-over to Bangkok before heading south to Rai Leh and onward to fascinating Myanmar.   The air is thick and the traffic terrible as usual, but Bangkok is a vibrant and colourful place. Night...

Bangkok Thailand

Mount Popa – Taung Kalat

Mount Popa is a volcano 1518 metres (4981 feet) above sea level, and located in central Myanmar, perhaps best known as a pilgrimage site, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain.   Fifty kilometers southeast of...

Mount Popa Myanmar

PARIS VS LONDON

A weekend break offers me the insight to discover the true value of a break in Paris and how it compares to London in 2010.   There was a time when Paris was the clear winner as the most...

London

Nude-In San Francisco

It is not illegal to be nude in San Francisco, in fact the city claims it is okay to be naked. Though a proposed law may mean that nudists will have to carry a towel...

San Francisco United States

Seat 64A on a 747-400

Using my frequent flyer points I upgraded the return journey from Toronto to London on British Airways. Knowing I was going to fly on a Boeing 747-400 I soon asked friends and searched SeatGuru for...

Tickets to Machu Picchu

Visitor numbers to Machu Picchu are restricted to 2500 people per day, even less if you want to explore Huayna Picchu or Machu Mountain with only 400 per day.   Planning ahead and booking tickets to Machu Picchu...

Machu Picchu


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