The Weirdest Places I’ve Been

Well it’s Sunday, and talked about my favourite cities and other places regularly, and I wanted something a bit different to write about, and then I thought – ‘weird’ – I must have travelled to some pretty weird destinations in my life. What did I find out there that left me feeling it was, well, …

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The Best of City Rumble

Although I've only done about half a dozen posts on 'City Rumble', there have already been some favourites. Here are my three favourite battles between two cities to see who came out on top!   3/ Dubai versus Astana Both are amazing cities in this post-modern world, with the most incredible assortment of buildings. Take …

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Seven on Sunday – Big Cities

Who doesn’t like a big city? Oh… you don’t? Fair enough. End of post May the Journey Never End! But seriously. Today I list seven of the biggest cities I’ve been to that have blown me away. I’ve had to resort to Wikipedia for the populations, and it’s hard to know what sort of boundaries …

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City Rumble – Shanghai versus Tokyo

Yes, back again with two Asian heavyweights in the ring is this week’s CITY RUMBLE. We have the centre of commerce for China, Shanghai, and Japan’s mega-capital, Tokyo lining up against each other. Both are amazing cities in their own right, both attract a lot of tourists, both boast a host of attractions and things …

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Train Journeys – Guilin to Shanghai

Everywhere I go, as you might have gathered, if I can take a train or two, I do. I took a couple in China, both over-nighters, and the most memorable was the one from Guilin to Shanghai. Leaving Guilin in the evening, and not arriving until mid-afternoon in Shanghai, I went the soft sleeper which …

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Sunday Spotlight: Shanghai

If there was one city in China I was keen to visit before I went there, it was Shanghai. Why? Perhaps it seemed the most romantic of China’s cities? The most forward-thinking even back before China opened itself up to tourism, full of shiny skyscrapers and technology. Ripped off technology, sure, but technology none-the-less. I …

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