Month: December 2011

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Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

I have had the pleasure of visiting Hong Kong a few times already. The first time I stayed for a week, and it was my first trip to Asia. I instantly loved it. A bustling place, with great food, shopping, markets, a place where English-looking double decker trams meet Chinese boats and the Tian Tan Buddha, and the neat skyscrapers… Read more →

Travel photo: Friendship Statue in Macau

The Friendship Statue stands on Senado Square, and shows a Chinese girl giving a flower to a Portuguese boy. The flower is actually a lotus flower, which is the floral emblem of Macau, and the girl offering the lotus to the boy symbolises the friendship between the Chinese and Portuguese. The lotus can also be found on Macau’s flag. In… Read more →

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Great kiwi driving routes: the Southern Scenic Route

New Zealand, I have found, has named its highways very appropriately. There’s the Surf Highway with great surf beaches, or the Forgotten World Highway, that looks like Jurassic Park (with a forgotten republic thrown in there, just for kicks). This article is about the Southern Scenic Route, and let me tell you, the route really lives up to its name. Read more →

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Travel photo: New Regent Street, Christchurch

Regent Street is perhaps one of the most well-known streets in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is right in the centre of town and popular with tourists and locals alike. It dates back to the 1930s and was actually New Zealand’s first mall, as it was built as one big commercial unit. When in Christchurch, one should definitely pay a visit… Read more →

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