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Faces of Nanjing

Living in Nanjing was curious. Not only had I never lived or even been to China before; the only comparison I had was a week in Hong Kong, which is amazing but couldn’t be any more different. Nanjing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, having been the seat of power repeatedly in the country’s long history. Nanjing… Read more →

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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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