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19 July 2024


These articles and blogs all have a connection to Asia.

  • Angkor Wat.

    Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world.

  • Arrival in Beijing.

    We arrived in Beijing at about 6:50 am & getting through immigration was easy. This was a huge but very well-run airport. 

  • Arrival in Tokyo.

    Arrival in Tokyo.

    I will arrive in Tokyo today.

  • Chongqing to Beijing

    I woke up early & had a cup of tea around 6:30 in the Yangtze Bar before going for breakfast. I saw Selina, our waitress, before she left, thanked her for looking after me & then went for breakfast.

  • Exploring Beijing.

    Today, we visited many exciting places in Beijing. It was like walking through the pages of a history book.

  • Exploring Shanghai.

    Shanghai is the fastest developing city in China & today went on a sightseeing tour of the city. 

  • Flight to Tokyo.

    Madrid to Tokyo.

    I will travel from Madrid to Tokyo today.

  • Giant Pandas.

    Before we moved on to Shanghai, we would be visiting the Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Centre. I think everyone on the trip has been looking forward to this visit. 

  • Great Wall of China.

    As a small boy, I was fascinated by China and always wanted to visit China. One of the things I wanted to do if I visited China was to walk a section of the Great Wall of China.

  • Great Wall of China.

    Today was why I came to China: to walk on the Great Wall of China and cross this off my bucket list.

  • Hiroshima to Tokyo.

    Hiroshima to Tokyo.

    Today, I will leave Hiroshima and return to Tokyo.

  • Huangpu River.

    Today, we had the morning at leisure in Shanghai before going on a cruise along the Huangpu River to view the Shanghai skyline from the river. After this, we went to Nanjing Road for some retail therapy.

  • Kyoto to Osaka.

    Kyoto to Osaka.

    Today, I will leave Kyoto to travel to Osaka.

  • Kyoto.

    Kyoto sightseeing.

    Today, I will spend a day exploring Kyoto.

  • Langkawi Sky Bridge.

    I saw a photo of the Langkawi Sky Bridge on my computer when Microsoft chose it as a screen saver, and I decided to add it to my bucket list.

  • Leshan Buddha.

    Today we went to see the Giant Leshan Buddha & this evening we went to see the Sichuan Opera & Folk Art show. 

  • Los Alcazares to Madrid.

    LA to Madrid.

    I will travel from Los Alcazares to Madrid the day before my flight to Japan and stay overnight in Madrid.

  • Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi.

    Mount Fuji.

    Today, I will visit Mount Fuji and stay overnight in Kawaguchi.

  • Nagoya and Kyoto.

    Nagoya and Kyoto.

    Today, I will leave Kawaguchi and visit Nagoya on the way to Kyoto.

  • Okayama to Hiroshima.

    Okayama to Hiroshima.

    Today, I will leave Okayama and travel to Hiroshima.

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