It must be serendipity. Just after I wrote an article on Hong Kong for the Toronto Star, the Bachelorette had a Hong Kong episode. And Bachelorette Ashley does a bunch of the same things that I did – so I’ve obviously been channelling the Bachelorette in Hong Kong- or maybe the Bachelorette has been channelling me. Of […]
I’m at the Li and Miao Minority Village in Hainan Island – and if you think you’re in for an authentic experience, it depends on your definition of authentic. If hordes of Chinese tour groups and lineups and guides waving flags and shouting in your face is authentic, then this is as real as it […]
Visiting China? You may want to spend some time on Hainan Island – China’s tropical island Well who knew China had it’s very own Hawaii? It’s called Hainan Island and it’s at the very southwestern tip of China. Only it’s a Hawaii with major Buddha statues – one bigger than the Statue of Liberty (and […]
I’m sitting in the KLM Lounge at Pearson airport. It’s after midnight and just one of those strange quiet times when it feels as if you’re the only person awake in the world. Certainly I’m one of the few in the lounge that’s awake. Just one more hour and I’m off to China. China! I’d […]
This is what happens when a travel article is lifted off the web, translated into Thai and translated back into English.