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China: Shanghai Sights

November 6, 20120 Comments

Sightseeing in Shanghai There is enough to entertain you in Shanghai for more than the four days we had here, with the 30 day countdown ticking on our visa we had to get a move on.  The things that kept us entertained for our limited time were: The Jing’An Temple is a fully restored (adorned throughout with […]

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Flashpacking in China: Shanghai Arrival

November 4, 20122 Comments

Getting to China on this trip represents a real milestone for us.  China has always held a mysterious lure for me and I have been wanting to visit here since I was a child.   With independent travel around China easier than ever, we decided to ignore some of the doom merchants who advise against travelling here. We just […]

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Korea: Jeju Two Day Driving Itinerary

October 23, 20122 Comments

I mentioned in our previous Jeju travel blog the different options for getting around the sights of Jeju, and why we chose to hire a car.  Here we set out our own itinerary and the sights we managed to visit with a two day car hire.  Our pace was very leisurely, and we did a fair […]

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Korea: Jeju Island and Getting Around

October 21, 20126 Comments

We took a flight from Seoul to Jeju with Jeju Air, the train and ferry options were a bit long winded so we took to the air instead. The Jeju Air cabin crew were very helpful, and as the flight was only around 45 minutes, there is little to report about the journey. Except that […]

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Korea: Seoul Food Market is World Class

October 18, 20120 Comments

Kwangjang Market Travelling around Asia for the last few months we have seen our fair share of ‘traditional’ markets.  Some examples deserve their traditional moniker; others would be best described as tourist traps. As the lure of the tourist dollar replaces traditional traders with those selling souvenirs, fake designer goods or other merchandise that has the […]

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