CCTV Building The CCTV building is the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters located near to the Third Ring Road in Beijing’s new Central Business District. The unique design involves two L-shaped towers connected at the top and the bottom to form a continuous structure. At its tallest point the building is 234m high with the twoContinue reading “CCTV Building”
As I walked through the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing a tree covered hill stood in front of me, on top two colourful Pagondas. This seemed like a great place to view the surrounding area and after taking a look at my city map it would be possible to visit. The area wasContinue reading “The Singers of Jingshan Park”
Getting into Tiananmen Square was hard enough. We joined a large crowd of Chinese people, shuffling slowly forwarded. We waited while people looked at us strangely, pointed at our feet and laughing, not knowing if joining the group was even the right thing to do. Eventually we arrived at a security checkpoint, where our bagsContinue reading “The Body of Chairman Mao”
The last few months have been a whirlwind, devouring all my time and this blog has suffered as a result of that. This is something I want to remedy starting now. Last year I packed up my life and moved countries, back home to the UK. Before getting completely settled I took a month holidayContinue reading “System Failure”
It has been a while since I have talked about tourism related topics on this blog but after seeing the news from the Tiger Temple in Thailand I couldn’t ignore it. For those who aren’t familiar with the recent news or the Tiger Temple in general I will quickly recap. The Tiger Temple is aContinue reading “The Tiger Temple”
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is an agency of the United Nations with its purpose to contribute to peace and security by promoting science, culture and education.. UNESCO overseas many different projects but the one I want to concentrate on is their involvement in World Heritage Sites. UNESCO assists in protecting World HeritageContinue reading “UNESCO World Heritage Sites”
Everyday thousands of people queue to visit the embalmed remains of former leader Ho Chi Minh. The mausoleum in Hanoi was completed in 1975 after two years of construction and six years after Ho Chi Minh’s death. Even though in his will Ho Chi Minh stated that he wanted to be cremated he body wasContinue reading “Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum”
Landmarks have always been a favourite of mine and they have featured heavily on my blog in the past. Over the next few weeks I will be posting about different landmarks around the world that I have visited in the form of a photograph, description or my experience, sometimes it may be all three. A landmarkContinue reading “Landmarks Around the World”
I have updated and reorganised my pages to make it is easier for others to find my favourite posts and photographs. I have divided them into the following geographical categories: Australia Asia Europe Please take a look, like and share any content that you find interesting.
“I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel.” – Christopher McCandless More inspiration from Into the Wild HERE.