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03.22 — Shadows on the Wall

Today’s Snapshot is another photo which is less about trying to visually capture modern China and more about my finding fun patterns to photograph. The pattern here comes courtesy of Changzhou’s restored ancient city wall, with sun casting shadows off the crenellations onto the opposite wide of the wall. 56 more words


03.09 — City Wall at Night

I love cities at night. Love the constellations and patterns of lights, grids tessellating and twisting and torquing and spreading in formations that seem almost  289 more words


Walking the city walls of Dubrovnik

I arrived in Dubrovnik in the peak of Summer. It was so hot, that I found myself lounging around on pebbled beaches, dipping in and out of the Adriatic Sea, eating at least a gelato a day and drinking ice-cold beer until the sun went down. 11 more words



Xi’an, whose name means “Western Peace”,  is an ancient city that was the capital of Imperial China for many dynasties.  It has a longer history as a cultural and government center than Beijing!  2,715 more words


48 hours in Xi’an

Have to admit, Xi’an is equivalent to Terracotta Warriors in many people’s mind.  Of course, this is a must-visit here.  But before we headed to the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, we made our first stop at the Terracotta Warriors workshop and learnt how these were made first.   393 more words


Iberian trip IV: Central Portugal

Let’s continue with the chronicle of our Spain & Portugal trip last October! This will be the last entry about the trip and you can check the previous posts here: … 763 more words


Xi'An: The terracotta warriors and CODE PURPLE!

Another day, another walled city. I hadn’t planned for this but somehow it was just very practical to do three walled cities in a row: Datong (which is in the process of rebuilding a historic city), Pingyao (which is a historic walled city) and now Xi’An, which boasts the record of having the biggest wall and is a mix of both new and old. 511 more words