The Yangon Circle Line is a slow ride, taking three hours to complete the loop as it passes through the city’s outlying areas. It is, however, a good way to see the rest of Myanmar’s former capital.Read More
One summer night in Sapporo // 札幌, 北海道
One summer night in Sapporo where we stumbled upon the Hokkaido Bon dance and automated multi-storey car parks.Read More
I enjoy uncovering everyday stories and talking to strangers. Dense urban cities fascinate me as there are many stories hidden within the concrete buildings and others waiting to be discovered in the streets.Read More
Oh, to be warm!
As I write this post, I’m standing by the heater to keep warm and occasionally peeking out of the window. I’m waiting for snow to appear. According to the weather forecast, there’s 100% chance of snowfall from 0100-0200 in Brussels tonight. But all I see and hear are fat raindrops. The latest weekly photo challenge…Read More
Tea notes in China: Lijiang and Hangzhou
Centuries ago, weary tea and horse traders travelling along the Ancient Tea-Horse Road 茶马古道 passed through Lijiang en-route to or from Shangri-la. Bricks of pu-erh tea 普洱茶 were bartered for Tibetan horses amongst the merchants. It was in Lijiang, which is in China’s Yunnan province, where my budding love affair with Chinese tea started. The year was 2008 and you can read…Read More