The K636 Train – Shenzhen to Yongding

I borrowed this photo from - pretty much the same as the K636

I’d been working away in Shenzhen for a while now so it was time for a journey. But where too? I’d been to nearby Hong Kong, Macao and had a quick look at Guangzhou, so where to next? I wanted to find somewhere not to far away, reasonably simple to get to, and somewhere that had something special going for it. Read More.....» »


My First Ride in an Electric Taxi (Shenzhen, China)


Shenzhen is one of China’s more modern cities and it’s a place where there’s a strong focus on clean energy sources and on reducing pollution. It’s also where one of China’s more well known car makers resides, BYD. So what do you get when a bus company, a car company and some government help come together? Read More.....» »


More Photos of Macau…

Chapel of St. Francis Xavier at Coloane Village
Some random photos from around Macau, Taipa, Cotai and Coloane.
[caption id="attachment_770" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Chapel of St. Francis Xavier at Coloane Village"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_771" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Roman Ampitheatre at Fishermans Wharf"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_772" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The square outside the Cathederal (near Senado Sq)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="An amazingly detailed gold sculpture at gallery inside the Grand Lisboa "][/caption] [caption id="attachment_774" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A place for unlucky Grand Lisboa visitors? Mount Fortress."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_775" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A public square..cant remember where.."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_776" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="View of the ruins of St. Pauls from Mount Fortress"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Holy House of Mercy at Senado Sq"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_778" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Senado Sq"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_779" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="a temple (cant remember..i think it was on Rua do Almirante Sergio)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_780" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A mural in Taipa depicts Portuguese traders"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_781" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The Wynn Casino and Hotel"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_782" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Why not go for a Gondola ride while inside the Venetian casino..."][/caption] Read More.....» »


The Historic Centre of Macau

A-Ma Temple - Get there when the tour buses arrive and enjoy the crowd!

The Historic Centre of Macau is probably the number one tourism attraction outside of the casinos and it’s also inscribed on the World Heritage List. Its  a collection of buildings and temples that reflect the history of Macau, in particular it reflects the history of east meeting west, with most of the buildings reflecting the citys Portuguese past. Read More.....» »