With a brief, chilled layover/recharge in Zhejiang (we’re talking hostel spas here, nothing fancy), we then moseyed on down to Shanghai. Instead of seeing the city first, we were taken to Zhuijajiao - the Venice of China. …Read More
Roland Barthes (French dude, big into literature and philosophy) describes cameras as ‘clocks for seeing’. I’ve got a lot of photographs and videos from Mongolia that really fail to capture its essence. I’ve briefly touched on it before but I thought I may expand a little today.
Photographs have a strange past, present, and future tense that create an odd relationship. They accentuate that we are all living our lives in relation to time. Weird, strange and fascinating huh.Read More
Art is made in order to express something that goes beyond reality.
I’m finding it super difficult to write down how I feel about Mongolia. It is one of the most beautifully emotional places I have ever visited. There’s only really one built up area in the country, and that is Ulaanbaatar, its capital cityRead More
Rompin', stompin', pumpin', jumpin', slidin', glidin', Here we go. I’M SO SORRY. It just had to be done. There were so many STEPS. So, you’ll soon learn (if you haven’t already) that almost every mountain in China is holy in some way or another. I think mountains in general have that ethereal thing going on. The UK doesn’t seem to get it. Probably ‘cause they’re always more on the hill side than the never-ending sweat and tears side of the spectrum.Read More
On the second day in Kashgar we headed to the (new) old town. I decided to brave some local food. After hearing some horror stories from our local guide, I thought I’d try some of the more identifiable goods on display...Read More