Istanbul, Turkey

Since I spent most of my time in Istanbul sick as a dog & confined to our hotel (Deniz House) I should really poach some photographs and tales from the BF, who made his Australian pilgrimage to Gallipoli, famous for it’s WWI battle and the origins of ANZAC day. Here are a few quick ones from when I did venture out into Sultanahmet, to The Blue Mosque & the Grand Bazaar.

Pic of the week; The Great Wall, Jinshanling, Beijing

Who would have thought, 3 years later and i’m back to Beijing. Now the land that bans Wikipedia/Googlemaps, and boasts a PMI index of 400+ is not my first love, but it has 3 stand out good points;

1) The cute S Luong Alley, Nanluoguxiang. Now home to $15Y Mojito stalls.
2) Sitting on City Walls. Beautiful courtyard Hutong hotel a stone’s through from The Forbidden City.
3) Our starting point for the Trans-Siberean Express!

The Chocolate Hills, Bohol

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The Chocolate Hills are Bohol’s most famous look out point. We stayed at Nuts Huts – a cool hidden jungle guesthouse 40 mins away in Lobok. It’s a little worse for wear after October 2013 earthquake, but there’s still half a dozen bamboo treehouses, a flock of tame goats, and a shangri-la style bar on stilts. Best of all you get to arrive adventure style, via dugout canoe.

24 hours in Taipai, Taiwan…

My top 3  spots for a stop-off in Taipei…

Taipei 101. Once the world’s highest tower, now relegated to 5th place, it does have bragging rights over the world’s fastest elevator.

Beitou Hot Springs. I love a jacuzzi but at 45 degrees they mean HOT!

Tamsui Seaside (or Danshui as it’s written in Mandarin on the MRT may just to confuse you.) Taiwanese Blackpool.

Getting there: http://www.flyscoot.com/‎ use Taipei as a handy stop-off to/from their Seoul route.

Where I stayed: Socket Hostel, 10 min walk from Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park MRT.

 

 

Pic of the week: Singapore Flyer

The view of The Singapore Flyer from Marina Parade, home of Beer Fest Asia 2013.

The view of The Singapore Flyer from Marina Parade, home of Beer Fest Asia 2013.

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