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The Chongqing Days: 10th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Not long ago, less than ten years in fact, many of the local expats were calling Chongqing the Wild West of China.  Development was less than ideal, international residents were scarce and foreign-oriented establishments nearly impossible to find.  While not… Continue Reading →

The Chongqing Days: Hong’en Temple Park

It was another one of what would be many grey mornings in the forthcoming Chongqing winter.  I had barely been in the city 2 weeks and had been too preoccupied to explore as much as I normally would.  On our… Continue Reading →

Week in Pictures 27.06.2015

The Chongqing Days: A Sunny Day in Guanyinqiao

I had read it many times before ever arriving; Chongqing was notorious for its grey skies.  Optimists attribute this to the city’s surrounding mountains trapping the humidity and clouds overhead.  More cynical folks brush it off as constant pollution.  In… Continue Reading →

Week in Pictures 20.06.2015

Week in Pictures 13.06.2015

Week in Pictures 30.05.2015

A photo per day for a week posted on Facebook and Twitter.  This week is snippets of daily life in Chongqing      

The Chongqing Days: World’s Longest Escalator?

  Several months ago, I read a vague claim that Chongqing was home to the longest escalator in the world.  An obscure claim to fame to be sure, but quirky enough to look into.  Further research told me it was… Continue Reading →

Hats

This raggedy leather cap is one I was handed down from an Irish traveller in Bangkok that has since worked its way into my normal travel gear.  Apparently having changed hands a couple times before him, as Gavan had no… Continue Reading →

Ephemeral

Normally, I don’t like taking photographs of people.  It’s awkward when they notice you viewing them quickly from the outside, and even more so when you go up and attempt asking permission to take pictures of them. Somewhere in between… Continue Reading →

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