Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑, Hong Kong

  Three cheers for British Airways! Why? Because without them charging £1000 more to travel on a Friday night versus a Saturday night, I would not have been able to enjoy a full day off in Hong Kong. And, thanks to a double dose of good luck, I was upgraded to a very swanky hotel […]

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Petunias and Prayer Flags

Few places in the world conjure up a more romantic image than Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Like Mandalay, another city with poetic associations, the reality is somewhat different. A bustling, dusty, and increasingly modern city, taken at face value Kathmandu could be almost anywhere in Asia. However it’s far from without charm. The mountain […]

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Introducing Bhutan

‘I’m going on holiday’.  ‘Oh, anywhere nice?’ comes the response.  ‘Bhutan’ I reply.  The majority of my friends and colleagues have a pretty good idea where Bhutan is, with some vague recollection of a flag with a dragon on it, something to do with the people being happy and there being lots of mountains and […]

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