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Having a Beer in Wuzhen

Having a beer while relaxing in Wuzhen water city. (GPS 30.753714, 120.474293)

Wuzhen Canal

Looking down the canal in Wuzhen water city, with some traditional style buildings at the waters edge.

This was part of the Wuzhen West Scenic Zone.

Australian Pavilion Demonstration – Video

Part of the show presented inside the Australian Pavilion at the 2010 EXPO in Shanghai.

 

Australia Pavilion – World Expo 2010

The Australian Pavilion at World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.

Waibaidu Bridge – Shanghai

Known as The Garden Bridge in English, it is the first all-steel bridge, and the only surviving example of a camelback truss bridge, in China.

A City View – Summer Palace

A view from a hill in the Summer Palace, Beijing.

To get to the Summer Palace, take the subway to Xiyuan station on Line 4, then exit C2. Turn left after 50m and continue walking until you see the entrance on your right hand side.

The Great Wall

The Badaling section of the great wall – about 70km from Beijing.  Popular with the tourists!

Huashan (Mount Hua) – A few steps

A few steps leading up Mount Hua in Shaanxi Province.  The mountain is located about 120km east of Xi’an and is located on the Xi’an-Beijing train route for anybody wishing to stop there coming from either of the two locations.

If anybody is thinking about going up the Mountain, I strongly suggest taking the Cable Car up, and walking down, unless you want a full day’s hike.

Hulishan Fortress Cannons – Xiamen

Hulishan Fortress is on the southern shore of Xiamen Island, and it was built in 1894.  It contains one of the largest cannon’s I’ve seen, weighing in at about 50 tonne.

The picture shows 5 remaining cannon’s from 1841, used to protect against invasions from the British.

The Sands Casino

One of the biggest Casino’s in Macau.  The Sands Macao is both a Casino and Hotel… it even has a McDonald’s and KFC inside.

Turbojet Ferry

The Turbojet ferry that makes the passage from Hong Kong to Macau.  The trip took a little over an hour and cost just over $20AUD.

It’s very easy to get a ticket at the Ferry port in Hong Kong (Shun Tak Centre). The easiest way to get to the Centre is to take the MTR to Sheung Wan station.  There is an exit that leads directly into the centre.  Once inside there are signs advising where to go to get Ferry tickets.

A Taxi outside the Fong

A typical Hong Kong taxi driving through Lan Kwai Fong, just outside of The Fong bar.

The Peak, Hong Kong

A view from The Peak (Victoria Peak) in Hong Kong, looking over the city.

Stanley, Hong Kong

A view out into Stanley Bay, Hong Kong.

The Charterhouse Hotel – Hong Kong

The view from my room at The Charterhouse Hotel, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

http://www.charterhouse.com/

Hong Kong Airport

Looking out at the mountains of Hong Kong from the airport.