Moving on from Cuba

  Arriving in Guatemala City after spending some time in Cuba was like a huge slap in the face by commercialism. An endless stream of billboards, fast food restaurants and American retail chain stores seemed to line the roadside giving a real modern and racy feel.  In Cuba the only billboards that could be seen…

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Fantastic 2012 Calendars

enigmatic china calendar – Images by Jillian Mitchell I have recently released some gorgeous new calendars featuring images that showcase the spectacular beauty of the lily and the magnificent magnolia. A3 in size and printed on 200gsm high quality satin art paper the calendars come bound with white wire and are ready to hang. The…

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Latest Article Published

My latest published article has just been released in the June 2011 issue of Qatar Airways inflight magazine – Oryx. It is a short introduction to one of my favorite areas in Guangzhou. To read the full piece, My Favourite Street, Guangzhou – click here.

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The Nam Hai, Hoi An Beach, Vietnam

Slated as Vietnam’s premiere luxury resort, The Nam Hai certainly has pretty much attained the right formula. The grounds and rooms are both beautifully designed and practically laid out taking advantage of both classic Vietnamese architecture and the stunning beachfront location.  Each unit is stylishly appointed enjoying ocean views with attentive, well trained staff to…

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sailing on jewel coloured waters at Boracay

Boracay – Getting there

Although this was my first visit to the Philippines I can confidently say it won’t be my last.    A huge surprise was just how close it is to Hong Kong.   (My flight from Shanghai to HK was longer than the HK to Manila section.) Flights to Boracay, despite being an easy 1 hour or so…

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Yangshuo: a threatened wonder?

Being Popular in the World’s Most Populous Nation Brings its Challenges.   An article in Wanderlust magazine discusses the “Threatened Wonders 2010”, which sees Yangshuo as number 2 on the list.   Needless to say I found some of the comments quite interesting and thought I might toss my opinion out there.   Most of China’s…

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Train from Nanning to Hanoi

  The overnight train service running daily between Nanning and Hanoi is very comfortable in Chinese soft sleeper carriages however don’t look forward to getting too much sleep.   Departure from Nanning is currently at 6.45 pm, with arrival in Pingxiang a little after 10pm for Chinese border control formalities which took around 90 minutes.   …

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2010 Calendar – Nature in Black & White

2010 “Nature in Black & White” Calendar – Images by Jillian Mitchell The absence of colour allows us to see more clearly the beautiful and intricate patterns of nature. A3 in size and printed on 200gsm high quality satin art paper the calendars come bound with white wire and are ready to hang. To purchase…

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2010 Calendar – China in Black & White

2010 “China in B&W” Calendar – Images by Jillian Mitchell China offers an extremely diverse range of beautiful scenery and traditional culture that make for a truly exotic destination. These are the images I have selected for my 2010 Calendar – China in Black & White. A3 in size and printed on 200gsm high quality…

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2010 Calendars – **NEW**

I had loads of fun putting together my 2010 Landscapes Calendar the other week and one thing that was very clear was that I wanted to use way too many photos! So I have put together 2 more calendars in black & white.   They make fantastic gifts and it the season is rapidly approaching!

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NEW! 2010 Calendar – Landscapes

calendar – Images by Jillian Mitchell 2010 LANDSCAPES A selection of stunning images of this amazing world we live in. A3 in size and printed on 200gsm high quality satin art paper the calendars come bound with white wire and are ready to hang. To get your copy click on the following link to be…

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Lotus in Bloom

    Beautiful lotus flowers are starting to bloom in ponds around Yangshuo. Symbolizing purity, peace and perfection, the pink lotus is said to be the most sacred of all.         Two of the best places to view these sublime blossoms in town are in the large pond on the outskirts of Yangshuo park…

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