Open-air Medicine, Shanghai

When I visit Shanghai, I tend to stay in the “local” neighbourhoods. The hotels are a bit more basic, but they are definitely cheaper and you can see the street life going on around you. In this case people would have a consultation on the street, which is different to the “behind closed doors” approachContinue reading “Open-air Medicine, Shanghai”

From the Oriental Pearl Tower

I’m absolutely terrified of heights, but some reason, I like taking pictures from tall buildings. The Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai has a fine view of the Bund and the riverside area. In this case, I felt that everything below had a toy like quality, partly because everything looked frozen and unmoving (I believe theContinue reading “From the Oriental Pearl Tower”

In Helsinki, 2003

I didn’t really travel anywhere until I was in my thirties and even now (many years later), the list of places I would like to go is pretty long. Anyway, once upon a time, I visited Helsinki over a number of months, lazing in the long, warm summer evenings and when winter came, shivering inContinue reading “In Helsinki, 2003”