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Where's Jonny? Care to dine with me? You would think that 11 years of daily food tasting for a living might put me off?......au contraire! Chomp away with me across 6 continents. Seduced like a bloodhound to the scent of good food, I anticipate the misty waft of steaming broths, the satisfying crunch of mudbugs and the vibrant aroma of freshly pulverised lemongrass. Buon appetito

Trip: Panda spotting in Beijing

There are [8] stories from my trip: Panda spotting in Beijing

Gallery: Thailand - Top to bottom

THAILAND | Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

Taste buds have a party
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tea ceremonies, turbulence and Tokyo

CHINA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [824] | Comments [1]

I formed an inofficial Chinese tea appreciation society with two of Birminghams best travelled females.  Lets call them Louise and Jennifer (actually thats their real names ha ha ha) Though mystified by my level of passion for all things edible(and ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Eats shoots and leaves

CHINA | Saturday, 17 Mar 2007 | Views [859]

There are only 1000 Giant Pandas left in the wild. My quest to photograph this tearful soul in its natural surroundings would take me across China, but on the way, I was to meet with an army of immortals..... I inspected the three sandy pits of soldiers ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

No Peking

CHINA | Sunday, 11 Mar 2007 | Views [991]

It's all beginning to make sense. What served the aquatic bird by way of buoyancy during its life, serves the Chinese by way of insulation.  At -4 degrees it's literally freezing here. I am referring to duck which can be tasted in almost all restaurants.... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating

Thoughts on Beijing

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [1103]

This is an incomprehendibly large country with an equally astonishing amount of inhabitants.  A third of the world eat with chopsticks and one in four of the worlds population are Chinese so I realise that I cannot write holistically about a nations ... Read more >

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Crouching trouser, hidden turd

CHINA | Saturday, 10 Mar 2007 | Views [1002]

Toilets are always worth a mention in any travellers blog.  They provide hours of entertainment and clean humour, or not as the case may be. I was eating in a smart, centrally based restaurant in Beijing.  Each table had two different coloured cloths ... Read more >

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Gallery: Mainland China

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Photo Gallery

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rickshaw scumbags

CHINA | Thursday, 8 Mar 2007 | Views [1247] | Comments [2]

I was ripped off today in an organised scam. What annoys me most is that these TOSSERS prey on tourists or weak individuals, not that I'm the latter.  However, I was actually very tired and hungry.  It was my first day walking the streets of Beijing ... Read more >

Tags: Scams & Robberies