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Top 10 Travel Songs for Hopeless Wanderers

  Here are my top 10 travel songs for hopeless wanderers – serious travel songs best enjoyed in the company of a stiff drink or on a train late at night (or, ideally, both). The choices are pretty personal so definitely not a great fit for everyone, but if you’ve got a bit of the […]

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Under the Red Sky in China

Earlier this year I spent a semester studying Chinese at a university in Chengdu, South West China. The key ‘attraction’ of our university was the 操场, “sports ground,” an artificial running track surrounded on all four sides by towering apartment blocks. Myself and handful of other foreigners would often sit on the dusty grandstand in the evening, […]

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