Category Archives: Wandering

Exiled in Ratnagiri: King Thibaw

I had never read Amitav Ghosh before I read “Glass Palace”. Reading in my late grandfather’s aamrai (mango orchard) in Vaghotan, I was transported to the mid-nineteenth century Mandalay

Exiled in Ratnagiri: King Thibaw

I had never read Amitav Ghosh before I read “Glass Palace”. Reading in my late grandfather’s aamrai (mango orchard) in Vaghotan, I was transported to the mid-nineteenth century Mandalay

Great Wall: Mutiantyu, Huaguoshan

Most people have the Great Wall on their travel wish-list. Having lived in Beijing for a year, I’ve been to The Wall five times. Each time, I’ve been struck by the sheer scale of the 8000 km edifice.

Great Wall: Mutiantyu, Huaguoshan

Most people have the Great Wall on their travel wish-list. Having lived in Beijing for a year, I’ve been to The Wall five times. Each time, I’ve been struck by the sheer scale of the 8000 km edifice.

Big Buddhas Part 1: Dafo, Sichuan

Buddhism came to China from it’s birthplace in India via the Silk Road in the 1st century. Since then, the religion has had many ups and downs in China

Big Buddhas Part 1: Dafo, Sichuan

Buddhism came to China from it’s birthplace in India via the Silk Road in the 1st century. Since then, the religion has had many ups and downs in China