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Driving along the Great Ocean Road, the more unusual sights and sounds of China and exploring Cuba.
An emu racing a tour bus, a lioness hunting a pigeon that almost got too close and a twerking policeman at Notting Hill Carnival.
With 2013 already becoming a distant memory, it seems an appropriate time to cast an eye over the travels Michelle and I undertook last year.
The Hong Kong Tourism Board uses the slogan, ‘Hong Kong. Asia’s World City’ to advertise the city’s cosmopolitan mix. The coastal island was under British colonial rule until 1997, when it was handed over to the Chinese – and its historic legacy is even more varied.
Tiananmen Square is the third largest city square in the world. Its 440,000 square metres is home to a huge image of Mao Zedong, China’s great Communist founding father.
It is vast. Vast and the most amazing blue. The sheer size of the lake at Beijing’s Summer Palace was the first thing that struck me.
There is a lot to do in Beijing – especially when, like me, you are only visiting the city as a stop-off on your way to Japan.
The last couple of days have seen Mami and I move away from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, to explore the much smaller city of Oita.