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Melancholy City

Next to our front door, there are two small postcards in black frames. I bought the postcards in the Singer building in St. Petersburg. One of them is an ink drawing of a seagull wearing a sailor hat, next…

Featured Travel

48 hours in Ajman

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation.  In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I guess the…

Featured Travel

24 hours in Beijing

Beijing is busy.  I know, that seems like an overwhelmingly obvious statement to make. It is a city of 22 million people, nearly five times the population of New Zealand. I’ve been to Shanghai several times, and visited Nanjing.…