The weather in September is beginning to cool, the temperature is still in the early thirties in the middle of the day for sun worshippers but September gives you the best of both worlds, cool mornings to explore and hot afternoons for relaxing. If you explore at 9am, this gives you a chance to see […]
Yes you did read right! …… these type of products are available in vending machines just like we might buy a canned drink or a chocolate bar in the UK. I couldn’t resist trying one for less than £2 in a Shenyang shopping mall recently. Instructions are to wash feet, open each ‘foot bag’ and […]
I bought a couple of unusual products whilst in Shenyang one of them being a cucumber peeler which looked very much like a giant pencil sharpener. This produces delicate slivers of cucumber which you can then put on your face for an instant refreshing facial mask………..I bought this from a street seller close to Marshal Zlang’s Mansion. The […]
Shenyang is very much a modern Chinese city and whilst I was there I didn’t see many historic buildings but I did see these two which are close together and can be visited easily on the same day. Here are a few of my favourite photos.
Liaoning Palaeontology Museum in the grounds of Shenyang Normal University, close to a shopping centre and the metro yellow line. Allow an hour unless this is a particular interest. Love the shape of this ultra modern building. Science and Technology museum in the Hunnan district of the city. Something for everyone, a modern hands on […]
It was an absolute privilege to see pandas during my visit to Shenyang and I was lucky enough to take a trip just outside of the city to the Shenyang Wild Forest Zoological Garden. The park is a huge area to walk round so be prepared to pay extra for transport or take comfortable shoes. Visiting in […]
I didn’t travel far for this post! …..in fact just to my nearest town (Gosport) where I visited the old part of the Municipal Cemetery, never been there before but I was quite taken by it. It’s overgrown, the gravestones are hard to read and some are subsiding. There are blackberry bushes, spider’s webs and […]