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 was recommended to try the bakery delights at Holiland a cake store chain in China. The whole experience is delightful from perusing the cheesecakes to guessing the sandwich filling. Holiland is a destination and activity in itself! Each customer is given a miniature tray and tongs and after selecting and paying the item is wrapped […]
The Thames Path is sign posted from the High Street allowing the walker to explore both east and west of the pretty little town of Marlow in Buckinghamshire. The Grey Traveller chose west and headed towards Temple Lock. Cutting through Higginson Park and stopping for a photo by the large Steve Redgrave statue the path soon came […]
Reading might not be known for its art but here are a few of my ‘arty’ photos…this time just taken with my phone…..am I getting lazy by not taking my proper camera?…answers on a postcard please.