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Turku Castle

Turku Castle: a Turku Must Do!

Turku Castle Turku Castle (Turun Linna) has seen its fair share of battles and sieges, a sturdy fortification dating from the 14th Century at a time when Finland was part of Sweden. It has played castle, grain store and prison over the centuries, suffering from...

Hong Kong, even wonderful in the rain.

  I stood on the promenade in Kowloon, overlooking Victoria Harbour and the spectacular skyline across the water, and marvelled to myself that we had reached this faraway land without ever stepping into an aeroplane. It seemed a wonder of railway engineering that I could...

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum The day following the ‘smog from hell’ I was still on my own so I took myself off to the Shanghai Museum. The air was still pretty unpleasant so the calmly lit, air-conditioned interior was heavenly. The slick museum was built in the...