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Hong Kong… An Eclectic Mix

Hong Kong is news once again… a victim of its own magnetic desirability. Along with rest of the world I wish the Island country will soon stop looking over its shoulders for ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ (Jennifer Egan’s novel ). It did that in 1997 (Handover) and once again, 2020. My first impression…

Pune Journal…May as well….

  The Lofty look…The Great Wall of China[/caption] APRIL: My daily cups of black coffee (11 am) keep me fresh and clued to world happenings. I flip through my albums and travel blogs re-imagining places visited from different angles and perspectives. My initial presentations loitered on streets, markets, tourist landmarks, cities and it was with…

Beijing- A Contrasting Bouquet of Largeness

A re-visit or virtual travel after gap of eleven years (2009) and Beijing, like rest of China, still remains an enigma. Its latest product, Covid-19 or Corona virus, lives up to the ‘humongous’ attitude of the country…..expandable enterprise. As we, all over the world, battle with inevitable lockdowns, a virtual visit brings back memories of…

The Dragon Wagged Its Tail…Hong Kong-Beijing-Shanghai ExpressTrain Journey…

TRAIN JOURNIES REVISITED…. Train journeys, whether in home country or across continents, is a sure way of stepping on stones and warts. I am no stranger to train travel, short or lengthy, reveling in the feeling of searing across open land or tearing through crowded cities. But few have been flabbergasters as the one I…