Xiang Long


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Exploring Kaiping

By on February 15, 2016
Kaiping is both a city and a county, deep in the heart of the southern province of Guangdong, surrounded by beautiful villages
Boxing Day Test


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Celebrations

Versatile Christmas Tree

By on December 12, 2015
Back in September I just had to kick the Christmas tree out of my office where it had been parked for a while.
Firecrackers in Niu Lu Tao


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Firecrackers in Niu Lu Tao

By on December 7, 2015
The firecrackers are never far away from any celebration or festival. This particular video is from 2012, in the village of Niu Lu Tao.
Gweilo in the Diaolou


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Books

Gweilo in the Diaolou

By on November 30, 2015
My adventures in southern China to Kaiping and the Diaolou. Chinese language version now available!


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Wokipedia

Robert Noodles

By on November 10, 2015
Inspired by the wonderful Cantonese breakfast, Xiang Fan, Robert Noodles is a fast, easy and tasty noodle dish perfect for breakfast.
The Qingming Tractor


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Qingming Gallery 2015

By on October 26, 2015
The Qingming festival, or “Tomb Sweeping Day” is an annual celebration held in China around April.
Old communal kitchen c 1995


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History Wokipedia

Old Communal Kitchen

By on October 20, 2015
The old communal kitchen in the village of Niu Lu Tao, south of Kaiping in Guangdong province, is a relic from the past.
chopsticks


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Wokipedia

Sticking with Chopsticks

By on October 16, 2015
Jerry Seinfeld praises the Chinese for "hanging in there with the chopsticks because, you know they've seen the fork."
Weeping Willows by Xi Hu in Hangzhou


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Enchanting Hangzhou

By on September 21, 2015
The sheer beauty of Hangzhou is breathtaking, particularly the iconic West Lake, "Xi Hu", playground for poets and artisans.
Pearl River


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The Mighty Pearl River

By on September 19, 2015
The Pearl River is not spoken of in the same heights as the Yangtze or the Yellow Rivers, but it has massive historical importance.
ROB HARVEY
SYDNEY AUSTRALIA

I quit my marketing job 20 years ago to become a writer, only I ended up writing html instead of words. Now I'm just writing words. I have a passion for China, through my partner Shuk, a passion for cooking and a passion for history. Oh, and a keen eye for the absurd! Have some fun on these pages and I look forward to your feedback. Rob.

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