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This is the National Stadium in Beijing, China, unofficially also known as the Birds Nest Stadium because of it’s design.

 

I walked around the stadium a few times until I came to this view point, the most pleasing to my eye. This image was taken at dusk with zub-zero temperatures. You can see that the lake infront of the stadium is frozen over. Brrrrrr

 

Beijing Birds Nest Stadium

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When I was a lad…. I had one of those ladybird reading books showing wonders and facts from around the world and in it was the Great Wall of China. I was fascinated by it and wished I could go and walk on that wall.

 

Well, many years later, my dream of walking on the wall came true. It was a cold December day and as I approached the wall, I took my gloves of and touched it with my bare hands. Yeah, I know I was being just a little sentimental but it felt like an accomplishment to me.

And wall did not disappoint… Some parts consisted of steep steps that had to be carefully climbed whereas others parts were a lot flatter. It still amazes me in how difficult it must have been to build it.

 

When I arrived there, it was early morning and the air was a little misty which added some atmosphere to the images. Hope you like the photos.

View from the Great Wall at MutianYu

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China

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During my stay at The Avillion, managed to capture the sun setting over the horizon.

Sunset at The Avillion in Port Dickson

Then caught my kids looking at the horizon as the sun was setting

Daughters looking at the sunset

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After loads of travelling for work, took a short break with family to the Beach. We went to the Avillion Resort in Port Dickson. http://www.avillionportdickson.com/

It’s a beautiful place and we took a seaview room with views across the Straits of Malacca. The sea breaks against the stilts beneath the rooms and gives a soothing sound during the night. Overall, we had a well deserved break from city life. A recommended place to take your family as apart from the beaches, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.

Avillion Resort, Port Dickson from the beach

The view over the balcony from our room

View out the balcony

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Our family holiday to England also included a trip to Paris and EuroDisney. We had an excellent time in EuroDisney and the kids are still talking about it until now!! Traveling around Paris was a breeze too, by using the Metro to get around. It’s super convenient and stops at all the landmarks.

Le Metro

Arc D'Triomphe

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A few months back, I took my family to a holiday to London and Paris. I hadn’t been back to London for years and years and it was great to be back. We went to all the touristy sites and had a wonderful time. Below is the famous shot of Big Ben and an interior shot of The Natural History Museum

Big Ben

The Natural History Museum

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At the end of last year, I went on a family trip to Singapore. We stayed in the Intercontinental Hotel. A great place  that was conveniently attached to a shopping mall. We were real tourists and even took a ride on an open top tour bus 🙂

Esplanade

Eye of Singapore

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