The trains running through this historic railway station honoured my neighbourhood with 27 traffic jams a day.
Blue skies and bare trees in wintry Beijing, December 2015 © ZhendeGender Beijing looks similar today, which is a delight after days of thick grey smog. Blue skies are such a rarity it is worth celebration. Let's hope winter 2016-17 is clearer and cleaner than last year, so we can fling the windows wide more [...]
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Some people love her because she’s Aung San’s daughter. Most people love her because of what she’s done. I don’t care about who she is; it depends on what she’s done.
Image: A small boy feeds the fish at Yu Gardens, Shanghai, China
Aerial view of Beijing taken moments before my plane landed at Beijing International Airport (PEK), Sept 2016 © ZhendeGender
Traveling too close to the ground on a tricycle journey in Luzon, Philippines
āyí mobile © ZhendeGender This type of vehicle is common on Beijing's streets: a fully upholstered armchair on the back of a mobility scooter is not an unusual sight, but their speed may surprise passers-by. Image captured on Beijing's second ringroad in September 2016.
Want to avoid the lunchtime rush? Eat on the street.
During two trips to Burma (Myanmar) in the past year, I initially felt surprised to experience widespread enthusiasm to speak openly to me, outsider as I am. The openness I was so frequently greeted with amazed me. Locals felt completely at ease about discussing the politics of their threatened totalitarian regime in my presence. The [...]