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Gayle Aggiss

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Global travel blog that features travel stories on living, traveling and growing up in cities, villages and towns around the world!

shanghai

Shanghai, China: Expectations and Surprises

Have you ever eaten Mongolian food? I hadn’t until my trip to Shanghai. I’d never thought about Mongolian food before, it’s not a country that anybody mentions when they talk about the best food they’ve ever tried. The only reason we tried the Mongolian restaurant was because it smelled good, promised something unusual, and because […]

cairns

Cairns, Australia: The Barrier Reef and Mangroves

Growing up in Cairns was idyllic. At the time, it was a small town that was just starting to understand its appeal to tourists. For families and children living there year round, this made for a backdrop that was peaceful and serene. But it also had quick and easy access to one of the greatest […]

hanoi

Hanoi, Vietnam: Chaos and Kindness

Within a few minutes of leaving my hostel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, I got conned. That happens sometimes when you first land in a new country. The money is unfamiliar, the exchange rate is hard to calculate, and in certain parts of the world, the people selling their goods are pushier than westerners […]

fuzhou

Fuzhou, China: Standing Out

If you’ve been to China as a tourist, you’ve probably had a fairly straightforward travel experience. Travellers to China tend to visit set areas such as Shanghai and Beijing. If they do go out of these cities, it’s usually to see the Great Wall or the Terracotta Warriors. These cities and attractions are amazing, and […]