Published on Metro.co.uk on 17th April 2018
Known as the Vegas of the East, Macao has held the title of the biggest gaming destination of the world for over a decade.
And yet, this tiny special administrative region (SAR) of China, consisting of a peninsula and two islands, has so much more to offer.
For one thing, having been a Portuguese colony for more than four hundred years, its architecture and its food has taken on a distinctively Portuguese flair.
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Published in The Mail on Sunday on 8th October 2017
Also published on MailOnline
Shuffling with the crowds along Kuan Zhai Alley, a network of lanes dating from the Qing dynasty, I breathe in deep.
A familiar blend of smoky chilli, toasted Sichuan peppercorns and crushed garlic invades my nostrils; it instantly feels like home.
This is my first visit to Chengdu in three years, and, like each of my previous visits, the city has taken on a new visage. But in a place like this, it doesn’t take long to get reacquainted.
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