Guangxi Where my heart is

Guangxi was the first place I worked in China, first in the provincial capital, Nanning, and later in the second city of Liuzhou. This is where my wife is from, where we travel back to every summer and each year for Chinese New Year. Although it is not where I spend most of my time, and not where I'm from, it is still 'home'.

There are many shots of Liuzhou, a small city by Chinese standards (only around 1 million people), but a nice one, sprinkled with miniature versions of the karst stone hills that make nearby Yangshuo (near Guilin) so famous. It is nice to break a walk through the city with a stiff climb up one of these hills, especially Horse Saddle Mountain, with its commanding view of the city.

Delhi Deadlines by Sheldon Smith

A washed out journalist, posted to India to cover a bloody election campaign, uncovers truths about his son's life - and death - in the country, truths that test loyalties forged in the war zones of Bosnia and Rwanda. A fiercely evocative narrative of modern-day India, filled with the clamour and hot stinks of its capital, this is a novel of death woven through with life.

"The writing is very very good... the mysteriousness of Wyndham's death and the narrator's involvement will entice the reader to keep reading." - 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Expert Reviewer


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