Travel writing by Mark Andrews
Published travel articles that have appeared in magazines, newspapers or online.
Echelon. Road to Shangri-la.
Travel article looking at some of the highlights on the route to Shangri-la, in China’s Yunnan Province.
Time Out. The 37 Best Cities in the World. #17 Shanghai
Shanghai comes in at number 17 on Time Out’s list of best cities. Write up on the city written by Mark Andrews.
The Sunday Times. Here in China, we’re enjoying a staycation boom.
Travel article looking at the boom in domestic tourism in Shanghai following COVID-19.
BGTW. How to open a hostel or guesthouse in China
Tongue in cheek article about how to set up a successful hostel or guesthouse in China to attract foreign tourists.
Telegraph. Here in Shanghai, there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel.
Shanghai’s experience with the coronavirus and how there is light at the end of the tunnel for what western countries are now going through.
Culture Trip. The 17 Best Day Trips From Shanghai.
A rewrite and additions to an article originally by someone else about day trips from Shanghai.
South China Morning Post. Is that Thai food, or Lao?
Five quintessential Laotian dishes which show how the cuisine is different to more well-known Thai cuisine.
Blue Wings. Five-star Wonder.
A look at Shanghai’s below ground level hotel built into the side of an old quarry.
Straits Times. London still Fab after 50 years.
Despite coming from the UK I hardly ever write about Britain, well here’s one of the few about the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles Abbey Road and London.
CKGSB Knowledge. Going Underground.
How China’s subway lines are changing urban mobility and society.
Serendib. Tokyo Calling.
Travel article about what to do in Tokyo tied in with the Rugby World Cup and next year’s Olympics. As in Serendib magazine.
South China Morning Post. Eat like a local in Xi’an.
Article looking at 5 must eat foods in Xi’an the common grain being wheat as featured in the Style section of the South China Morning Post.
Going Places. Food for Good Luck
What people eat around the world at Lunar New Year for good luck may not have originated from China.
World Travel Magazine. Discovering Bourdain’s Lost Shanghai
Shanghai today is home to upscale global dining but search hard enough and you can still find local gems.
Serendib. Guangzhou, the Southern Pearl
Guangzhou rounds out the big three Chinese cities but is much less known or visited than Beijing and Shanghai.
SCMP.com. 5 top-hole golf courses in China for elites.
The Chinese were playing a form of golf a thousand years ago, but under communism the sport was banned until the early 1980s – now the Middle Kingdom is teeing off again
Straits Times. A City Worth its Salt.
Classical gardens and architecture
built off the salt trade make the Chinese city of Yangzhou a must-visit
Vacations & Travel. Metamorphosis of Vang Vieng.
Travel article looking at how the Laos town of Vang Vieng is throwing off its party town reputation and embracing its beautiful scenery.
MICE Biz. Small Wonders.
How small boutique hotels aim to compete with large hotels for MICE business.
South China Morning Post. Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people.
Why a former Red Guard now saves Chinese antiques and uses his collection to educate young people
Morning Calm. The Perfect Pepper.
Cambodia’s Kampot Province is home to what discerning gastronomes consider the world’s best pepper. After nearly disappearing during the time of the Khmer Rouge, it’s once again taking pride of place in the country’s cuisine.
Aspire. State of the Arts.
Dazzling new private museums
and galleries are making Shanghai
the new hotbed of contemporary art in China – and the West Bund is where it’s all happening.
Preferred Travel. Sapporo: The Other Face of Japan.
Travel article about how to get the best of Sapporo, Japan in both warm and cold weather.
Blue Wings. Form meets Function.
Past forward in Nanjing.
New meets old – take a tour of the Chinese city’s most beautifully innovative architecture from past to present.
Scoot. Whole Wheat Experience.
Discover how wheat and meat
collectively dominate the culinary
experience in Xi’an
SALT. Sichuan’s Spice of Life.
Exploring the nuances of Sichuan cuisine, from Upper River approaches in Chengdu to Lower River style of food enjoyed in Chongqing and beyond.
Finnair Cargo. China’s old southern hospitality
Article introducing Nanjing as a new destination for Finnair Cargo.
Scoot. Sea-ing Ningbo
The sea is key to exploring Ningbo an ancient harbour city in China says travel writer Mark Andrews.
Straits Times. The Taste of Kampot Life.
Article looking at how salt and pepper flavour Kampot in Cambodia as a tourist destination.
Blue Wings. Shanghai’s Urban Nip and Tuck.
Article about the Jian Ye Li development of old shikumen buildings into the Capella Hotel in the Former French Concession of Shanghai.
Lightfoot Travel. Road Tripping Through Sichuan-Tibet.
A road trip through the Tibetan areas of Sichuan Province, China looking at Buddhism and the rural way of life.
South China Morning Post. Zen-Like Art and a Well-Maintained Motorcycle
How a Shanghai art tour by motorbike sidecar reveals city’s galleries beyond M50.
Tengri (Air Astana). Dress to Impress.
Travel article about the car modification scene in Beijing with translations in Russian and Kazakh that appeared in a Kazakh airline magazine.
South China Morning Post. Clusters Last Stand.
Inside Fujian’s Unesco-listed Hakka roundhouses: their history, architecture and why heritage status is mixed blessing
Vacations and Travel magazine. Shanghai Surprise.
Forget the Michelin-starred chefs and international cuisine laying siege to the city, steer a path past restaurants with food from provinces in the far-flung corners of China to eat what the Shanghainese grew up on.
Silkwinds. Another Side to Siem Reap.
A one day itinerary of less well known things to see and do in and near Siem Reap, Cambodia.
South China Morning Post. After the Gold Rush.
How Chinese gold miners helped build New Zealand and how discrimination drove them away
Paradise. Culture Fix – article looking at the cultural side of Ubud, Bali.
Mark Andrews visits Ubud, where dance, temples and good Balinese food inspire him.
Vacations and Travel magazine. Lunching Lao.
Article looking at Laotian food and what to eat aimed at an Australian audience.
Serendib. Shanghai: Rebirth of the Pearl of the Orient.
Shanghai is a city struggling to balance its past with its future. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the banks of the Huangpu River. However, the city was only sleeping and now ask any local and it is the Pudong side along with the future that they’re looking to.
Selamta. 24 hours in Doha: Balancing tomorrow with yesterday in Qatar.
As Doha keeps its eye on the future, the city also goes to great lengths to ensure that its people don’t forget their nomadic desert roots.
Post Magazine (South China Morning Post). Chills and Thrills.
Japan for non-skiers: Nagano in winter offers chills and thrills
If you thought there’s nothing more to central Japan in winter than skiing, think again. There is plenty of monkeying about to be had in Nagano prefecture
World Travel Magazine. Definitive Destinations – Hainan Island.
Article looking at why Hainan is an up and coming destination in China for international tourists.
Classic Cars. The Collector – Luo Wenyou.
Luo Wenyou owner of the Beijing Classic Car Museum on his favourite cars from his collection as in Classic Car magazine.
BNE Magazine. Real Shanghai.
Travel article about how to discover the not so well known charms of Shanghai.
South China Morning Post. Highway to Discovery.
Article about driving a Land Rover Discovery Sport around the Tibetan border area of Sichuan.
Priority. Reclaiming the cuisine. Article about Lao food.
Article looking at what Laotian food is and how it differs from the cuisine in neighbouring countries.
Inner Circle. Of Dragons and Dinosaurs.
Article for Shangri-la Hotels online Inner Circle magazine about the city of Changzhou
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