Travel writing by Mark Andrews
Published travel articles that have appeared in magazines, newspapers or online.
Inner Circle. August 2016. The Tale of Tea.
Travel article for the online magazine of Shangri-la Hotels about Hangzhou as a destination.
Inner Circle. Doha: Future Shock.
Article for Shangri-la Hotels online magazine Inner Circle. Looks at what to do in Doha and how to get the best out of the city and hotel.
Inner Circle. Wuhan: Front and Centre.
Article for Shangri-la Hotels online magazine Inner Circle. Looks at the history of Wuhan and what to do on a visit to the city.
Selamta. 24 hours in Guangzhou.
How to get the best out of Guangzhou in a 24 hour visit. Where to go, and what to eat and drink.
Japan Times. Nagoya’s big names, trains and automobiles.
Article looking at Nagoya Castle, the Toyota Museum and the SCMAGLEV and Railway Park as good places to visit.
Silkroad. Caving in.
Travel article looking at the cave dwellers around Xi’an and their disappearing way of life.
Inner Circle. A Bite of Fuzhou.
Article for Shangri-la Hotels online magazine Inner Circle. Looks at Fuzhou particularly from the perspective of food and tea.
Tiger Tales. Warrior Fuel.
A look at Xi’an’s food particularly in the Muslim Quarter as in the Tiger Air Tiger Tales magazine.
Travel by Lightfoot. December 2015. Following the Herd in Sri Lanka.
Article about a safari in Sri Lanka’s Uda Walawe one of Sri Lanka’s largest national parks and well known for its wild elephants.
Jetstar Asia. Cambodia’s black gold.
Article looking at Kampot pepper and also how this region of Cambodia is also producing sea salt and finding ready markets for them overseas.
Inner Circle. Hefei Heritage.
Travel article about Hefei and the Shangri-la Hotel for the chain’s online Inner Circle magazine.
Inner Circle. Ancient Glory.
Much of Xian’s glorious past as a thriving political capital of China remains today as mesmerising historic monuments.
Inner Circle. Nanchang: Revolutionary Road.
Travel article looking at Nanchang and the Shangri-la Hotel with a particular emphasis on the city’s revolutionary past and also the nearby countryside.
UO Magazine. World Fantasy Flight
Chinese translation of an article about the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya and general otaku culture in Japan.
The Bridge. Learning from the Experts.
How China can learn from Swiss experience with the hospitality industry. Looks at why Switzerland has such a good reputation in the industry.
Serendib. Tower Hamlets.
Travel article about the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kaiping and its towers which dot the countryside surrounding the area.
Silkroad. Second Wind.
Hainan is on its way to establishing itself as China’s new capital for recreational and competitive sailing
SBR. MICE Sector Pushes Forward.
A review of the current situation of the MICE sector in China and what five star hotels are doing in order to compete in the sector.
Inner Circle. Salt of the Earth.
Article about Yangzhou and the Shangri-La Hotel, Yangzhou as seen in the Shangri-la’s online magazine Inner Circle.
Inner Circle. Southern Capital.
Travel article about Nanjing and the Shangri-La Hotel, Nanjing as seen in the Shangri-la’s online magazine Inner Circle.
Inner Circle. Sun, Sea and Sanya.
Travel article about Sanya, China and the Shangri-La Hotel, Sanya as seen in the Shangri-la’s online magazine Inner Circle
Jetstar. November 2014. Tokyo. Travel article on the city.
Freelance travel writer Mark Andrews takes a look at the highlights Tokyo has to offer on a visit to the city in the Jetstar inflight magazine.
Hemispheres. Cutting Remarks. Dispatches article
Largely tongue-in-cheek article about a cooking course making jiaozi dumplings at Hutong Cuisine in Beijing as in United Airlines Hemispheres.
Inner Circle. Allure of Ningbo.
There is a surprisingly interesting and historic side to the city of Ningbo in China making it a good place to spend a few days.
Tiger Tales. Finding Ningbo.
Article about how to get the best out of a stay in Ningbo with an emphasis on the historic side and culture.
Travel 3 Sixtyº. Nagoya for All.
Nagoya is often overlooked as merely a gateway to the Chubu region of Japan. Whilst the World Cosplay Summit is a spectacle not to be missed, you’ll find fun for the family in Nagoya all year round!
Inner Circle. Sage Advice.
Travel article about Qufu the birthplace of Confucius and the Shangri-la Hotel there.
Colours. Snow Patrol.
A winter walk along Japan’s Nakasendo Way and through the snow as in Garuda’s inflight magazine.
Renaissance. Wuxi. Highlights of the city.
Quick highlights of Wuxi, China as in Renaissance the inflight magazine of TransAsia Airways.
Renaissance. Hefei. Highlights of the city.
Quick highlights of Hefei, China as in Renaissance the inflight magazine of TransAsia Airways.
South China Morning Post. Pummel Vision.
At an Ayurvedic resort in Sri Lanka
you will be kneaded, needled, steamed and scrubbed all in the name of relaxation, writes
Silkroad. Women’s Kingdom.
Danba County’s secluded villages remain steeped in tradition,
offering a glimpse into the historic past of a region once ruled
by women and still shrouded in mystery
Open Skies. Taikang Road.
Travel article about mainly the Tianzifang area in Shanghai and some of its highlights as in Emirates inflight magazine.
Devon Life. A Flotsam Furore.
Article about how the sleepy village I grew up in became international headline news and the aftermath of a shipwreck six years on from the event.
Silkroad. Easy Riders.
Travel article looking at the Shanghai Insiders motorbike sidecar tour of Shanghai.
Laowai. Qiandao Lake.
Qiandao Lake harbours its own Atlantis the equally mysteriously named Lion City, a town of submerged Ming Dynasty buildings.
American Way. Spahhhhh. Article about Japanese onsen
What Japanese onsen, hot springs, are all about and how to get the etiquette right.
Laowai Magazine. Caring Cambodia.
How tourism in Cambodia is saving the environment and building futures for its disadvantaged.
Vertu Select. Eat, pray, love in Bali.
How it is possible to eat, pray and love all on Bali and there is no better place for this than the cultural capital Ubud.
Vertu Select. Tianzifang, Shanghai’s artistic corner.
Shanghai’s Tianzifang offers a place where artists, shop owners, restaurants and residents coexist.
Post Magazine (SCMP). All around the watchtowers.
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Kaiping, Guangdong Province, with its towers that dot the villages of the surrounding countryside.
Vertu Select. Record breaking Chinese railways speed ahead.
How China’s record breaking bullet trains are revolutionising travel in the country.
South China Morning Post. Rumble in the Jungle.
The Laotian Elephant Festival and efforts to better look after both domestic and wild elephants in the country.
British Heritage. Smokin’ Heritage.
The seven best UK heritage lines for steam trains based on length, scenery and locomotive collection.
Straits Times. Get lost in Kashgar.
Travel article about Kashgar in Xinjiang Province and the Karakoram Highway that goes to Pakistan.
Kansai Scene. On Your Bike in Vientiane.
A look at the main sights of Vientiane along with how a bicycle ride along the Mekong can show you a completely different side to the capital of Laos.
Metropolis. Luang Prabang. Travel Article
Travel article about the highlights of Luang Prabang the cultural capital of Laos.
Metropolis. Kashgar. Travel article.
Travel article about Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Province and the Karakoram Highway that goes to Pakistan.
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