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The Magical City of Suzhou, China

The high-speed train from Shanghai to Suzhou covers about 100 kilometres in 30 minutes and costs around five dollars. It’s a smooth commute, whose efficiency presents an interesting contrast to the long lineups and tight security in both the Shanghai subway and train station, where foreigners have to show their passports to numerous serious-looking officials: the Chinese government certainly puts
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One Week in London & Geoffrey Farmer at the Barbican

I’m just back from a week’s holiday in London. I skipped the Venice Biennale this year – you can’t do everything, though I hear it was pretty great – and instead we spent time with our friends. A full week in London was a rare treat. The St. Martins College building at King’s Cross, with cool silver zig zag. All
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