All Posts By Catriona Rowntree

Fairmont Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

by Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Justin Zhu is the Assistant Chief Concierge at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. He joined the Fairmont family in 2010 and loves his job. His role is to help guests solve all different kinds of requests and facilitate guests getting to know the city. The different challenges he deals with every day is the reason he loves his job. My favourite locale ...

The perfect Mothers’ Day (or any day) gift: “The Jade Lily” & a Journeys To Come Travel Bag, just $39.95!

by Monday, April 23, 2018

We've teamed up with Kirsty Manning, Australian author of "The Jade Lily" (released on 25 April) and "The Midsummer Garden", to bring you the perfect gift for Mothers' Day or any day... A SIGNED copy of Kirsty's latest novel,"The Jade Lily" (normally $29.95), AND a Journeys To Come Travel Bag (usually $29.95), for just $39.95 (plus $15 Postage ...

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A city of temples, traffic & extremes: Shanghai, China

by Sunday, April 22, 2018

Our Guest Traveller this week is Meaghan Holden, who travelled to Shanghai as part of a three-stop tour, also taking in Beijing and Hong Kong. Shanghai is the most populous city in the world, with more than 24 million people in 2017. Let's look through Meaghan's lens, as she explores Shanghai's streets, buildings and parks, stumbling across some unusual and sometimes ...

Sleek technology, soaring skyscrapers & street food: Shanghai, with Kirsty Manning

by Saturday, April 21, 2018

Shanghai. It’s all sleek technology, soaring skyscrapers and lights one moment, then tiny laneways filled with the scent of street food the next. Like Alexandra — the contemporary protagonist of "The Jade Lily" — my first encounter with Shanghai had me hooked. I was fascinated by the chic streets of the French Concession, the Art Deco ...