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I Reached 80 World Heritage Sites

I started my World Heritage Sites project with 40 sites, back in mid 2012. With the addition of Ephesus by the committee just weeks ago, and my boat trip in Rhodes, I finally reached 80 sites! 81 sites in fact, with also the addition of Singapore Botanical Gardens. I thought I need to write a […]

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Magna Carta at the British Library and Philadelphia

A couple of days ago I was invited for an evening at the British Library to visit their latest exhibition Magna Carta. Magna Carta is a document written in the 1215, in the ruling time of King John. Most of us might know him as the bad king who is the enemy of Robin Hood! […]

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Crash Course in The Ninja Turtles… Oops, I Mean The Great Italian Artists

Before I moved to London and arrived in Europe for the first time, my response to hearing about Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo would be “As in the Ninja Turtles?” Since then I have gotten a lot more into European art, Italian and Renaissance art, including of course the Ninja Turtles’ namesakes: namely the original […]

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UNESCO World Heritage List – My Number

Just quite recently I started to have great interest in UNESCO World Heritage List. The interest was first sparked by the iPad app Fotopedia Heritage – which is a great app and has tons of beautiful pictures. I actually contributed to fotopedia.com for a short amount of time and had some good number of vote-ups […]