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Mee Playing Tourist in Central London

A couple of weeks back I was invited to be one of the first guests in this newly renovated boutique hotel in Central London called Montagu Place. The location is excellent as it’s just a stone throw away from Marble Arch and Baker St tube stations, and the oh-so-lively Oxford Street. They have 3 types […]

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How to Survive On A Boat – With No Internet!

This is the last in my series of posts about life on a boat. You can start from the beginning about how I came aboard a Turkish gullet for 8 days, and more details on the route and the boat. If you’re like me and you don’t normally live on a boat, you might wonder […]

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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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Afternoon Cream Tea at The Beaufort Hotel

Just right before the whole boat shenanigans, I happened to be invited for an afternoon tea at The Beaufort Hotel in London. I love afternoon tea. An afternoon of outing is just not right without sitting down for some tea and scone. So when this offer came up, my reaction was: YES ABSOLUTELY I WILL […]

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Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage: Route and Boat

In my previous post I wrote about how I came aboard a Turkish boat for 8 days. One thing that appealed to me in Cynthia’s email was the “soft adventure travel” bit. I love adventure, I do. But the reality is my day job is a desk job, and I am tied to my desk […]

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How I Came Aboard A Turkish Boat For 8 Days

My blog had brought me many great things, but this must be the biggest one yet. Sometime in May I received a short email. Inside is an invitation to join a Fitness Voyage in the Mediterrranean. Now I receive dozens of emails per day, and at least a dozen email every day just from PR […]

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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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Istanbul: My Reminiscences and Things You Should Not Miss

I went to Turkey in winter last year, and interestingly some people thought it would be warm, as one of my colleagues put it “I always imagined Turkey as nice and warm.” I had to tell him that no, Turkey has winter too. In fact it could be very cold at some cities, it could […]

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A Bit of Scandinavia, A Bit of the Baltics

I just came back for a short 5-day trip across Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia), and Riga (Latvia). You can see my route above (Don’t you love map? I love map!). In fact, I already recommended this route to a couple of people since I came back. You can cross from Helsinki to Tallinn with a […]

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Chinese-Indian Palace and Summer in Brighton

So I have been quietly AWOL for a few weeks. I blame the combination of general busy-ness, World Cup, and it being summer. I love warm days, and find it very ironic that I suffer pretty bad hay fever throughout – it’s like I’m literally allergic to summer! Just in London too, because it just […]