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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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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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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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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 […]

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Finding Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon

One of the things that I miss the most when not traveling for a while is long train ride, so when I saw that the weather would be sunny on the weekend, I immediately decided to book train tickets to Stratford-upon-Avon – which is Shakespeare’s birthplace and grave, but apparently also a nice little town […]

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84 Charing Cross Road Plaque

Three years ago I arrived in London and almost immediately set off for Charing Cross Road to find no. 84. For you who don’t know, 84 Charing Cross Road is a book, and later made into a movie starring Anthony Hopkins, about correspondences between a London bookseller and an American writer (the author) in post-war […]

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When In Spring, Go See Plays

Spring seems to be the time when stage plays start popping up, just like the colorful flowers. A couple of weeks after the play at Bush Theatre, I’ve got the invitation to review another two plays: one in Kingston and one in South London. Merrily I went along to check out the plays, the theatres, […]

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Ning Malaysian Supper Club, London

Just last weekend Mee and company had our first experience of Supper Club (like a pop-up restaurant at someone’s house). I’ve been following Chef Norman Musa on Facebook, had Malaysian afternoon tea at his restaurant Ning in York, and have been eyeing his London supper clubs. Finally I got a chance to try it for […]

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St Bartholomew-the-Great: One of London’s Top Secret Site

I got to know this lovely church on a London city walk. It’s one of those places that I probably wouldn’t have found by myself if nobody told me about it. It is tucked in the corner of East London, and was very quiet. There were only a few other visitors apart from us. Our […]