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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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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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Venice The Photogenic City – A Photo Essay

Venice could be easily the most photogenic city in the world. A friend of mine said that Venice did not look as good in real life compared to what we see in photographs. Another said that it looked decaying and old in real life. And to be fair, it is. The island city of Venice […]

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10 Most Memorable Paintings in Uffizi Gallery

I went to Florence – Italy for a couple of days after a friend’s wedding in Rome, just by myself, armed with shaky knowledge of European art, but giddy with excitement. Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and the most famous art museums. In fact, Florence the city is the most famous for Renaissance […]

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Romeo and Juliet in Verona: The Biggest Tourist Fraud?

I believe I am not a grumpy traveler. Some travelers are. They travel far and wide and complain all the way through about the awfulness of it all. I don’t think I am that kind of traveler. Until I got to Verona – one of the biggest tests for my happy-go-lucky traveler self. Romeo and […]

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Exploring North Italy: From Venice to Cinque Terre

Italy is a marvelous country. You can go back again and again and there would still be tons of things to see. The whole world is a big fan, and I am included. The food is great, the people are warm, and the art and history, omg. This is my third time to go to […]

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Europe’s Most Iconic Bridges

Churches, temples, museums, why not bridges? The folks Titan Travel have kindly offered me to feature their latest infographic on Europe’s Most Iconic Bridges, and doesn’t that sound wonderful? (Also they have kindly sent me a copy of Michael Palin’s Around the World in 80 Days – the latest book selection for their travel book […]

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Rome You Can’t See in Pictures

Some of the most interesting parts of Rome can’t be seen in pictures, because they don’t allow you to take pictures. Boohoo. So now I’m going to share to you the three really cool sites in Rome… in words (and pictures not taken by me). Capuchin Crypt Capuchin Crypt is the most bizarre site I […]

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Rome in Pictures – the Heavyweights

I found Rome too overwhelming to write about. Where does one start? A city so vast and full-packed of beautiful and historical things to see, how do you begin to showcase Rome? I’ve decided to start with the heavyweights, the must-sees, the ones tourists don’t usually miss – in glorious pictures (one hopes). As always, […]

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Comics Guesthouse – Rome

When I came across Comics Guesthouse while planning my second trip to Rome for a best friend’s wedding, I knew I had to contact them for partnership offering. So here I am, proudly presenting the first ever sponsor for Wandering Mee! I used to be an avid gamer and a game developer, and I’m always […]