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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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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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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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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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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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Père Lachaise Cemetery and Oscar Wilde

In How to do Paris in 24 Hours (surprisingly to me one of the most popular posts in Wandering Mee), I had a little mention of Père Lachaise Cemetery, which is the largest cemeteries in Paris interning many famous figures. That day, with such limited time, I went the first thing in the morning to […]

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In The Steps of A Serial Killer: Jack the Ripper in East London

It was the year of 1888. British Empire was at the height of its game, making London the biggest the most crowded city on the planet, bar none, attracting people from all walks of life, the rich, the poor, and the very very poor. While West End accommodated the upper middle class and held all […]