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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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Mee’s Japan Wish List

So Japan is officially the country I’ve written most about without actually having been there! This time Mee has teamed up with Air France to compile my wish list. The collaboration could not come at a better timing, because it’s very likely that I will finally go to Japan next spring. I know I’ve said […]

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africa egypt

My Egypt Travel Wish List

I’ve been wanting to go to Egypt for a while but it hasn’t happened yet, so I’m now making notes for my travel plan / wish list! As it often happens, I start my to-go destinations by using the UNESCO World Heritage list. There are currently 7 sites inscribed for Egypt as I marked on […]

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asia europe turkey

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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Morocco: Itinerary, Tips and Tricks of Independent Traveling in The Land of The Tricksters

A few friends who knew about our plans at the end of summer would’ve been surprised, because we did not plan to go to Morocco at all. The truth is, Mr Mee had visa problem. It was caused by more than one mistake (his and mine) and they all snowballed into a catastrophe — the […]

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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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asia europe turkey

Turkey: Itinerary, Tips and Tricks

Turkey as a country had been high on my destination list ever since I arrived in Europe. Why Turkey? Rich history, amazing natural wonders, and one thing which I just found out when I traveled in the country – wonderful people. I traveled for 16 days, and interacted with dozens of people, all the while […]

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Turkey Storifyed

I came back to London after 16 days in Turkey, worked for two days, then got sick for three. And not just a little sniffle and cough, mind you, more like head-aches-body-pains-coughs-nose-running-I-don’t-wanna-eat-I-thought-I-was-gonna-die kind of illness. Do you know the kind of illness when you feel so low that you thought this is going to be […]

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europe italy

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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Beginner’s Guide to Indonesia

A few people have asked me about traveling in Indonesia in the past, knowing that I was born and raised there, and I am always happy to oblige. I left Indonesia when I was 17, so I can’t say I have traveled the country a lot. I went on family trips around Java when I […]