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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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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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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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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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The First Coffee House in England Is In…

This site boasts to be the first coffee house in England, established in the year 1650. Even the coffee cup makes sure that you know… This is The Grand Cafe in Oxford, England. Oxford became the site of the first coffee house, not only in England but in the whole of the Christian empire. (more […]

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Peter Pan is Alive in London

One of the many things I love about London is how the story books come alive here. Places I could only read before I can now go to, see, and touch, it is surreal. The first time I arrived in London, I quickly noticed Kensington as the residential of Wendy and the Darling family in […]

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Hay-on-Wye, Wales – The Town of Books

Did you ever imagine a town of books? It’s like the equivalent of town of candies for candy-lovers or town of games for geeks. Lo and behold, there is such town! Meet Hay-on-Wye, a small town on the border of Wales and England (during our 2 nights stay there we literally crossed this border on […]

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Festivals to Look Out For This Summer (Britain)

One of the best things to live in London for me is the the wide range of festivals and exhibitions going on throughout the year. This is truly the city to be if you’re into literature, music, art, performance art, and history. (Mee! Mee!) Okay to be fair, music is the one thing I am […]

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Hey I Know That Place!: Bath, The Perfect Setting for Period Drama

I was watching the newest Les Misérables film on the big screen a couple of weeks ago and enjoying it very much, when we reached a scene nearing the end. And something took me almost completely out of the drama. Can you guess what it is? A river with very distracting artifact. I thought, hey […]