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How to Survive On A Boat – With No Internet!

This is the last in my series of posts about life on a boat. You can start from the beginning about how I came aboard a Turkish gullet for 8 days, and more details on the route and the boat. If you’re like me and you don’t normally live on a boat, you might wonder […]

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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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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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Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage: Route and Boat

In my previous post I wrote about how I came aboard a Turkish boat for 8 days. One thing that appealed to me in Cynthia’s email was the “soft adventure travel” bit. I love adventure, I do. But the reality is my day job is a desk job, and I am tied to my desk […]

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How to Pack Your Hand Luggage?

After travelling for almost a decade to countless places, for me packing hand luggage has almost become an obsession. How to pack hand luggage in the most efficient way is almost like an art on its own. Why hand luggage? Because unless you move country (as in moving your place of residence), it is best […]

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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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Funkier Site for UNESCO World Heritage Sites

As regular readers know, I’m really into UNESCO World Heritage Sites, meaning I try to include them as much as possible in my travels. So this new interactive website done by folks at silk.co piqued my interest: https://unesco-world-heritage.silk.co/ I’ve been playing around with it a bit, and think it’s worth sharing. The UNESCO website is […]

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How to Cross Continents Without Flying

Or How to See Africa from Europe with Naked Eyes (the other title I was considering for this post) Aren’t you excited about the opportunity to cross continents by sea? I’m oddly fascinated by crossing border between countries by land so the chance to cross continents made me giddy. There are only two areas in […]

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The Best Way to Get to Know European Cities

I’m addicted to walking tours. I didn’t know about the popularity of walking tours before I came to Europe. It took me about a year to get into it, but soon I found that it is the best way to get to know cities in Europe. Ever feel disoriented the first time you arrive at […]