Destinations

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Shimla – Summer Capital of India

by Rosemarie John January 4, 2014

Shimla – a refuge from the burning plains of Hindustan. This is how the British East India Company saw Shimla as they set about converting this beautiful place into the summer capital of British India. The remnants of the Raj can still be seen here in its neo-Gothic structures.  This was our first pit stop for the day from New […]

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Delhi – Our First Impressions

by Rosemarie John December 23, 2013

This year we decided to celebrate my 33rd birthday in the historical city of New Delhi.  And before getting there I envisioned a great city that inspired many an ancient king and emperor including the British Raj to set up their political and financial centres to govern the entire Indian subcontinent. It is also the seat of the current Indian […]

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Reclining Buddha at Wat Lokayasutharam

by Rosemarie John December 2, 2013

Photo Story – Wat Lokayasutharam Known to the locals as Phra Buddha Sai Yat, this 37 meters long reclining Buddha is all that is left of a once royal temple. Many people still place offerings in a make-shift alter in front of the statue. Buddha’s head is resting on a lotus and at the opposite end of his body, his […]

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Meet “Brand Canberra”

by Rosemarie John November 28, 2013

Canberra, the capital of Australia turned a 100 years old this year and the event has been celebrated in many ways. Celebrating Canberra’s 100th birthday is a year long centenary program that centres around new and exciting projects that will also showcase the very best of what’s already happening in Canberra each year – the people, the places, the events […]

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Holiday Inn Express Bangkok – Smartly Convenient

by Rosemarie John November 22, 2013

As a traveller you sometimes ask yourself, “Why can’t I find a hotel that is simple which has most comforts of a luxury hotel and yet reasonably priced?” Honestly most of us who visit a bustling city hardly have time to enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool or sample the many amenities most luxury hotels have to offer these days. We […]

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Off the Beaten Path Thailand – Wat Phu Khao Thong

by Joseph Ellis November 15, 2013

It was our maiden trip to Bangkok and we decided to explore Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Our first stop after a 2 hour ride in a stuffy van brought us to Wat Phu Khao Thong, a stupa or chedi as it is called in Thai built in 1387. If you’ve seen Borobudur, then this monument may not […]

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Walking Down Curetes Street – Ephesus

by Rosemarie John November 9, 2013

Ephesus has always been on top of our list of “must see places”. As one of the seven churches of Asia cited in the Book of Revelation, this ancient city holds a special fascination in our hearts. We just had to see it and walk its marble streets for ourselves. Reading about it and watching it on TV wasn’t enough. […]

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It’s Official… We’re Moving to Australia!

by Rosemarie John November 8, 2013

Well… it’s now official. We are moving to Canberra, Australia! We made a short trip to the capital region to make things official before we make our final and permanent move in the next 6 months or so. Our maiden experience of this lovely city was during springtime and we had just missed the Floriade but Canberra, being the city of […]

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Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour – A Johor Getaway

by Rosemarie John October 20, 2013

Situated a mere 20 minutes from Senai International Airport in Johor, Malaysia and easily accessible from Singapore’s Tuas and Woodlands checkpoints, the Traders Hotel, Puteri Harbour is an up-scale delight for a 4 star accommodation. It is trendy and contemporary and the rooms have retro modern furniture, crisp white bedding and comfortable work desks.  One big perk here is that […]

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Hello Kitty Town – Rekindling Memories of Childhood

by Joseph Ellis October 18, 2013

Some forty years ago, Yuko Shimizu created a cute character called Kitty White for Shintaro Tsuji the founder of Sanrio. This cute kitten is known the world over as Hello Kitty and has inspired a themed restaurant and maternity hospital in Taiwan, a couple of theme parks in Japan and now a Hello Kitty Town in Nusajaya Johor, Malaysia. Fresh […]

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