Destinations

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A Pit-Stop on the Ancient Silk Road Route

by Rosemarie John March 1, 2013

Having been used since the 10th century, the Sultanhani caravanserai situated on Konya-Aksaray Highway looked just like seen out of The Game of Thrones. It resembled the entrance to the city of Qarth! Known as kervansaray or caravanserai, literally ‘caravan palaces’, these buildings provided accommodation and other amenities for merchants. You could say that caravanserais were old hotels for traders […]

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Top Holiday Destinations For Singaporeans

by Rosemarie John February 28, 2013

Thinking of going on holiday? With so many fantastic destinations at your doorstep, it can be difficult thinking of where to go. To help point you in the right direction, here’s six top destinations to start thinking about. Kuala Lumpur The capital of Malaysia is an ideal holiday spot because of its proximity to Singapore, and also because it offers […]

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An Italian Experience with Raffles Courtyard Singapore

by Rosemarie John February 1, 2013

Now, if you’ve been to the Raffles Long Bar, you will know all too well about the hotel’s unique flair. The Raffles Courtyard at the Raffles Hotel is no exception. Built in the tropical setting of an open courtyard, the Raffles Courtyard is a timeless structure with white arches flanked by tropical palms and native plants that keep the feeling […]

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Experiencing Australia through Aboriginal Culture

by Rosemarie John January 28, 2013

After a visit to the Three Sisters at Katoomba make sure to stop by the Aboriginal Centre located at Echo Point for a doze of indigenous dance and culture. It’s a lovely way to immerse yourself in the authentic cultural experience of Australia. Utilising a vast range of didgeridoo masters and dancers who have travelled the world extensively promoting the […]

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The Subterranean World of Cappadocia

by Rosemarie John January 26, 2013

If the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia weren’t fascinating enough, a visit to the Göreme Open Air Museum and the troglodyte cave-cities of Kaymakli are sure to intrigue. Located in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia, the museum and the underground city are two of the most interesting stops in your tour around Turkey. Mostly everything ancient about Cappadocia revolves around the […]

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In Pictures: The Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia

by Rosemarie John January 7, 2013

Blanketed with a thin mist, the chilly morning air greeted us as we made our way into our private coach that would take us through the winding roads of the hilly Cappadocia region. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Cappadocia is laced with some of the world’s most stunning geological anomalies called “fairy chimneys”. With unusual landscapes on both sides of […]

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For History Buffs – The Anatolian Civilizations Museum

by Rosemarie John December 29, 2012

After a visit to the Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, what better way to understand the ancient history of Turkey by stopping by the Anatolian Civilizations Museum. Housing the finest collection in all of Turkey and the main reason to stopover in Ankara, the museum contains an amazing record of each and every civilization that passed through Anatolia. Anatolia is […]

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Anıtkabir, The Mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

by Rosemarie John December 27, 2012

Dominating the Ankara skyline is the grand mausoleum of Turkey’s founding father, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. A visionary man who united 24 tribes across the land and brought significant changes to the Turkish way of life. Already mesmerized by what we had seen on our Bosphorus Cruise the monumental mausoleum was a great way to start off our exploration of the rest […]

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Strait through Two Continents

by Rosemarie John December 21, 2012

As the tour bus weaned its way around the streets of Istanbul picking up tourists from other hotels, the grandeur of this ancient city slowly reveals itself. You are passing by monuments, mosques, minarets, churches, pebble paved streets, trams, people hurrying about and you are trying to absorb everything in. You gasp sometimes in wonder, you frown sometimes at traffic, […]

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Experiencing Times Square – Dining at Junior’s

by Rosemarie John December 17, 2012

Shops on either side of the road, blazing neon signs, a million yellow cabs rushing by, ticket hustlers at every turn, hordes of busy humanity rushing to and fro, swanky designer stores, a babel of world languages and police men on galloping horses’ sums up our first unique impressions of Times Square. Termed “The Crossroads of the World”, Times Square […]

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