Destinations

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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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Driving Up to Nagarkot

by Rosemarie John November 15, 2012

With altitudes ranging between 100 metres above sea level to the pinnacle of the Earth which is Mount Everest, Nepal is undoubtedly a vast mountainous country with many hill stations . Amongst them, located 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu is Nagarkot. Situated within the Bhaktapur District, Nagarkot is known for its scenic spots of the Himalayas when the weather is […]

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Capri – The First Hotel Residence in Singapore

by Rosemarie John November 12, 2012

Finding a hotel in Singapore is not necessarily all about its central location when the island is so well connected via its Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system. If you’re looking for that home away from home experience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city and with close proximity to the airport, look no further than Capri by Fraser. […]

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Everest Mountain Flight – For the Adventurer in You

by Rosemarie John November 5, 2012

The highlight of a trip to Kathmandu is the opportunity to set your eyes up-close on majestic Mount Everest. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp isn’t for everybody. It requires patience, high endurance, the ability to adapt to truly basic amenities while outdoors and the possibility of accidents and fatal health and weather risks. The mountain flight on the other […]

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Strolling Down Bondi

by Rosemarie John October 29, 2012

Stretching approximately one kilometre long, Bondi is a popular beach in Sydney that features an array of cafes, restaurants and hotels. Patronized mostly by beach goers, the smooth sand and windy location is an attraction to locals and tourists who just want to spend a relaxing day at the bay without getting into the water. Should you plan to take […]

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Inside the Museum at Eldridge Street, New York

by Rosemarie John October 26, 2012

The Museum at Eldridge Street is located within the Eldridge Street Synagogue which opened its doors on New York’s Lower East Side in 1887. Nearly lost to time, harsh weather and limited use, this National Historic Landmark has been faithfully and painstakingly restored to its evocative original condition. Today, it is the only remaining public marker of the great Jewish […]

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Walking the Streets of New York’s Chinatown

by Rosemarie John October 23, 2012

Located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Chinatown in New York is considered as the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. Before Chinatown became Chinatown, it was a Jewish enclave for Eastern European Jewish immigrants for decades. The Lower East Side was and is still home to the very first synagogue located on Eldridge […]

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Singapore’s Traditional Watering Hole

by Rosemarie John October 22, 2012

Known today as the Long Bar at Raffles, this heritage watering hole is steeped in history and quirky traditions. A place when many a traveller visits to make their Singapore journey complete. Entering what was formerly known as the “Rendezvous of Planters”, the Long Bar encapsulates each visitor in a world of rustic décor, old ceramic tiles and the crackling […]

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