Category: Asia

Staying in the world's most leaning hotel - Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi

When researching things to do in Abu Dhabi, there are a few landmarks that are regularly mentioned. One of them is the Capital Gate building. Just 15 minutes away from Abu Dhabi Airport and located next to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the Capital Gate building is one of the tallest buildings in […]

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Things to do in Penang , Malaysia

Penang is one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations and my favourite city in Malaysia too. Also known as "The Pearl of Orient" it has a lot to offer visitors – history, culture, exotic foods, beautiful beaches and more. There are so many things to do in Penang . Here are some of them. The […]

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8 Things to do in Istanbul for a first-time visitor

"If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul." Alphonse de Lamartine Istanbul is the city where Europe and Asia meet. It straddles two continents and on another level it straddles the ancient and modern worlds too.  Every building has its own story and history whispers anecdotes and tales from […]

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What to do in Hong Kong in 36 hours

Do you have limited time in Hong Kong? Read on to discover what to do in Hong Kong in 36 hours... “Two tickets to Stewart Road , Wan Chai” , I said to the sturdy woman behind the ticket counter. The bus terminal was just outside Hong Kong International Airport. The sign facing me said […]

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Malaysia Part 6 - Legoland Malaysia and Singapore

Legoland Malaysia was the highlight of my childrens’ Malaysia visit. It was also one of two reasons why we booked a few days at Johor Bahru, which is about 4 hours by bus from Kuala Lumpur. The second reason was that it was near the border of Singapore, so we could visit Singapore for the […]

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Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Welcome to the Shangri-La , an oasis of peace and contentment. No, this is not the mythical Shangri-La from the novel, “Lost Horizon” by British author James Hilton, but rather the Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur , an oasis from the sweltering heat and bustle of Malaysia’s capital city. You are treated like royalty from the […]

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My Indian Adventures - walking down memory lane

Blaring horns, thick smog in the air, an incessant screeching of car tyres, the scent of marigold flowers mingled with the smell of cows, red betel-nut leaf stains – all combine to launch an intensive assault on the senses. India is definitely not for the faint-hearted. It is a melting pot of cultures, and a […]

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