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Fushimi Inari: The Keys to the Mountain

I have visited Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Kyoto extensively over the past few years, and I firmly believe Kyoto is the ultimate place to visit in Japan, whereas the Fushimi Inari … Continue reading

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A Safari in Sumatra

A safari in Sumatra is about far more than just the Orangs. I visited Gunung Leuser National Park in the northern part of the island and I enjoyed spotting all … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Airbus A380 vs the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The A380 vs. the 787? The Whale Jet vs. the Dreamliner? Who wins this fascinating battle between the two most talked-about aircraft models in the sky. Both have their strongpoints … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Odaiba: Tokyo’s Plaything

Odaiba is a man-made island connected to mainland Tokyo by the famous Rainbow Bridge. It was developed in the 1850s for military purposes, but since the end of the 1990s … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Which temples should you visit in Bagan?

One of the most amazing construction projects ever undertaken was at Bagan, the ancient kingdom of the Burmese rulers. There are thousands of pagodas spread across the dusty plains here, … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Thebes Jeebies!

The Temple of Karnak, just north of Luxor, is the largest temple complex in the entire world, and was part of the infamous city of Thebes. On an aesthetic level it is … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Top 5 worst airlines in the world

Everybody has their favourite airlines with whom they have amazing positive experiences. But what about those airlines that consistently provide poor service and have bad reputations? Here I go through … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 11 Comments

Reading with Confucius

The historic Temple of Literature in Hanoi is a large Confucius temple that houses the Imperial Academy, and it was here where the Vietnamese language was born. The temple is so revered these … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 3 Comments
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