Art HK 11: Hong Kong International Art Fair 2011

The Hong Kong International Arts Festival 2011 closed on Sunday, and it was my third time after also attending the 2009 and 2010 exhibitions. The exhibition seems to get bigger, more crowded and more interesting as the years go by. They truly have some of the world’s best galleries with some very famous and unbelievably […]

27 May, 2011 in Macedonia
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Saint Naum Springs at National Park Galicica, Lake Ohrid, Ohrid, Saint Naum Monastery, Strumica, & Bitola are some of the wonderful spots I had the pleasure of visiting in Macedonia. Skopje is the capital city of Macedonia and has the largest population with ~700,000 citizens. Unfortunately, the entire Macedonian territories and Skopje in particular went […]

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The Taipei International Flora Exposition was a terrific event. It’s been a month since it closed and a few months since my visit, so it about time I get around to share that experience with you and show you how well Taiwan holds such international events. I didn’t expect much from a flower …

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Looking for a bargain on Chinese antiques? I suggest you start from the Thieves’ Market (Cat Street, or Cat Alley) up on Lascar Row from Sheung Wan. There’s a lot of touristic and antique fake junk there to complement the nearby Hollywood street which tends to sell the upmarket authentic stuff. If you’re lucky and […]

10 May, 2011 in Montenegro
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Montenegro’s gorgeous. Kotor Bay, Cetinje, Ulcinj and Lovćen National Park are some of the terrific spots that I’ve the pleasure of visiting while there. There were a few stunning stops we had on our trip from Ulcinj to Lovcen, and the following photos are from Sveti Stefan – showing you the beauty of …

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German Colony is a one of Jerusalem’s special neighborhoods. In recent years it has really been blooming with new restaurants, arts & crafts shops, and coffee shops opening up to mainly serve the more traditional Anglo people of Jerusalem. In the last year, whenever I visited there was a new weekend attraction – a local […]

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Want to get a feel of mingling with the Taiwanese crowds? Try Sanxia’s Old Street on a public holiday. You’re in for a special treat. There’s barely room to breath,you just go where the crowds push you…   …

4 May, 2011 in Guilin
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I went to Guilin at the worst possible weather, but still managed to see a thing or two. One of those things was the main symbol of Guilin – twin pagodas called “Sun & Moon Pagodas” in a lake near central Guilin.   As my hotel was quite close by, I could …

1 May, 2011 in Jerusalem
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City of David is  definitely one of the top attractions for anyone visiting Jerusalem. It’s in the middle of a political controversy, but while it’s still accessible and thriving you’d be wise to go and experience a bit of fantasy of how things might have been back then. There’s little doubt that that excavated hill […]

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